Doncaster 22 February 2012

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1

13:55 Doncaster (Class 4) (4YO only)

Crownhotel-bawtry.com Juvenile Hurdle

2m 110y

Winner £2,599 - 14 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
31
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Ardlui (IRE) 70

b c Galileo - Epping (Charnwood Forest)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 11-5
127

Pretty useful up to 1¾m for Henry Candy and made promising start to hurdling career, third to Urbain de Sivola at Newbury before edging out useful Tango de Juilley back there since. Tough to beat.

Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 4-5fav at Newbury over 2m (soft) in December last year, beating Tango De Juilley by a neck.

Pretty useful up to 1¾m for Henry Candy and made promising start to hurdling career, third to Urbain de Sivola at Newbury before edging out useful Tango de Juilley back there since. Tough to beat.

Ardlui historical data/form
2
155
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School For Scandal (IRE) 57

b g Pivotal - Sensation (Soviet Star)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 11-5
119

Fair performer on Flat (often blinkered) for Mark Johnston and made winning start over hurdles at Wetherby. Come up well short in good company since. NON RUNNER.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Hollow Tree when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Coral Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow over 2m (heavy) in December last year.

Fair performer on Flat (often blinkered) for Mark Johnston and made winning start over hurdles at Wetherby. Come up well short in good company since. NON RUNNER.

School For Scandal historical data/form
3
2
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Black Pond (USA) 27

b g Forestry - Golden Ballet (Moscow Ballet)

4 10-12
 - 

Became disappointing on Flat for Mark Johnston but promise in second on last month's hurdling debut. Remains to be seen if he progresses as so many from yard do but holds stronger claims than most.

Beaten 4l by Fire Fighter when second of 12 at 20-1 on his NH debut in a maiden hurdle race at Warwick over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Became disappointing on Flat for Mark Johnston but promise in second on last month's hurdling debut. Remains to be seen if he progresses as so many from yard do but holds stronger claims than most.

Black Pond historical data/form
4
22
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Blue Destination 30

b g Dubai Destination - Bluebelle (Generous)

4 10-12
114

Fairly useful 1¼m winner on Flat. Has shown fair form when runner-up both starts over hurdles (C&D first occasion) and sure to figure again, particularly if cheekpieces see him pull out bit more.

Placed in two hurdle races from two starts. Beaten 6l by Scoglio when second of 11 at 3-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m (soft) last month.

Fairly useful 1¼m winner on Flat. Has shown fair form when runner-up both starts over hurdles (C&D first occasion) and sure to figure again, particularly if cheekpieces see him pull out bit more.

Blue Destination historical data/form
5
R4
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Circus Star (USA) 25

b g Borrego - Picadilly Circus (Fantastic Fellow)

4 10-9
 - 

Fair at best up to 1¼m on Flat for Brian Meehan. Refused early on hurdling debut but more like it when 8¼ lengths fourth to Boston Blue at Uttoxeter since. Should be more to come on that evidence.

Unplaced in both starts over hurdles. Finished 8l behind Boston Blue when fourth of 9 at 40-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Uttoxeter over 2m (heavy) last month.

Fair at best up to 1¼m on Flat for Brian Meehan. Refused early on hurdling debut but more like it when 8¼ lengths fourth to Boston Blue at Uttoxeter since. Should be more to come on that evidence.

Circus Star historical data/form
6
222
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Eagle Rock (IRE) 52

b g High Chaparral - Silk Fan (Unfuwain)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 10-12
120

Flat maiden winner and only a matter of time before he's winning over hurdles judged on his 3 runner-up efforts to date, the second of which came in a Grade 2 event over C&D.

Placed in three hurdle races from three NH starts. Beaten 1 1/2l by Kaolak when second of 6 at 10-11fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m (good) last month.

Flat maiden winner and only a matter of time before he's winning over hurdles judged on his 3 runner-up efforts to date, the second of which came in a Grade 2 event over C&D.

Eagle Rock historical data/form
7
7
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Goodness 41

ch g Cadeaux Genereux - Dayrose (Daylami)

4 10-12
 - 

Cheap throw-out from the Stoute yard who offered little on hurdles bow at Catterick last month.

Well beaten at 28-1 behind Creekside when seventh of 9 on his NH debut in a maiden hurdle race at Catterick over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Cheap throw-out from the Stoute yard who offered little on hurdles bow at Catterick last month.

Goodness historical data/form
8
6
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Indian Emperor (IRE) 11

b g Araafa - Soft (Lear Fan)

4 10-12
 - 

Modest performer on Flat. Ran to just a similar level of form when sixth on recent hurdling bow at Musselburgh and needs to leave that well behind to play significant role here.

Finished 16l behind West Brit when sixth of 10 at 200-1 on his NH debut in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month.

Modest performer on Flat. Ran to just a similar level of form when sixth on recent hurdling bow at Musselburgh and needs to leave that well behind to play significant role here.

Indian Emperor historical data/form
9
4
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Kian's Delight 65

b g Whipper - Desert Royalty (Alhaarth)

4 10-12
 - 

Landed 2 modest handicaps on Flat last summer but sold very cheaply out of Jedd O'Keefe's yard in the autumn. Modest fourth on hurdling bow in December and needs to improve plenty to figure here.

