13:55 Doncaster 22 Feb 2012

Crownhotel-bawtry.com Juvenile Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO only)

Winner £2,599 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 110y

Good

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
31
iT
Light blue, royal blue hoop, armlets and cap (Mr T Barr)

Ardlui (IRE)  70 

b c Galileo - Epping (Charnwood Forest)

D
4 11-5
127
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.

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.

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2
155
iT
Dark blue, red star, sleeves and star on cap (Goodwood Starlight Partnership)

School For Scandal (IRE)  57 

b g Pivotal - Sensation (Soviet Star)

D

Non Runner

Non Runner

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.

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.

3
2
iT
Red, white sleeves, blue and white striped cap (Mr A D Spence)

Black Pond (USA)  27 

b g Forestry - Golden Ballet (Moscow Ballet)

4 10-12
-
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.

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.

4
22
iT
Yellow, black chevron and sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Maxilead Limited)

Blue Destination 30 

b g Dubai Destination - Bluebelle (Generous)

4 10-12 p1
114
4 10-12 p1
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.

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.

5
R4
iT
Dark green, white chevrons, red sleeves, dark green and white hooped cap (G A Libson D L Bayliss G Taylor P M Sl)

Circus Star (USA)  25 

b g Borrego - Picadilly Circus (Fantastic Fellow)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

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.

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.

6
222
iT
Terracotta, emerald green cap and tassel (The Ivy Syndicate)

Eagle Rock (IRE)  52 

b g High Chaparral - Silk Fan (Unfuwain)

BF
4 10-12
120
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.

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.

7
7
iT
Royal blue, yellow star, red sleeves, emerald green armlets, orange and purple striped cap (The Goodness Project)

Goodness 41 

ch g Cadeaux Genereux - Dayrose (Daylami)

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

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

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

8
6
iT
Emerald green and black diamonds, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star (Francis Green Racing Ltd)

Indian Emperor (IRE)  11 

b g Araafa - Soft (Lear Fan)

4 10-12
-
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.

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.

9
4
iT
Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots (Yeh Man Partnership)

Kian's Delight 65 

b g Whipper - Desert Royalty (Alhaarth)

4 10-12
-
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.

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.

10
iT
Jade green, flame hooped sleeves, black cap (Mr A Brannon & Habton Farms)

Mojolika (180F) 

ch g Motivator - Kalandika (Diesis)

D
4 10-12
-
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.

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.

11
iT
Black, lilac star, quartered cap (Mr C Platts)

Oakwell (IRE)  (223F) 

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

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

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

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

12
4P
iT
Dark blue, beige star, armlets and star on cap (Clark Industrial Services Partnership)

One Of Twins 30 

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

4 10-12
-
4 10-12
-

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

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

13
8
iT
White, maroon epaulets, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr David Tate)

Auburn Lady 75 (55F) 

ch f Tobougg - Carati (Selkirk)

4 10-5
-
4 10-5
-

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

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

14
iT
Pink, purple cross belts, quartered cap (Mr Terry Pryke)

Beyeh (IRE)  (63F) 

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

4 10-5
-
4 10-5
-

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.

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.

15
0
iT
Light blue, dark blue diamond, dark blue cap (Chester Racing Club Ltd)

Roodee Giant (IRE)  96 

b f Footstepsinthesand - Rushing (Deploy)

4 10-5
-
4 10-5
-

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

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

Verdict

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.

Verdict

Ardlui returns from a short break with his yard in fine form and can boost its juvenile hand still further by adding to December's Newbury success. Eagle Rock and Blue Destination are a couple of others who look sure to go well.

14:25 Doncaster 22 Feb 2012

32red Casino Beginners' Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Winner £3,249 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2
Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
76-1323
iT
Red, black triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap (Mr J D Gordon)

Aikman (IRE)  88 

b g Rudimentary - Omas Lady (Be My Native)

D
8 11-0
132
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.

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.

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2
6313-U4
iT
Black, red sash, quartered cap (Mrs E Roberts)

Master Fiddle 44 

ch g Alflora - Fiddling The Facts (Orchestra)

BF
7 11-0
122
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.

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.

