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Race 1 Kempton 14:05 Listed (Class 1) 10f

1835 Secret State
Smart efforts when defying big weights in ultra-competitive handicaps at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood. Advanced his form again when 2¾ lengths second in Great Voltigeur at York. Disappointed at Ascot final start but expected to bounce back.
9-3William BuickCharlie Applebylocked2/12.75/138
1963 Phantom Flight
Smart colt. Three wins from 6 runs last year. 10/11, 8 lengths seventh of 11 to Royal Champion in listed race at Ayr (10f, good). Off 6 months. Makes polytrack debut. Shortlist material.
9-3P J McDonald James Hortonlocked3.33/13.5/15
352 Foxes Tales
Smart gelding. Good 3¼ lengths third of 8 to Lord North in Winter Derby (11/1) at Lingfield (10f, AW) 35 days ago, caught further back than ideal. Remains unexposed on AW.
9-3Oisin MurphyAndrew Baldinglocked5/12.5/150
356 Tyrrhenian Sea
Smart gelding. 9/2, creditable 3¼ lengths second of 8 to Lord North in Winter Derby at Lingfield (10f, AW) 35 days ago. That form has been boosted so not taken lightly.
9-3David EganRoger Varianlocked6/17/117
1221 Belloccio
Smart gelding. Three wins from 6 runs last year. Career best when winning 9-runner listed race at this course (12f, 9/2) by neck from Purple Ribbon, digging deep. Off 122 days. Respected under a penalty.
9-6Daniel MuscuttDavid Menuisierlocked7/15.5/121
1767 Rogue Millennium
Useful filly. Two wins from 6 runs last year. 37 lengths last of 13 to Creative Flair in Pride Stakes at Newmarket (10f, good, 16/1). Off 176 days. Makes polytrack debut.
8-12Jack MitchellTom Cloverlocked28/133/118
1544 Savvy Victory
Useful colt. 14/1, below form 12 lengths third of 8 to Ottoman Fleet in listed race at Newmarket (10f, soft), slowly away. Off 154 days. Makes polytrack debut. Has work to do.
9-3Richard KingscoteS Woodslocked33/118/145
There are 7 runners in this race.

Race 2 Doncaster 15:00 Listed (Class 1) 6f

2884 El Caballo
Runner-up on debut but then reeled off 6 wins on the spin, latest when touching off Flaming Rib in the Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock last May. Possibly unsuited by conditions when joint-favourite for Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) and not seen since. Interesting.
9-10Clifford LeeK R Burkelocked3.5/14.5/129
1621 Asjad
Took his form up a level for this yard last season, notching a third win over 6.5f here in September. Well backed but unable to get past the resolute Dakota Gold on final outing and should be in the mix on return (made a winning reappearance at Redcar 12 months ago).
9-10Daniel Tudhope James Hortonlocked4/14/10
14710 Fast Response
Took her form up several notches on testing ground last autumn, scoring at Nottingham and twice at this track (first one over 5f). Conditions should be in her favour to show that sort of form again so provided she's ready to roll, she can be in the shake-up after 5 months off.
9-8Sam JamesK R Burkelocked5/16/120
1472 Commanche Falls
Really game sort who enjoyed another cracking season last year, landing the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood for second year running then filling the places on his next 3 starts. Never travelling when down the field over C&D in November but has an excellent record fresh so he's high on the shortlist.
9-10Connor BeasleyMichael Dodslocked6/111/183
1686 King's Lynn
Better than ever when landing Temple Stakes at Haydock last May but limitations exposed at the top level thereafter, latest when 6¾ lengths tenth of 18 to Kinross in Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot (6f, good to soft). Not dismissed returning in calmer waters.
9-10David ProbertAndrew Baldinglocked6.5/14/138
1553 Ehraz
Smart gelding who kept some good company in sprints last year, sixth in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. Made short work a couple of inferior rivals down in grade at Newmarket (6f, good to soft) when last seen 5 months ago and has been gelded in the interim.
9-10Jim CrowleyRichard Hannonlocked9/14.5/150
2111 Vadream
It's now twelve runs without success but stepped up on her reappearance when runner-up in a minor event at Lingfield (7f, AW) in February, conceding first run. Cheekpieces back on for this return to turf but others seemingly have more compelling claims.
9-5Kieran ShoemarkCharlie Felloweslocked12/19/125
2108 Tactical
Won Windsor Castle/Newmarket Group 2 as a 2-y-o and mostly in good form last term, finishing just out of the places in a blanket finish in handicap at Ascot (7f, good) 7 months ago. Has since left Andrew Balding (150,000 gns) and been gelded but percentage call is to look elsewhere back sprinting.
9-10Graham LeeJulie Camacholocked25/122/112
16012 Wilderness Girl
Useful filly who showed improved form tackling heavy ground for the first time when runner-up in listed race at Longchamp (7f, heavy) back in October. Has since left Andrew Balding and needs to back that effort up returning from over 5 months off.
9-5Hollie DoyleAdrian Nichollslocked40/133/118
215 Jump The Gun
Scored twice on the turf last season (including here over 7f) but was out of his depth in a listed contest on return at Wolverhampton last month so set to face another struggle.
9-10David AllanIain Jardinelocked80/180/10
There are 10 runners in this race.