Finished 15l behind Ulis De Vassy when fourth of 7 at 9-1 on his NH debut in a hurdle race at Bangor over 2m 1f (heavy) in December last year.

Landed 2 modest handicaps on Flat last summer but sold very cheaply out of Jedd O'Keefe's yard in the autumn. Modest fourth on hurdling bow in December and needs to improve plenty to figure here.

Kian's Delight historical data/form
10
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Mojolika (180F)

ch g Motivator - Kalandika (Diesis)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 10-12
 - 

Fair stayer on Flat, successful twice in 2011, but became one to treat with caution. At least won't want for stamina now going jumping.

Well beaten at 15-2 behind Boss's Destination when last of 6 on his latest outing at Thirsk over 2m (good to soft) in August last year.

Fair stayer on Flat, successful twice in 2011, but became one to treat with caution. At least won't want for stamina now going jumping.

Mojolika historical data/form
11
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Oakwell (IRE) (223F)

b g Antonius Pius - Cindy's Star (Dancing Dissident)

4 10-12
 - 

Well beaten in 4 outings on Flat for Sally Hall so hard to be positive ahead of hurdling bow.

Finished 8l behind Smart Violetta when fifth of 6 at 11-4 on his latest outing at Hamilton over 1m (good) in July last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Miss S E Hall.

Well beaten in 4 outings on Flat for Sally Hall so hard to be positive ahead of hurdling bow.

Oakwell historical data/form
12
4P
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One Of Twins 30

b g Gentleman's Deal - Miss Twiddles (Desert King)

4 10-7
 - 

Modest Flat performer who hasn't gone with much encouragement either start over hurdles.

Unplaced in both starts over hurdles. Pulled up 3 out when 80-1 at Wetherby over 2m (soft) in a maiden hurdle race won by Scoglio last month on his latest outing.

Modest Flat performer who hasn't gone with much encouragement either start over hurdles.

One Of Twins historical data/form
13
8
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Auburn Lady 75 (55F)

ch f Tobougg - Carati (Selkirk)

4 10-5
 - 

Little form on Flat and no promise on C&D hurdling debut in December.

Well beaten at 80-1 behind Dubawi Dancer when eighth of 11 on her NH debut in a maiden hurdle race over this course and distance (good) in December last year.

Little form on Flat and no promise on C&D hurdling debut in December.

Auburn Lady historical data/form
14
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Beyeh (IRE) (63F)

b f King's Best - Cradle Rock (Desert Sun)

4 10-0
 - 

Won Flat maiden as a juvenile but lost way last year, leaving Clive Brittain's yard very cheaply before finishing well beaten in a couple of starts on AW in December.

Finished 12l behind Rasheed when sixth of 8 at 66-1 on her latest outing at Kempton over 1m 4f in December last year.

Won Flat maiden as a juvenile but lost way last year, leaving Clive Brittain's yard very cheaply before finishing well beaten in a couple of starts on AW in December.

Beyeh historical data/form
15
0
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Roodee Giant (IRE) 96

b f Footstepsinthesand - Rushing (Deploy)

4 10-5
 - 

Offered nothing in a 3-y-o bumper at Haydock in November and makes no appeal now going jumping.

Half-sister to Wrecking Crew, won at 1m 4f. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Chancery when 15th of 16 on her racecourse debut at Haydock over 1m 5f (good to soft) in November last year.

Offered nothing in a 3-y-o bumper at Haydock in November and makes no appeal now going jumping.

Roodee Giant historical data/form

Ardlui opened his hurdles account when scoring at Newbury in December and warrants respect despite his penalty but, in receipt of 7lb from the first-named, BLACK POND is preferred. The selection was easy to back on his hurdling bow and first start for Nicky Henderson at Warwick last month but finished his race off nicely, shaping as if he'd be all the wiser for the experience gained that day. Eagle Rock has landed the silver medal on all three starts over timber to date and is unlikely to be far away again.

2

14:25 Doncaster (Class 4) (5YO plus)

32red Casino Beginners' Chase

3m

Winner £3,249 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
76-1323
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Aikman (IRE) 88

b g Rudimentary - Omas Lady (Be My Native)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 11-0
132

Yet to match progressive hurdling form in 3 races over fences thus far, reported to have bled when flopping at Newcastle last time. Been given a break and may still have more to come in this sphere.

He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Third of 5 behind Lackamon beaten a distance at 11-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Newcastle over 3m (good to soft) in November last year.

Yet to match progressive hurdling form in 3 races over fences thus far, reported to have bled when flopping at Newcastle last time. Been given a break and may still have more to come in this sphere.

Aikman historical data/form
2
6313-U4
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Master Fiddle 44

ch g Alflora - Fiddling The Facts (Orchestra)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-0
122

Progressive hurdler who had a breathing operation in the summer. Going well when unseating just after halfway on chase bow at Newbury in November and again found one mistake costly last time.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m 1f and 2m 3f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 6-4fav behind Made In Time when fourth of 6 on his latest outing in a chase at Taunton over 2m 7f (good to soft) last month.

Progressive hurdler who had a breathing operation in the summer. Going well when unseating just after halfway on chase bow at Newbury in November and again found one mistake costly last time.