3
P1212/4
iT
White, black chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, red cap (The Master Partners 1)

Master Flight 74 

ch g Alflora - Morning Flight (Supreme Leader)

D
8 11-0
-
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.

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.

4
00PP-53
iT
Cerise, royal blue quartered cap (Mrs M J Arnold)

Midnight Charmer 85 

b g Midnight Legend - Dickies Girl (Saxon Farm)

6 11-0
64
6 11-0
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.

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.

5
222/12-5
iT
Yellow, pink cross belts, quartered cap (Mrs R Hurley)

Moscow Mule 58 

b g Moscow Society - Madam Advocate (Avocat)

D
9 11-0
-
9 11-0
-

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

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

6
4160/3-2
iT
White, black braces, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star (Neville Statham & Family)

Quentin Collonges (FR)  56 

gr g Dom Alco - Grace Collonges (Bayolidaan)

CD
8 11-0
130
8 11-0
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.

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.

7
F22U32
iT
White and red stripes, black and white halved sleeves, black cap (Mills & Mason Partnership)

The Cockney Mackem (IRE)  34 

b g Milan - Divine Prospect (Namaqualand)

6 11-0
128
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.

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.

8
5PP-
iT
Red, yellow and red halved sleeves, black and yellow striped cap (Mr P Dixon Smith)

Noble Legend 318 

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

5 10-11
-
5 10-11
-

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

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

Verdict

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.

Verdict

Quentin Collonges shaped well on his comeback outing at Leicester and a reproduction of that form may suffice here. Aikman didn't set the world alight over fences in the autumn but should be capable of better at some stage judged on his hurdles form and could be the one for the forecast.

15:00 Doncaster 22 Feb 2012

Mirror Punters Club E.b.f. 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (qualifier) (Class 4) (4YO to 7YO)

Winner £2,599 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 110y

Good

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
9-813
iT
White, black cap (Mr Michael Buckley)

Oscar Nominee (IRE)  32 

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

D
5 11-8
-
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.

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.

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2
21F1
iT
White, dark green seams, striped sleeves, dark green cap (Clwydian Connections)

The Weatherman (IRE)  62 

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

D
5 11-8
-
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.

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.

3
1
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Abbey Garth (IRE)  52 

b g Dr Massini - Elegant Gale (Strong Gale)

D
5 11-2
-
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 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.

4
90/66
iT
Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star (K Quinn/ C Benham/ I Saunders)

Bob's Legend (IRE)  72 

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

6 11-2
-
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.

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.

5
P-286U
iT
Emerald green, dark blue seams, emerald green and dark blue hooped sleeves, emerald green cap (Mr C C Bealby)

Foxinthecots 31 

b g Beat All - Ardeal (Ardross)

6 11-2 b1
-
6 11-2 b1
-

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.

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.

6
47-4754
iT
Dark blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap (Walters Plant Hire Ltd)

Presenting Ace (IRE)  5 

b g Presenting - Sesame Squeeze (Accordion)

6 11-2 t
120
6 11-2 t
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.

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.

7
1/3727F-
iT
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Mr P J Martin)

Shan Blue (IRE)  346 

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

7 11-2
110
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.

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.

8
3-351
iT
Black and white stripes, checked sleeves, white cap (Mr Mike Browne & Mr William McKeown)

Special Catch (IRE)  71 

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

D
5 11-2
-
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.

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.

9
374-362
iT
Beige, red hoop, armlets and cap (Richard Curry & Cathy Leuchars)

Victor Leudorum (IRE)  23 

b g Wareed - Rock Garden (Bigstone)

5 11-2
-
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.

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.

10
0331/9
iT
Mauve, purple stars, quartered cap (Wordingham Plant Hire)

Wordy's Boy 42 

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

CD

Non Runner

Non Runner

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.

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.

11
86
iT
Red, light blue chevrons, red sleeves, light blue stars and stars on cap (Harpers Brook Racing)

Midnight Return (IRE)  35 

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

6 10-9
-
6 10-9
-

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.

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.

Verdict

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.