Race 3 Doncaster 15:35 Handicap (Class 2) 8f

1592 Awaal
Looked a likely type for this race when bolting up on 1m Redcar handicap debut (soft) last autumn. That was only his fourth start so major surprise if there isn't more to come. Leading claims.
9-7James DoyleSimon & Ed locked5/14.5/110
16912 Al Mubhir
Improved form encountering testing ground for the first time when winning 14-runner Haydock handicap (1m) on final 3-y-o start. Did that readily and it's probable this lightly-raced type will kick on again this year. Trainer has won this 4 times.
9-2Andrea AtzeniWilliam Haggaslocked5/14/120
18915 Wanees
Largely progressive profile, bouncing back from a lesser run at Glorious Goodwood (failed to stay 1¼m) when seeing off a few of today's rivals over 1m at Haydock on his final 3-y-o start. Likely capable of better again this year.
9-1Jim CrowleyCharles Hillslocked9/110/111
2025 Atrium
Capped off a very solid 3-y-o campaign with a win in 16-runner C&D handicap (good to soft) in September, staying on to lead in the closing stages and beat Empirestateofmind by ½ length. Could have more to come this year. Respected.
9-5Kieran ShoemarkCharlie Felloweslocked10/114/140
14710 Baradar
Placed in Group 1 Futurity over C&D at 2. Spent the majority of the next 2 seasons in the doldrums but bounced back to form with a bang to make a winning start for new trainer George Boughey in a 7f course handicap (heavy) last November. Could be even more to come for this yard. Player.
9-2Kevin StottGeorge Bougheylocked14/19/136
1899 Montassib
Progressive last year, scoring at Wetherby and Goodwood before posting some good efforts in top-end handicaps in midsummer, including fourth in Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot. Another fine run when second of 12 to Wanees over 1m at Haydock final start. Tongue tied first time.
9-3Cieren FallonWilliam Haggaslocked14/111/121
16114 Jimi Hendrix
Excellent third in the Britannia at Royal Ascot prior to narrowly landing a 1m handicap at Newmarket July meeting. Not so good later in the seson but no shock were he to revive after a break. Won a soft-ground maiden on previous visit here.
9-1Rossa RyanRalph Beckettlocked14/112/114
1541 Migration
Smart performer who showed he can go well fresh and be very competitive off this sort of mark when going close in Newbury Sping Cup off 1 lb lower on last year's reappearance. Benoit de la Sayette takes a handy 3 lb off.
9-12Benoit De La David Menuisierlocked16/118/113
18921 Majestic
Took very well to the demands of a big-field handicap when landing the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket (9f) on his final 4-y-o start. More on his plate off 7 lb higher here but his profile is one of steady progression.
8-12George BassJack Channonlocked16/125/156
1768 Empirestateofmind
Better than ever in second half of 2022, winning 16-runner event at Thirsk (1m) and excellent runner-up efforts on final 2 starts, chasing home Atrium over C&D (16 ran) before going down only to a Haggas improver (20 ran) at York. Evidently well suited to big-field handicaps.
9-4Taylor FisherJohn Quinnlocked16/112/125
16111 Bopedro
Irish Cambridgeshire winner in 2021 and it didn't take him long to find his feet for this new yard in the second half of last season, culminating with fine second of 15 over 7f here (heavy) in October. Stable always to be feared in these events.
9-2Daniel TudhopeDavid O'Mearalocked22/125/114
216 Boardman
Bagged another 3 handicaps on turf last spring and acquitted himself with credit from higher marks later in season. Shaped as if retaining all his ability when seventh of 13 in Lincoln Trial at Wolverhampton on return. Should be spot on now.
9-4David AllanTim Easterbylocked25/133/132
2122 Yanifer
Real success story for this yard, gaining fourth success of 2022 at Catterick (7f, heavy) in October. Not seen to best effect in Lincoln Trial at Wolverhampton on reappearance and should be sharper with that run behind him.
8-11Cam HardieHarriet Bethelllocked25/120/120
1687 Safe Voyage
Veteran but still very useful last year, reaching the frame in valuable handicaps at Leopardstown (7f, soft) and Ascot (1m, good to soft) last autumn. Only mid-division in this on last year's reappearance, though.
9-4Jason HartJohn Quinnlocked28/120/129
17013 Croupier
Improved to win at Windsor in September. Met trouble when fifth to Helm Rock at Haydock next time and straight back on the up when seeing off 13 rivals at Chelmsford on final start. Potential for better again in 2023 but his best form has come under different conditions than he'll face here.
9-1Harry BurnsSimon & Ed locked28/140/143
16117 Toshizou
Possibly not the eaisest to train (never had more than 3 outings in a season) but he did quickly develop into a very useful handicapper for Joseph O'Brien in Ireland. New connections acquired him for 22,000 gns last autumn.
8-13Jonny PeateRoger Felllocked33/150/152
18918 Encourageable
AW novice winner who took a big jump forward when doubling his tally at Thirsk (1m, soft) in September. Respectable sixth of 12 to Wanees (Montassib second, Boardman fourth) on final start. Still fairly low-mileage for stable which hit the ground running last spring.
8-13David Probert James Hortonlocked33/118/145
2116 Eilean Dubh
5-y-o who was most progressive in bagging some valuable prizes last term, latterly a 10-runner York handicap (1m) on final start in July. Entitled to have needed his first outing in 8 months at Wolverhampton 3 weeks ago but he'll need a big step forward to go close here.
9-0Clifford LeeK R Burkelocked40/140/10
304 Greatgadian
Useful handicapper who has been in decent form on AW this winter without suggesting he's likely to be winning a race as competitive as this back on turf.
9-5Aidan KeeleyRoger Varianlocked50/140/120
15419 Revich
Largely consistent sort who was a good third in Golden Mile at Glorious Goodwood last July and also placed at the Ayr Western meeting in September. Sixth is the best he's managed in 2 previous attempts in this race, though.
8-12Hollie DoyleRichard Spencerlocked66/140/139
17620 Helm Rock
Won at Carlisle and Wolverhampton in August before notching his third win of the campaign at 14-runner handicap at Haydock (1m, good) in September. However, well held in big-field handicap at York final start and vulnerable in this company on his return to action.
8-12Ben CurtisDaniel & Claire locked66/133/150
423 Witch Hunter
Has done well since equipped with cheekpieces, winning at Wolverhampton in December and smart effort when going close at Lingfield 6 weeks ago (both 7f). Yet to show he's as effective on turf, though, and also has stamina to prove tackling 1m for the first time.
9-6Sean LeveyRichard Hannonlocked66/150/124
There are 22 runners in this race.