Master Fiddle historical data/form
3
P1212/4
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Master Flight 74

ch g Alflora - Morning Flight (Supreme Leader)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 11-0
 - 

Successful twice in points in 2010. Left behind in the straight here on Rules debut in December and although he may do better, he will need to if he is to trouble some of these.

Well beaten at 28-1 behind Harry The Viking when fourth of 6 on his racecourse debut over this course and distance (good to soft) in December last year.

Successful twice in points in 2010. Left behind in the straight here on Rules debut in December and although he may do better, he will need to if he is to trouble some of these.

Master Flight historical data/form
4
00PP-53
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Midnight Charmer 85

b g Midnight Legend - Dickies Girl (Saxon Farm)

6 10-11
64

Easily best effort over hurdles when third on handicap debut at Southwell in November but that form amounts to little and impossible to recommend on chasing debut.

Placed in a hurdle race from six starts. Third of 8 behind Crack At Dawn beaten 19l at 40-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Southwell over 2m 4f (good) in November last year.

Easily best effort over hurdles when third on handicap debut at Southwell in November but that form amounts to little and impossible to recommend on chasing debut.

Midnight Charmer historical data/form
5
222/12-5
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Moscow Mule 58

b g Moscow Society - Madam Advocate (Avocat)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 10-9
 - 

Successful once from 15 starts in points and didn't do nearly enough on Rules debut on Boxing Day to merit consideration here.

Well beaten at 12-1 behind Baile Anrai when fifth of 6 on his racecourse debut at Towcester over 2m 6f (good to soft) in December last year.

Successful once from 15 starts in points and didn't do nearly enough on Rules debut on Boxing Day to merit consideration here.

Moscow Mule historical data/form
6
4160/3-2
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Quentin Collonges (FR) 56

gr g Dom Alco - Grace Collonges (Bayolidaan)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
8 10-9
130

Useful novice hurdler in 2009/10, winning 3 times at up to 3¼m. Just second start over fences when making highly encouraging comeback from 14-month absence at Leicester and strong claims.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 5f to 3m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 5l by Loose Preformer when second of 6 at 9-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Leicester over 2m 7f (good) in December last year.

Useful novice hurdler in 2009/10, winning 3 times at up to 3¼m. Just second start over fences when making highly encouraging comeback from 14-month absence at Leicester and strong claims.

Quentin Collonges historical data/form
7
F22U32
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The Cockney Mackem (IRE) 34

b g Milan - Divine Prospect (Namaqualand)

6 11-0
128

Has been placed on all completed starts under Rules, including when staying-on second over 19f at Taunton last time. Not always been strongest finisher but worth try at this trip on that evidence.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on soft ground. Beaten 3/4l by Micheal Flips when second of 11 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Taunton over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Has been placed on all completed starts under Rules, including when staying-on second over 19f at Taunton last time. Not always been strongest finisher but worth try at this trip on that evidence.

The Cockney Mackem historical data/form
8
5PP-
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Noble Legend 318

b g Midnight Legend - Elmside Katie (Lord David S)

5 10-11
 - 

Beaten in 3 points in 2011 and plenty to prove on Rules debut.

Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Richard Walker.

Beaten in 3 points in 2011 and plenty to prove on Rules debut.

Noble Legend historical data/form

Aikman failed to build upon two promising chase outings when disappointing in handicap company at Newcastle last time but is capable of making his presence felt here if rejuvenated by a three month break. Preference, however, is for QUENTIN COLLONGES, who was returning from a lengthy absence when an encouraging second at Leicester latest and is expected to relish the return to this flat track. The Cockney Mackem, a staying on second over 2m3f latest, is also respected now up in trip.

3

15:00 Doncaster (Class 4) (4YO to 7YO)

Mirror Punters Club E.b.f. 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (qualifier)

2m 110y

Winner £2,599 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
9-813
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Oscar Nominee (IRE) 32

b g Old Vic - Native Bid (Be My Native)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 11-8
 - 

Ready winner of 2m maiden hurdle at Southwell in January and possibly unsuited by testing conditions when jumping sloppily in Grade 2 event at Haydock since. Very hard to beat back in this company.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to soft ground. Last of 3 behind Cinders And Ashes beaten 2 3/4l at 7-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 williamhill.com 'Supreme Trial' Novices' Hurdle at Haydock over 2m (heavy) last month.

Ready winner of 2m maiden hurdle at Southwell in January and possibly unsuited by testing conditions when jumping sloppily in Grade 2 event at Haydock since. Very hard to beat back in this company.

Oscar Nominee historical data/form
2
21F1
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The Weatherman (IRE) 62

b g Definite Article - Stateable Case (Be My Native)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 11-8
 - 

Won Kelso bumper in October and novice hurdle at Sedgefield in December. That was only his second start over jumps and looks a progressive type, given he had plenty left at the finish.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 1f on good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 11-8fav at Sedgefield over 2m 1f (good to soft) in December last year, beating Kealigolane by 6l. Has also won at Kelso this season.

Won Kelso bumper in October and novice hurdle at Sedgefield in December. That was only his second start over jumps and looks a progressive type, given he had plenty left at the finish.

The Weatherman historical data/form
3
1
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Abbey Garth (IRE) 52

b g Dr Massini - Elegant Gale (Strong Gale)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 11-2
 - 

Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Parisienne Gale. Well backed and overcame inexperience to narrowly win Musselburgh bumper last month. Connections wasting no time switching to hurdles.