Verdict

Oscar Nominee didn't seem to cope with the mud in a Grade 2 at Haydock last time, but he's the clear pick on his wide-margin Southwell success prior to that. Sedgefield-scorer The Weatherman and Friday's improved Newbury fourth Presenting Ace can fight out minor honours.

15:30 Doncaster 22 Feb 2012

32red Veterans' Handicap Chase (Class 2) (10YO plus)

Winner £10,397 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
F/1P50-0
iT
White, black seams, mauve sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap (Mrs Alicia Skene & W S Skene)

Auroras Encore (IRE)  31 

b g Second Empire - Sama Veda (Rainbow Quest)

D
10 11-12
141
10 11-12
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.

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.

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031/20-P
iT
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap (Sir Robert Ogden)

Forzy Origny (FR)  88 

gr g Sleeping Car - Forza Malta (Royal Charter)

D
10 11-10
139
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.

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.

3
2P/022-0
iT
Red, yellow epaulets (Mr Jim Ennis)

Faasel (IRE)  39 

b g Unfuwain - Waqood (Riverman)

11 11-8 t b
137
11 11-8 t b
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.

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.

4
233/F-PU
iT
Maroon, yellow sleeves, white armlets, white cap (Mrs Karen Bowen)

Mumbles Head (IRE)  57 

ch g Flemensfirth - Extra Mile (Torus)

D
11 11-0
129
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.

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.

5
PP-1P50
iT
Red, black diamond, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, black cap, red diamonds (Graham And Alison Jelley)

Nikola (FR)  25 

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

11 10-11
126
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.

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.

6
1PP2/P1
iT
Red, yellow sash, brown sleeves, yellow cap, red star (Mr D Allen)

Mark The Book (IRE)  33 

b g Mister Lord - Boardroom Belle (Executive Perk)

D

Non Runner

Non Runner

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.

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.

7
7P-332P
iT
Light blue, brown cross of lorraine, brown and light blue striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown star (C E Stedman & R J Corsan)

Silver Adonis (IRE)  257 

gr g Portrait Gallery - Fair Fontaine (Lafontaine)

11 10-5 p
120
11 10-5 p
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.

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.

8
363-4PP
iT
Dark blue, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap (Mr P A Deal)

Wogan 35 

b g Presenting - Fall About (Comedy Star)

CD
12 10-4 p1
119
12 10-4 p1
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.

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.

9
6-P3554
iT
Dark blue, pink and dark blue hooped sleeves, pink cap (Mr Paul Beck)

Atouchbetweenacara (IRE)  4 

b g Lord Americo - Rosie Lil (Roselier)

11 10-2
117 2
11 10-2
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.

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.

Verdict

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.

Verdict

Faasel has to put a lacklustre reappearance behind him but he usually keeps better company than this and can put an end to his losing run. Mark The Book would possibly prefer more testing conditions but is still much respected given his current form.

16:05 Doncaster 22 Feb 2012

32red.com Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,549 - 16 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

3m 110y

Good

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
74-2120
iT
Emerald green, red seams, emerald green cap (Mr Stef Stefanou)

Decoy (FR)  39 

b g Della Francesca - Vagualame (Saint Estephe)

6 11-12 b
128
6 11-12 b
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.

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.

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2
9-PF113
iT
Royal blue, white seams, armlets and cap (The Scarth Racing Partnership)

Corkage (IRE)  25 

b g Second Empire - Maslam (Robellino)

C
9 11-11 b
127
9 11-11 b
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.

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.

3
170-214
iT
Yellow, black chevron and sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Maxilead Limited)

Distime (IRE)  33 

b g Flemensfirth - Technohead (Distinctly North)

D BF
6 11-10
126
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.

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.

4
1-1585
iT
Yellow, red hoops, red sleeves, yellow spots, red cap, yellow spots (R Triple H)

Allthekingshorses (IRE)  26 

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

D
6 11-10 t
126
6 11-10 t
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.

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.

5
1F523/2-
iT
Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap (Mr T J & Mrs H Parrott)

Bob 'N' You (IRE)  490 

b g Bob Back - Hue 'N' Cry (Denel)

D BF
9 11-9
125
9 11-9
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.

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.

