13:55 Doncaster
Sky Bet Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Chase (2) 5yo+
Sky Bet Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Chase (2) 5yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 78y Runners: 7
Chase Turf
Good 2m 78y
A good-quality handicap that should be run at a good clip, given a surplus of likely pacesetters. Among them is BEAU BAY (nap), whose rider used the tactics to such good effect last time that he is selected once more, even with the prospect of others trying to take him on. If it all starts to fall apart, expect Forest Bihan and Cracking Find to be among those picking up the pieces. [Keith Melrose]
RP Ratings Forest Bihan
POSTDATA Forest Bihan
TOPSPEED Forest Bihan
SPOTLIGHT Beau Bay
THE NORTH Cracking Find
WEST COUNTRY Ozzie The Oscar
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
3
Forest BihanCD
D Cook/B Ellison
Age: 8
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 16-3F3
168 10/3
3/1
SP
Won C&D Grade 2 as a novice and retains a smart level of ability, as shown when just over 2l third to Cracking Find at Wetherby (1m7f, good to soft) off this mark last time; not the hardiest in a finish and can make mistakes, but not ruled out if things go his way.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/12/18
    WET 15GS Cl2 ChHc,16K
    11-12
    3/7 2 1/4l, Cracking Find[7/1]10-3 cp
    Brian Hughes
    150
    147
    158
  • 01/12/18
    NBY 16Sft Cl2 ChHc,25K
    11-13
    F/10 Lady Buttons[15/2]11-3 cp
    Daryl Jacob
    150
  • 18/11/18
    CHL 16Gd Cl1 G2Ch,42K
    11-0
    3/6 14 1/2l, Sceau Royal[16/1]11-3 cp,w
    Danny Cook
    152
    124
    148
  • 21/04/18
    AYR 16Gd Cl1 LisChHc,23K
    11-12
    6/11 26l, Theinval[10/1]11-2 cp
    Danny Cook
    154
    122
    138
  • 03/03/18
    NCS 16St Cl3 NHF,6K
    11-4
    1/5 2 1/4l, The Resdev Way[30/100F]11-4 cp(1)
    Danny Cook
    116
  • 27/01/18
    DON 16Sft Cl2 ChHc,31K
    11-12
    4/8 9 1/4l, Duke Of Navan[14/1]10-7
    Henry Brooke
    156
    121
    159
1
Ozzie The OscarD
R Johnson/P Hobbs
Age: 8
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: -13251
166 10/3, 3/1
10/3
SP
Very smart and game front-runner who earned fourth chasing success from eight starts at Cheltenham (2m, good) last month; that not the strongest race of its type and he is up 4lb, but should give his running again.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/12/18
    CHL 16Gd Cl2 ChHc,19K
    11-12
    1/5 3 1/2l, Bun Doran[11/4]11-7
    Richard Johnson
    153
    141
    164
  • 24/11/18
    ASC 17GS Cl2 ChHc,78K
    11-12
    5/13 10 1/2l, Caid du Lin[15/2]10-11
    Matt Griffiths
    154
    139
    157
  • 06/11/18
    EXE 17Gd Cl1 G2ChHc,40K
    11-4
    2/5 1/2l, God's Own[2/1F]11-9
    Richard Johnson
    151
    125
    161
  • 20/10/18
    Ffo 16GS Cl2 HdHc,28K
    10-10
    3/8 3l, Silver Streak[6/1]10-4
    Richard Johnson
    145
    125
    145
  • 23/05/18
    WAR 16Gd Cl2 ChHc,19K
    11-2
    1/5 2 3/4l, Kapstadt[7/4F]10-0
    Richard Johnson
    148
    133
    157
  • 26/04/18
    WAR 16GS Cl2 NvChHc,16K
    11-9
    1/5 5l, Sister Sibyl[5/2]10-2
    Richard Johnson
    142
    135
    160
6
Beau BayD
S Twiston-Davies/Dr R Newland
Age: 8
Weight: 10-5
Spotlight Form: 2U-641
164 4/1
9/2
SP
Improved again this winter, making all in good style at Wetherby (1m7f, good; Nuts Well second) 13 days ago; 5lb rise for that is lenient if anything and he must be respected again, for all Ozzie The Oscar for one is unlikely to let him have it all his own way up front.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/01/19
    WET 15Gd Cl2 ChHc,13K
    10-9
    1/5 3 3/4l, Nuts Well[11/4]11-7 h,t
    Henry Brooke
    131
    123
    141
  • 26/12/18
    WCN 16GS Cl3 ChHc,8K
    12-0
    4/7 2 3/4l, Admiral's Secret[11/2]11-2 h,t
    James Bowen
    132
    121
    138
  • 13/12/18
    TAU 18Gd Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-12
    6/9 24l, Ballywood[16/1]10-13 h,t
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    134
    102
    124
  • 13/04/18
    Ain 21Hy Cl1 G3ChHc,79K
    10-8
    UR/27 Ultragold[33/1]11-1 h,t
    William Kennedy
    134
  • 25/03/18
    ASC 17Sft Cl2 NvChHc,25K
    10-13
    2/6 1/4l, Ashoka[9/2]10-1 h,t
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    130
    122
    138
  • 10/03/18
    HER 16Sft Cl3 ChHc,17K
    10-13
    1/8 1/4l, Kauto Riko[5/2F]11-5 h,t
    Sean Bowen
    124
    117
    138
2
ModusD
B J Geraghty/P Nicholls
Age: 9
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 185-10
165
5/1
SP