Half-brother to Parisienne Gale, won four times in chases between 2m and 2m 4f, four times over hurdles between 2m and 2m 5f and in a point to point race at 2m 5f. Won on his latest outing in a NH flat race when 2-1fav at Musselburgh over 2m (good) last month, beating George Fernbeck by a neck.

Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Parisienne Gale. Well backed and overcame inexperience to narrowly win Musselburgh bumper last month. Connections wasting no time switching to hurdles.

Abbey Garth historical data/form
4
90/66
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Bob's Legend (IRE) 72

b g Bob's Return - Pepsi Starlet (Heavenly Manna)

6 11-2
 - 

Shaped with more promise than he did in bumpers when mid-field on hurdling bow at Uttoxeter (2m) in November, but jumped poorly/took a backward step last time and out of his depth here.

Yet to place in four starts. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Jimbill when sixth of 10 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Fakenham over 2m (good) in December last year.

Shaped with more promise than he did in bumpers when mid-field on hurdling bow at Uttoxeter (2m) in November, but jumped poorly/took a backward step last time and out of his depth here.

Bob's Legend historical data/form
5
P-286U
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Foxinthecots 31

b g Beat All - Ardeal (Ardross)

6 11-2
 - 

Runner-up in a weak Market Rasen bumper in May but off 4 months and shaped as if amiss over same C&D. Soundly beaten on hurdling debut, also.

Placed in a NH flat race from three starts. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Bedouin Bay when sixth of 7 on his hurdling debut at Huntingdon over 2m 4f (good to firm) in October last year.

Runner-up in a weak Market Rasen bumper in May but off 4 months and shaped as if amiss over same C&D. Soundly beaten on hurdling debut, also.

Foxinthecots historical data/form
6
47-4754
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Presenting Ace (IRE) 5

b g Presenting - Sesame Squeeze (Accordion)

6 11-2
120

Fair in bumpers and catching the eye over hurdles, Friday's 22 lengths fourth of 9 to Montbazon at Newbury representing a significant step forward. Market check vital turned out again so soon.

Unplaced in all seven starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Montbazon when fourth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month.

Fair in bumpers and catching the eye over hurdles, Friday's 22 lengths fourth of 9 to Montbazon at Newbury representing a significant step forward. Market check vital turned out again so soon.

Presenting Ace historical data/form
7
1/3727F-
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Shan Blue (IRE) 346

ch g Anshan - River Runs Blue (Over The River)

7 11-2
110

Bought for £58,000 after winning Irish point. Set to show improved form (despite jumping left) when falling 2 out at Market Rasen 11 months ago. Not seen since, but at least going left handed here.

Placed in a hurdle race and a NH flat race from five starts. Fell 2 out when 9-2 at Market Rasen over 2m 1f (good) in a hurdle race won by Ballybriggan in March last year on his latest outing.

Bought for £58,000 after winning Irish point. Set to show improved form (despite jumping left) when falling 2 out at Market Rasen 11 months ago. Not seen since, but at least going left handed here.

Shan Blue historical data/form
8
3-351
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Special Catch (IRE) 71

b g Catcher In The Rye - Top Quality (Simply Great)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 11-2
 - 

From family of top-class chaser Simply Dashing. Improved fourth start in bumpers when good value for his 1½ length Catterick success in December. Should make his mark in this sphere at some stage.

Won on his latest outing in a NH flat race when 3-1fav at Catterick over 2m (soft) in December last year, beating Sparville by 1 3/4l.

From family of top-class chaser Simply Dashing. Improved fourth start in bumpers when good value for his 1½ length Catterick success in December. Should make his mark in this sphere at some stage.

Special Catch historical data/form
9
374-362
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Victor Leudorum (IRE) 23

b g Wareed - Rock Garden (Bigstone)

5 11-2
 - 

Made frame 3 of 4 starts in bumpers, and now getting the hang of hurdling, even so latest 15-length Plumpton second falls well short of the required standard to take some of these scalps.

Placed in a hurdle race and a NH flat race from six starts. Beaten 15l by Montbazon when second of 10 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Plumpton over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Made frame 3 of 4 starts in bumpers, and now getting the hang of hurdling, even so latest 15-length Plumpton second falls well short of the required standard to take some of these scalps.

Victor Leudorum historical data/form
10
0331/9
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Wordy's Boy 42

b g Kayf Tara - Wordy's Wonder (Welsh Captain)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
7 11-2
 - 

Off the mark fourth attempt in bumpers at this venue 2 years ago. Worryingly not seen since until well beaten on C&D hurdling debut last month when looking badly in need of the outing.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good to soft ground, but that win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Gores Island when 9th of 14 on his hurdling debut here over 2m 3f (good) last month.

Off the mark fourth attempt in bumpers at this venue 2 years ago. Worryingly not seen since until well beaten on C&D hurdling debut last month when looking badly in need of the outing.