6
3U6272
iT
Red, beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Racing Management & Training Ltd)

Devotion To Duty (IRE)  11 

b g Montjeu - Charmante (Alydar)

6 11-9
125
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.

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.

7
F31137
iT
Royal blue, dark green sleeves and cap (Mr Alan Halsall)

Dawn Commander (GER)  52 

gr g Mamool - Dark Lady (Lagunas)

D

Non Runner

Non Runner

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.

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.

8
48U1U2
iT
Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap (Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Taxi Hire)

Ely Brown (IRE)  39 

b g Sunshine Street - Browneyed Daughter (Broken Hearted)

CD
7 11-9 p
125
7 11-9 p
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.

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.

9
78-7121
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Storm Survivor (IRE)  23 

b g Milan - Lindas Present (Presenting)

6 11-8 v
124
6 11-8 v
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.

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.

10
F16-10
iT
Maroon, yellow hoop, sleeves and cap (Mr R A S Offer)

Imperial Circus (IRE)  52 

b g Beneficial - Aunty Dawn (Strong Gale)

D
6 11-6
122
6 11-6
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.

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.

11
224-F04
iT
Black, pink cross of lorraine, pink and black halved sleeves, black and pink check cap (The Wasp Partnership)

Patsy Finnegan 34 

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

C
10 11-6
122
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.

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.

12
5-12165
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing I,smorris&cdavie)

Makhzoon (USA)  34 

b g Dynaformer - Boubskaia (Niniski)

Non Runner

Non Runner

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.

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.

13
5-12132
iT
Emerald green, yellow star, sleeves and cap (Bingley, Williams & Pepperdine)

Chac Du Cadran (FR)  35 

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

D BF
6 11-4
120
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.

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.

14
1-34133
iT
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Mr P J Martin)

Soudain (FR)  33 

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

D BF
6 10-13
115
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.

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.

15
122-00P
iT
Purple and light blue diabolo, light blue sleeves, purple cap (Margaret And Raymond John)

Lamboro Lad (IRE)  93 

b g Milan - Orchard Spray (Supreme Leader)

7 10-8
110
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.

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.

16
41-4523
iT
Light blue, maroon stars and sleeves, light blue cap (Mr Roger Nicholls)

Hunters Lodge (IRE)  35 

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

D
6 10-6
108
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.

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.

17
677166
iT
Royal blue, yellow hollow box, checked sleeves (Mr Robin Stevens)

Go Amwell 23 

b g Kayf Tara - Daarat Alayaam (Reference Point)

D
9 10-6 v
108
9 10-6 v
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.

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.

18
22-621F
iT
Dark blue and white check, dark blue sleeves, white armlets (Mr Irvine Lynch)

Crop Walker (IRE)  223 

b g Kotashaan - Miss Mutley (Pitpan)

D BF
10 10-3 p
105
10 10-3 p
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.

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.

Verdict

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.

Verdict

Distime is open to improvement now tackling 3m, and he makes most appeal in a competitive race. Dawn Commander is another who will appreciate the trip, and is worthy of consideration along with Corkage, who has looked a reformed character this season.

16:40 Doncaster 22 Feb 2012

32red Best Casino Hunters' Chase (Class 6) (5YO plus)

Winner £1,248 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6
Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
F0/1122
iT
Black, red cross belts and sleeves, striped cap (Mr J J W Wadham)

Eleazar (GER)  5 

b g Alkalde - Eicidora (Surumu)

Non Runner

Non Runner

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.

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.

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414-211
iT
Pink and purple diabolo, purple and pink diabolo on sleeves, pink and purple quartered cap (Mr R Tolley & Miss C Jones)

Lorikarad (FR)  31 

b g Roakarad - Loriana (Welkin)

8 12-0 p
-
8 12-0 p
-

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.

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.

3
5211-42
iT
Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap (Mr P Winks)

Plenty Of Chat (IRE)  276 

b g Oscar - Ollatrim Lady (Strong Gale)

8 12-0
90
8 12-0
90

Enjoyed some succes in points and jumped more proficiently when landing a 19f Towcester hunter in May, but this more searching stamina test unlikely to play to strengths.