Classy on his day, as shown when winning at Cheltenham (2m, good) in October, but he often blights his effort with jumping errors; hard to rule out on ability, but several blunders when well held at Ascot when last seen in November tell of the risks in backing him.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/11/18
    ASC 17GS Cl2 ChHc,78K
    11-8
    10/13 47l, Caid du Lin[6/1]10-11
    Barry Geraghty
    150
    92
    118
  • 27/10/18
    CHL 16Gd Cl2 ChHc,37K
    11-9
    1/7 1/4l, Duke Of Navan[4/1]11-4
    Barry Geraghty
    146
    121
    156
  • 12/04/18
    Ain 20GS Cl1 NvG1Ch,56K
    11-4
    5/6 16l, Finian's Oscar[14/1]11-4
    Barry Geraghty
    150
    93
    145
  • 15/03/18
    CHL 20Sft Cl1 NvG1Ch,85K
    11-4
    8/9 39l, Shattered Love[12/1]10-11
    Barry Geraghty
    154
    103
    130
  • 09/02/18
    KEM 20GS Cl2 Ch,13K
    11-3
    1/4 3l, Max Ward[8/15F]11-7
    Barry Geraghty
    156
    150
  • 08/12/17
    EXE 19Sft Cl2 NvCh,16K
    11-8
    F/4 West Approach[1/2F]11-5
    Barry Geraghty
    156
7
Cracking FindD
S W Quinlan/Mrs S Smith
Age: 8
Weight: 10-0
Spotlight Form: -32321
164
11/2
SP
Often seems to lack the speed for 2m, but he's tough and got up late in quite a valuable race at Wetherby (1m7f, good) last month; things rather fell right for him there, but up effectively 4lb and with a strong pace likely he should go well again.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/12/18
    WET 15GS Cl2 ChHc,16K
    10-3
    1/7 Marracudja[7/2]10-11
    Sean Quinlan
    127
    127
    136
  • 17/11/18
    WET 19Gd Cl3 ChHc,10K
    11-2
    2/6 8l, Catamaran Du Seuil[13/8F]11-2
    Danny Cook
    128
    85
    133
  • 02/11/18
    WET 19Gd Cl1 LisChHc,17K
    10-4
    3/7 4l, Born Survivor[6/1]11-0
    Danny Cook
    129
    99
    132
  • 17/10/18
    WET 15Gd Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-11
    2/6 4 1/2l, Theflyingportrait[5/2F]11-12
    Danny Cook
    129
    110
    136
  • 12/05/18
    HAY 21Gd Cl2 ChHc,19K
    10-12
    3/7 22l, Beggar's Wishes[11/2]10-13
    Danny Cook
    131
    77
    127
  • 20/04/18
    AYR 20Gd Cl1 LisChHc,28K
    10-11
    6/12 14l, Value At Risk[20/1]10-11
    Danny Cook
    130
    65
    125
4
Champagne At TaraD
R McLernon/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 10
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: -31126
163 16/1
10/1
SP
Back on track since wind surgery in spring, winning at Aintree and Uttoxeter (both 2m, good) and second in five-runner Listed handicap at Ascot in November; just sixth there next time and needs to find more.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/11/18
    ASC 17GS Cl2 ChHc,78K
    11-3
    6/13 12 1/2l, Caid du Lin[25/1]10-11
    James Bowen
    145
    128
    144
  • 03/11/18
    ASC 17Gd Cl1 LisChHc,35K
    11-7
    2/5 1 1/4l, Vosne Romanee[9/2]11-12
    Barry Geraghty
    144
    96
    149
  • 01/07/18
    UTT 16Gd Cl2 ChHc,16K
    11-7
    1/6 4l, Bandsman[5/2J]11-0
    Aidan Coleman
    135
    117
    148
  • 15/06/18
    Ain 16Gd Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-6
    1/7 8l, Pearls Legend[11/4]11-5
    Barry Geraghty
    127
    122
    137
  • 06/05/18
    TOW 22Gd Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-10
    3/7 4 1/2l, Minella Scamp[4/1]10-12 t
    Aidan Coleman
    127
    78
    136
  • 22/04/18
    STR 19GS Cl3 ChHc,10K
    11-8
    2/9 5l, Princeton Royale[11/1]11-0 t,w
    Richie McLernon
    127
    112
    134
5
Nuts WellD
B Hughes/Mrs A Hamilton
Age: 8
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: -1P462
164 9/1
11/1
SP
Generally progressive over fences, less than 4l second to Beau Bay at Wetherby (1m7f, good) last time off this mark; 5lb pull with that rival is at the low end given manner of victory, but this 8yo may yet improve further.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/01/19
    WET 15Gd Cl2 ChHc,13K
    11-7
    2/5 3 3/4l, Beau Bay[11/2]10-9
    Ryan Day
    143
    130
    148
  • 01/01/19
    MUS 16Gd Cl2 HdHc,19K
    11-1
    6/9 11l, Normal Norman[16/1]10-7
    Danny McMenamin
    135
    105
    130
  • 08/12/18
    WET 16Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-2
    4/8 9 3/4l, Aristo Du Plessis[7/2]11-4
    Danny McMenamin
    137
    117
    130
  • 12/11/18
    CRL 16Sft Cl2 Ch,31K
    11-9
    PU/6 Highway One O One[9/1]11-2
    Brian Hughes
    143
  • 07/10/18
    KEL 17Gd Cl2 ChHc,25K
    10-4
    1/5 1 3/4l, Vosne Romanee[100/30]11-0
    Brian Hughes
    136
    120
    148
  • 13/11/17
    CRL 16Sft Cl2 Ch,13K
    10-12
    1/4 3/4l, Derintoher Yank[EvensF]11-2
    Brian Hughes
    136
    114
    134
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