Wordy's Boy historical data/form
11
86
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Midnight Return (IRE) 35

b m Midnight Legend - By Return (Bob's Return)

6 10-2
 - 

Seemed to show a bit more than on debut when sixth of 11 in Southwell bumper last month, but soon brushed aside at the business end of affairs and makes no appeal switched to hurdles here.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Finished 13l behind Ginger Fizz when sixth of 11 at 100-1 on her latest outing in a maiden NH flat race at Southwell over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Seemed to show a bit more than on debut when sixth of 11 in Southwell bumper last month, but soon brushed aside at the business end of affairs and makes no appeal switched to hurdles here.

Midnight Return historical data/form

OSCAR NOMINEE found conditions a little slower than ideal in a muddling Grade 2 event at Haydock latest, finishing last of three behind the Cheltenham bound Cinders And Ashes. Granted better ground, compensation could be in the offing for Nicky Henderson's charge here. Special Catch, a bumper winner at Catterick latest, is respected on his hurdles bow while The Weatherman, who scored comfortably in a minor event at Sedgefield latest, cannot be left out of calculations either.

4

15:30 Doncaster (Class 2) (10YO plus)

32red Veterans' Handicap Chase

3m

Winner £10,397 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
F/1P50-0
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Auroras Encore (IRE) 31

b g Second Empire - Sama Veda (Rainbow Quest)

Has won at this Distance
D
10 11-9
141

Won listed handicap chase over this trip in May 2010 but well beaten since, including on belated return at Market Rasen last month. Hard to fancy until showing more.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Hildisvini when 13th of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Market Rasen over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month.

Won listed handicap chase over this trip in May 2010 but well beaten since, including on belated return at Market Rasen last month. Hard to fancy until showing more.

Auroras Encore historical data/form
2
031/20-P
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Forzy Origny (FR) 88

gr g Sleeping Car - Forza Malta (Royal Charter)

Has won at this Distance
D
10 11-10
139

Won at Huntingdon in April 2010 and good second following month before leaving Alan King. Run only twice since and well held both times, so arrives on return from another break with a bit to prove.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 2f to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Pulled up at the 9th when 16-1 at Newbury over 2m 4f (good) in a chase won by Chance Du Roy in November last year on his latest outing.

Won at Huntingdon in April 2010 and good second following month before leaving Alan King. Run only twice since and well held both times, so arrives on return from another break with a bit to prove.

Forzy Origny historical data/form
3
2P/022-0
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Faasel (IRE) 39

b g Unfuwain - Waqood (Riverman)

11 11-8
137

Not straightforward but has plenty of ability and signed off last campaign with 2 runner-up efforts in Kim Muir and bet365 Gold Cup. Took little interest on return but this a drop in class for him.

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over three years ago. Well beaten at 8-1 when last of 13 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Betfred Classic Chase at Warwick over 3m 5f (good to soft) last month.

Not straightforward but has plenty of ability and signed off last campaign with 2 runner-up efforts in Kim Muir and bet365 Gold Cup. Took little interest on return but this a drop in class for him.

Faasel historical data/form
4
233/F-PU
i T

Mumbles Head (IRE) 57

ch g Flemensfirth - Extra Mile (Torus)

Has won at this Distance
D
11 11-0
129

Mixed it in good company back in 2009/10, but clearly been difficult to train since, shaping as if amiss when pulling up on belated return before unseating rider at eighth in Welsh National.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 3m 3f on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Unseated rider when 66-1 in the Group 3 Coral Welsh National at Chepstow over 3m 5f (heavy) in a Grade 3 chase won by Le Beau Bai in December last year on his latest outing.

Mixed it in good company back in 2009/10, but clearly been difficult to train since, shaping as if amiss when pulling up on belated return before unseating rider at eighth in Welsh National.

Mumbles Head historical data/form
5
PP-1P50
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Nikola (FR) 25

b g Roi de Rome - Envie de Chalamont (Pamponi)

11 10-11
126

Won 25f veterans' contest at Aintree in October and creditable fifth at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. Underlined his inconsistency next time, but can't rule out if on his game.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Well beaten at 28-1 behind Calgary Bay when 11th of 15 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

Won 25f veterans' contest at Aintree in October and creditable fifth at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. Underlined his inconsistency next time, but can't rule out if on his game.

Nikola historical data/form
6
1PP2/P1
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Mark The Book (IRE) 33

b g Mister Lord - Boardroom Belle (Executive Perk)

Has won at this Distance
D
11 10-6
121

Missed 2010/11 and left Philip Hobbs but built on promise of return when taking advantage of low mark at Chepstow recently. All 4 career wins have come on heavy going but in better form than most.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 6f to 3m on heavy ground. A winner at 11-2 in a chase at Chepstow over 3m (heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Rockabilly by 5l.

Missed 2010/11 and left Philip Hobbs but built on promise of return when taking advantage of low mark at Chepstow recently. All 4 career wins have come on heavy going but in better form than most.

Mark The Book historical data/form
7
7P-332P
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Silver Adonis (IRE) 257

gr g Portrait Gallery - Fair Fontaine (Lafontaine)

11 9-12
120

Showed useful form when placed in 3 hunter chases in May, but held back by attitude more than once. Pulled up returned to hurdles when last seen in June and hasn't convinced at this trip.

Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and four chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Pulled up 2 out when 6-1 at Market Rasen over 2m 5f (good) in a hurdle race won by Galley Slave in June last year on his latest outing.