Enjoyed some succes in points and jumped more proficiently when landing a 19f Towcester hunter in May, but this more searching stamina test unlikely to play to strengths.

4
512P-24
iT
Dark blue, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star (Mr J P G Hamilton)

Winterwood (IRE)  31 

b g Definite Article - Miss Dolly (Alzao)

C
9 12-0 v
116
9 12-0 v
116

Matched fairly useful hurdles form when picking up a 3m handicap chase at Ffos Las a year ago, but not at same level when beaten twice in points in recent months and others more persuasive.

Matched fairly useful hurdles form when picking up a 3m handicap chase at Ffos Las a year ago, but not at same level when beaten twice in points in recent months and others more persuasive.

5
745-328
iT
Royal blue, red chevrons and armlets, red cap, royal blue star (Mr Royston Smart)

Little Rocker (IRE)  271 

b g Rock Hopper - One Back (Meneval)

11 11-10
101
11 11-10
101

Let down by jumping more often than not under Rules. Seemed to run above himself when not beaten far in a valuable hunter at Stratford (3½m) in May, but lot more required to lift this.

Let down by jumping more often than not under Rules. Seemed to run above himself when not beaten far in a valuable hunter at Stratford (3½m) in May, but lot more required to lift this.

6
P3/1P-P1
iT
Light blue, maroon seams, striped cap (Mr S Rea)

Rathcor 24 

b g Overbury - Brenig (Horage)

10 11-10
120
10 11-10
120

Career best when bagging a 2½m handicap hurdle at Huntingdon in October 2010. Back in the winning groove in points last month, so not one to take lightly on first try over regulation fences.

Career best when bagging a 2½m handicap hurdle at Huntingdon in October 2010. Back in the winning groove in points last month, so not one to take lightly on first try over regulation fences.

7
1P4P0-5
iT
Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap (Mr & Mrs Gordon Pink)

What A Scientist (IRE)  27 

b g Karinga Bay - Half Irish (Carlingford Castle)

12 11-10
95
12 11-10
95

Lost his way over fences in his time with Nigel Twiston-Davies. Trademark mistakes still in evidence switched to this discipline at Warwick last month and this no easier.

Lost his way over fences in his time with Nigel Twiston-Davies. Trademark mistakes still in evidence switched to this discipline at Warwick last month and this no easier.

Verdict

LORIKARAD boasts a good record between the flags and made the perfect start to his career under Rules when landing the spoils with an assured round of jumping at Towcester last month. There should be more to come from the promising 8-y-o and he is fancied to win again. Winterwood showed fair form in handicap chases last term and is respected with a couple of recent spins between the flags under his belt to sharpen up his fitness while Rathcor is upped in trip but cannot be ruled out.

Verdict

Prolific point winner Lorikarad showed a good attitude when making a winning start in hunters at Towcester last month and will be tough to beat in his follow-up bid. One-time useful hurdler Rathcor was off the mark at the second attempt in points last month and looks the main danger if his jumping comes up to scratch on his first try over regulation fences.

17:10 Doncaster 22 Feb 2012

32RedPoker.com Standard Open NH Flat Race (Class 6) (4YO to 6YO)

Winner £1,624 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m 110y

Good

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
11
iT
Light green, royal blue and light green hooped sleeves, white cap (Mr John Westwood)

Ballyalton (IRE)  27 

b g Pierre - Almilto (Mandalus)

D
5 11-9
-
5 11-9
-

Irish point winner who crated a good impression when running out a wide-margin winner of a Warwick bumper in January. Further progress on the cards and obvious claims of following up under a penalty.

Irish point winner who crated a good impression when running out a wide-margin winner of a Warwick bumper in January. Further progress on the cards and obvious claims of following up under a penalty.

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51
iT
Royal blue, maroon seams and sleeves, maroon and royal blue check cap (Mrs Julien Turner & Mr Andrew Merriam)

Kaysersberg (FR)  55 

b g Khalkevi - Alliance Royale (Turgeon)

CD
5 11-9
-
5 11-9
-

Found plenty for pressure when building on debut promise to score over this C&D in December. Will need a stiffer stamina test to reveal full potential, but ought to go well again.