Showed useful form when placed in 3 hunter chases in May, but held back by attitude more than once. Pulled up returned to hurdles when last seen in June and hasn't convinced at this trip.

Silver Adonis historical data/form
8
363-4PP
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Wogan 35

b g Presenting - Fall About (Comedy Star)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
12 10-4
119

Won twice at Doncaster early in 2010 for Nicky Henderson. However, shaped with no promise when pulled up on both starts for this yard last month (tongue tied latest) and cheekpieces now applied.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 3f to 3m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Pulled up 3 out when 20-1 at Newbury over 3m (good to soft) in a chase won by Glens Boy last month on his latest outing.

Won twice at Doncaster early in 2010 for Nicky Henderson. However, shaped with no promise when pulled up on both starts for this yard last month (tongue tied latest) and cheekpieces now applied.

Wogan historical data/form
9
6-P3554
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Atouchbetweenacara (IRE) 4

b g Lord Americo - Rosie Lil (Roselier)

11 9-9
117 2

Fragile sort who made up into a smart chaser during 2008/9 season. Just fairly useful nowadays, creditable fourth at Wincanton 4 days ago. Weak finishing tempers enthusiasm for the win, though.

Successful in two chases at 2m 4f and 2m 5f on good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 10l behind Painter Man when fourth of 13 at 17-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Wincanton over 2m 5f (soft) earlier this month.

Fragile sort who made up into a smart chaser during 2008/9 season. Just fairly useful nowadays, creditable fourth at Wincanton 4 days ago. Weak finishing tempers enthusiasm for the win, though.

Atouchbetweenacara historical data/form

Atouchbetweenacara has dropped to a workable mark and is effective on a sound surface but it might be worth chancing the return to this track can spark a return to form for dual course winner WOGAN. The selection has pulled up on both previous runs for new trainer Tom Symonds but is now 10lb lower when winning the Grimthorpe here in 2010 for Nicky Henderson. Mark The Book, raised 7lb for his heavy ground win at Chepstow, is also considered.

5

16:05 Doncaster (Class 3) (4YO plus)

32red.com Handicap Hurdle

3m 110y

Winner £4,549 - 16 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
74-2120
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Decoy (FR) 39

b g Della Francesca - Vagualame (Saint Estephe)

6 11-12
128

Blinkers and stiffer test saw him shrug off 6-month absence to win conditionals handicap at Cheltenham on return. Good second next time, but ran poorly in 21f handicap at Kempton last month.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 1f and 2m 5f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Swincombe Flame when 15th of 19 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Blinkers and stiffer test saw him shrug off 6-month absence to win conditionals handicap at Cheltenham on return. Good second next time, but ran poorly in 21f handicap at Kempton last month.

Decoy historical data/form
2
9-PF113
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Corkage (IRE) 25

b g Second Empire - Maslam (Robellino)

Has won at this Course
C
9 11-11
127

Quirky sort, but new yard have him back on song, and won handicaps over both hurdles and fences last month. Good third over 19f here last time, and return to 3m shouldn't be a concern.

Has won four hurdle races, two NH flat races and two chases from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Third of 9 behind Big Easy beaten 11l at 10-3 on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month. Has won at Southwell and Doncaster this season.

Quirky sort, but new yard have him back on song, and won handicaps over both hurdles and fences last month. Good third over 19f here last time, and return to 3m shouldn't be a concern.

Corkage historical data/form
3
170-214
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Distime (IRE) 33

b g Flemensfirth - Technohead (Distinctly North)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-10
126

Built on hurdles bow when winning at Bangor (17f) in November, and shaped as if in need of stiffer test when fourth in a 19f handicap at Catterick last time. Step up to 3m makes him a major player.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 1f on good to soft ground. Finished 11l behind Allow Me when fourth of 12 at 5-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Catterick over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Built on hurdles bow when winning at Bangor (17f) in November, and shaped as if in need of stiffer test when fourth in a 19f handicap at Catterick last time. Step up to 3m makes him a major player.

Distime historical data/form
4
1-1585
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Allthekingshorses (IRE) 26

b g King's Theatre - Penny Brae (Montelimar)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 11-10
126

Irish point winner who made winning start over hurdles at Exeter (2¾m) in November. Has had excuses for lesser efforts since, but needs to brush up on his jumping to make an impact here.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 5f on good ground. Finished 20l behind Theologist when fifth of 11 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 3m 2f (soft) last month. Has won at Exeter and Lingstown this season.

Irish point winner who made winning start over hurdles at Exeter (2¾m) in November. Has had excuses for lesser efforts since, but needs to brush up on his jumping to make an impact here.

Allthekingshorses historical data/form
5
1F523/2-
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Bob 'n' You (IRE) 490

b g Bob Back - Hue 'N' Cry (Denel)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 11-2
125

Completed hat-trick in handicap hurdles for current yard in 2009/10, and found only The Giant Bolster too good on chase debut at Worcester when last seen. Has a 16-month absence to overcome now.

He has won three hurdle races from 3m to 3m 2f on good and good to soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 11l by The Giant Bolster when second of 5 at 13-8fav on his chase debut at Worcester over 2m 7f (good) in October '10.

Completed hat-trick in handicap hurdles for current yard in 2009/10, and found only The Giant Bolster too good on chase debut at Worcester when last seen. Has a 16-month absence to overcome now.

Bob 'n' You historical data/form
6
3U6272
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Devotion To Duty (IRE) 11

b g Montjeu - Charmante (Alydar)

6 11-9
125

Not the most consistent these days, placed efforts at Bangor and Musselburgh sandwiching a poor run at Newcastle in January. Capable of taking a hand, but not one to back with confidence.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on soft ground. Beaten a neck by Everaard when second of 11 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 3m (good to soft) earlier this month.

Not the most consistent these days, placed efforts at Bangor and Musselburgh sandwiching a poor run at Newcastle in January. Capable of taking a hand, but not one to back with confidence.

Devotion To Duty historical data/form
7
F31137
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Dawn Commander (GER) 52

gr g Mamool - Dark Lady (Lagunas)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 11-9
125

Scored on hurdles debut at Wexford (2½m) in October for Willie Codd. Just ahead of Allthekingshorses when mid-field at Cheltenham last time, staying on, and can improve for step up to 3m.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on soft ground. Beaten 17l behind Barbatos at 20-1 when seventh of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Scored on hurdles debut at Wexford (2½m) in October for Willie Codd. Just ahead of Allthekingshorses when mid-field at Cheltenham last time, staying on, and can improve for step up to 3m.

Dawn Commander historical data/form
8
48U1U2
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Ely Brown (IRE) 39

b g Sunshine Street - Browneyed Daughter (Broken Hearted)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
7 11-6
125

Sprung a shock in first-time cheekpieces over C&D in December, and better still when second of 16 at Warwick last time. Well placed as things went there, however, and a 5 lb rise demands more.

Successful in two hurdle races at 3m on good to firm and good to soft ground. Beaten 1l by Thehillofuisneach when second of 16 at 33-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Warwick over 3m 1f (good to soft) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

Sprung a shock in first-time cheekpieces over C&D in December, and better still when second of 16 at Warwick last time. Well placed as things went there, however, and a 5 lb rise demands more.

Ely Brown historical data/form
9
78-7121
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Storm Survivor (IRE) 23

b g Milan - Lindas Present (Presenting)

6 11-8
124

Improved when easily landing gamble over 2¾m at Folkestone in November, and back on the up when scoring in a first-time visor at Plumpton last time. A 14 lb rise for that may halt his progress now.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 6f and 3m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 2-1fav at Plumpton over 3m 1f (good to soft) last month, beating The Red Laird by 7l. Has also won at Folkestone this season.

Improved when easily landing gamble over 2¾m at Folkestone in November, and back on the up when scoring in a first-time visor at Plumpton last time. A 14 lb rise for that may halt his progress now.

Storm Survivor historical data/form
10
F16-10
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Imperial Circus (IRE) 52

b g Beneficial - Aunty Dawn (Strong Gale)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 11-3
122

Off track for over a year prior to a winning return at Taunton (3m) in December, staying on well. Well behind a pair of these at Cheltenham last time, but hard to believe that was his running.

A winner of a hurdle race at 3m on good ground. Well beaten at 11-1 behind Barbatos when 13th of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Off track for over a year prior to a winning return at Taunton (3m) in December, staying on well. Well behind a pair of these at Cheltenham last time, but hard to believe that was his running.

Imperial Circus historical data/form
11
224-F04
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Patsy Finnegan 34

b g Sir Harry Lewis - Bampton Fair (Free Boy)

Has won at this Course
C
10 11-6
122

Winning hurdler who was runner-up first 3 starts over fences last season. More encouraging signs when fourth at Taunton last month, but needs to show he can back that effort up.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on good and good to soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 1 3/4l behind Fox Appeal when fourth of 8 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Taunton over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Winning hurdler who was runner-up first 3 starts over fences last season. More encouraging signs when fourth at Taunton last month, but needs to show he can back that effort up.

Patsy Finnegan historical data/form
12
5-12165
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Makhzoon (USA) 34

b g Dynaformer - Boubskaia (Niniski)

8 10-13
120

Improved when winning at Fakenham (23f) in April, and went in again at Wetherby in June. Fair fifth, just behind Patsy Finnegan at Taunton last time, but didn't see things out fully there.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Finished 4 1/2l behind Fox Appeal when fifth of 8 at 14-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Taunton over 3m (good to soft) last month. Has won at Wetherby and Fakenham this season.

Improved when winning at Fakenham (23f) in April, and went in again at Wetherby in June. Fair fifth, just behind Patsy Finnegan at Taunton last time, but didn't see things out fully there.

Makhzoon historical data/form
13
5-12132
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Chac Du Cadran (FR) 35

b g Passing Sale - L'indienne (Le Nain Jaune)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-4
120

Point winner who won at second time of asking over hurdles at Towcester. Placed on both starts in handicaps since, looking a thorough stayer, and claims as long as this doesn't become tactical.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 5f on good ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by Night In Milan when second of 12 at 7-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Southwell over 3m (good to soft) last month. Has won at Towcester and Thorpe Lodge this season.

Point winner who won at second time of asking over hurdles at Towcester. Placed on both starts in handicaps since, looking a thorough stayer, and claims as long as this doesn't become tactical.