Found plenty for pressure when building on debut promise to score over this C&D in December. Will need a stiffer stamina test to reveal full potential, but ought to go well again.

3
P
iT
Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap (Mr T J & Mrs H Parrott)

Bit Of A Scruff (IRE)  27 

b g Westerner - Collage (Ela-Mana-Mou)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Dropped away alarmingly when pulling up on debut behind Ballyalton at Warwick last month.

Dropped away alarmingly when pulling up on debut behind Ballyalton at Warwick last month.

4
iT
Emerald green, red hoops, emerald green cap (Mr R J Jackson)

Its Murphy Again (IRE)  

gr g Amilynx - Alphadel (Alphabatim)

6 11-2
-
6 11-2
-

Amilynx gelding out of a 2m hurdle winner. Yard 0-8 in bumpers and of little interest unless market dictates otherwise.

Amilynx gelding out of a 2m hurdle winner. Yard 0-8 in bumpers and of little interest unless market dictates otherwise.

5
8
iT
Light blue and white diamonds, diabolo on sleeves (Mrs Vivienne Kinder)

No Diamond 39 

b g Helissio - Diamond Swan (Colonel Collins)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Cheap purchase who offered nothing when tailed-off on debut at Warwick in January.

Cheap purchase who offered nothing when tailed-off on debut at Warwick in January.

6
iT
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

Pebbleglen (IRE)  

b g Milan - Strong Profit (Strong Gale)

6 11-2
-
6 11-2
-

Milan half-brother to fair hurdler Patsy Bee (stayed 2¾m). Some appeal on breeding, but yard's newcomers often better for a run.

Milan half-brother to fair hurdler Patsy Bee (stayed 2¾m). Some appeal on breeding, but yard's newcomers often better for a run.

7
0
iT
Light blue, brown spots and sleeves, brown cap, light blue spots (Mrs Ailsa Stirling)

Bow Fiddle (IRE)  103 

br m Anshan - Elite Racing (Risk Me)

6 10-9
-
6 10-9
-

No promise when down the field at Newcastle in November.

No promise when down the field at Newcastle in November.

8
iT
Black, white cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap (Mike And Eileen Newbould)

Ronnie Rhino 

b g Darsi - Pondimari (Marignan)

4 10-7
-
4 10-7
-

Darsi half-brother to fair hurdler/chaser Cranky Corner (stays 2½m). Yard capable of readying a newcomer, so worth checking out in the market.

Darsi half-brother to fair hurdler/chaser Cranky Corner (stays 2½m). Yard capable of readying a newcomer, so worth checking out in the market.

9
5
iT
Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap (Mr Don Cantillon)

This Is Me 42 

b g Presenting - Shayzara (Turtle Island)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Half-brother to bumper winner Nodform Richard. Didn't fare too badly in face of strong support when fifth over this C&D last month and likely to do better with that experience under his belt.

Half-brother to bumper winner Nodform Richard. Didn't fare too badly in face of strong support when fifth over this C&D last month and likely to do better with that experience under his belt.

10
iT
Dark green, light green cross of lorraine (Mr Peter Hepworth)

Tysoe Lad 

br g Zafeen - Nicholas Mistress (Beveled)

4 10-7
-
4 10-7
-

Zafeen half-brother to 7f winner Polesworth. Pedigree not blessed with stamina and yard yet to send out a winner in bumpers.

Zafeen half-brother to 7f winner Polesworth. Pedigree not blessed with stamina and yard yet to send out a winner in bumpers.

Verdict

Ballyalton landed a Warwick bumper by 18l on his first start under Rules last month and is very much respected, despite his mandatory penalty. In receipt of 7lb from the first-named, however, a chance is taken on PEBBLEGLEN. The Tim Easterby-trained six-year-old is a son of Milan and fetched 48,000 euros in 2007. A market check is essential in assessing the confidence behind his chances on his racecourse bow today. Penalised C&D winner Kayersberg completes the shortlist.

Verdict

Previous winners Ballyalton and Kaysersberg look the pair to concentrate on, the former looking well above average on the evidence of his runaway success at Warwick last month and confidently expected to follow up. This Is Me looks best of the remainder.