Chac Du Cadran historical data/form
14
1-34133
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Soudain (FR) 33

ch g Dom Alco - Ebene D'avril (Video Rock)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-13
115

Irish point winner who hacked up in 3m maiden hurdle at Hexham in December and placed both starts since, possibly going off too hard each time. May prove best in testing conditions.

A winner of a hurdle race at 3m on heavy ground. Third of 8 behind Rudemeister beaten 9l at 5-2co-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Catterick over 3m 1f (good to soft) last month. Has won at Hexham and Horse And Jockey this season.

Irish point winner who hacked up in 3m maiden hurdle at Hexham in December and placed both starts since, possibly going off too hard each time. May prove best in testing conditions.

Soudain historical data/form
15
122-00P
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Lamboro Lad (IRE) 93

b g Milan - Orchard Spray (Supreme Leader)

7 10-8
110

Broke hurdling duck in 2½m contest at Uttoxeter in May 2010, but off more than a year with heat in a leg, and has been soundly beaten in 3 starts this term. On a tempting mark, but hard to warm to.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on good ground. Pulled up 3 out when 15-2 at Ffos Las over 2m 6f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Palace Jester in November last year on his latest outing.

Broke hurdling duck in 2½m contest at Uttoxeter in May 2010, but off more than a year with heat in a leg, and has been soundly beaten in 3 starts this term. On a tempting mark, but hard to warm to.

Lamboro Lad historical data/form
16
41-4523
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Hunters Lodge (IRE) 35

ch g Subtle Power - Native Orchid (Be My Native)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 10-6
108

Irish point winner who has shown fair form when making the frame on 3 of his 4 starts over hurdles. Behind Chac du Cadran at Southwell last time, and may need an even stiffer test than this.

Placed in two hurdle races from four starts. Third of 12 behind Night In Milan beaten 11l at 17-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Southwell over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Irish point winner who has shown fair form when making the frame on 3 of his 4 starts over hurdles. Behind Chac du Cadran at Southwell last time, and may need an even stiffer test than this.

Hunters Lodge historical data/form
17
677166
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Go Amwell 23

b g Kayf Tara - Daarat Alayaam (Reference Point)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 10-1
108

Ungenuine sort who was revived by change of headgear when winning at Huntingdon in November. Attitude again let him down when behind Storm Survivor at Plumpton last time. Visor refitted now.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m 4f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Storm Survivor when sixth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Plumpton over 3m 1f (good to soft) last month.

Ungenuine sort who was revived by change of headgear when winning at Huntingdon in November. Attitude again let him down when behind Storm Survivor at Plumpton last time. Visor refitted now.

Go Amwell historical data/form
18
22-621F
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Crop Walker (IRE) 223

b g Kotashaan - Miss Mutley (Pitpan)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
10 10-3
105

Lightly raced for age, first-time cheekpieces helping him get off the mark in 3m novice hurdle at Hexham in June. Not seen since taking a crashing fall over fences at Cartmel in July, however.

A winner of a hurdle race at 3m on good ground. Fell 5 out when 5-1jt-fav at Cartmel over 3m 2f (good to firm) in a chase won by Foxesbow in July last year on his latest outing.

Lightly raced for age, first-time cheekpieces helping him get off the mark in 3m novice hurdle at Hexham in June. Not seen since taking a crashing fall over fences at Cartmel in July, however.

Crop Walker historical data/form

Storm Survivor responded well to the fitting of a visor when returning an easy winner at Plumpton last month but having been raised a stone in the handicap subsequently, preference is instead for DISTIME. The selection looked outpaced on his handicap bow at Catterick last time but looks worth a try over this longer trip and sees Dougie Costello return in the saddle in place of a conditional rider. Lucinda Russell has her string in good order at present so Devotion To Duty is another to consider.

6

16:40 Doncaster (Class 6) (5YO plus)

32red Best Casino Hunters' Chase

3m 2f

Winner £1,248 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
F0/1122
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Eleazar (GER) 5

b g Alkalde - Eicidora (Surumu)

11 12-4
131

Good strike-rate in hunters, winning twice from 3 starts in 2011. As good as ever when chasing home a useful recruit to this sphere last week and very much respected. NON RUNNER.

Winner of four hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 9l by Barbers Shop when second of 3 at 6-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Fakenham over 3m (good to soft) earlier this month. Has won at Uttoxeter and Fakenham this season.

Good strike-rate in hunters, winning twice from 3 starts in 2011. As good as ever when chasing home a useful recruit to this sphere last week and very much respected. NON RUNNER.

Eleazar historical data/form
2
414-211
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Lorikarad (FR) 31

b g Roakarad - Loriana (Welkin)

8 11-9
 - 

Prolific winning pointer who knuckled down well to score at the first time of asking in hunters at Towcester (2¾m) last month. Longer trip no problem and ought to be thereabouts once more.

A winner at 11-1 in a chase at Towcester over 2m 6f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Mister Teddy by 1/2l. Has also won at Tweseldown this season.

Prolific winning pointer who knuckled down well to score at the first time of asking in hunters at Towcester (2¾m) last month. Longer trip no problem and ought to be thereabouts once more.

Lorikarad historical data/form
3
5211-42
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Plenty Of Chat (IRE) 276

b g Oscar - Ollatrim Lady (Strong Gale)

8 11-7
90