Race 4 Doncaster 16:45 Maiden (Class 5) 10f

01 Astrodome
1,200,000 gns yearling, Sea The Stars colt. Dam, winner up to 10.4f (Musidora Stakes, and 2-y-o 8.3f winner), sister to high-class 7f/1m (Sussex/Dewhurst Stakes) winner Too Darn Hot out of Yorkshire Oaks winner Dar Re Mi, an excellent family. Notable newcomer for top yard.
9-7Benoit De La John & Thady locked1.88/15/1166
03 Carlton
€350,000 yearling, Frankel colt. Half-brother to several winners, including smart 1m/9f winner Calyxa and useful winner up to 11f Clear For Take Off. Appears to be the stable's first string on jockey bookings, and every chance he can play a part if he's clued up.
9-7James DoyleJohn & Thady locked2.75/14.5/164
1648 Ribal
Stepped forward from his debut when third at Newmarket when last seen five months ago and this longer trip should suit, so he's respected.
9-7Hollie DoyleAndrew Baldinglocked5/13/140
1339 Roost
Bettered debut form when second in a novice at Wolverhampton 133 days ago and may do better still, so not a forlorn hope.
9-7Rossa RyanRalph Beckettlocked7/14.5/136
010 Seahouses
Sea The Moon gelding. Half-brother to several winners, including very smart winner up to 1m Kinross and useful 1m winner Ceilidhs Dream. One to note.
9-7Rob HornbyRalph Beckettlocked9/18/111
717 Paddy The Squire
150,000 gns yearling, Golden Horn colt. Half-brother to 7f-8.3f winner Cruyff Turn and winner up to 1m New Kingdom, both useful. Promising fourth in a novice at Soutthwell on debut and should do better.
9-7Andrew MullenIain Jardinelocked10/118/180
1366 Maxi King
Lightly-raced colt. Third of 5 in nursery at Kempton (8f, 5/2), well positioned. Off 136 days. Up in trip. First run for yard after leaving David Loughnane. Place claims.
9-7Kevin StottDominic Ffrench locked14/19/136
04 Cosmic Soul
€210,000 yearling, Sea The Stars colt. Brother to useful 2-y-o 1m winner Mystical Dawn and half-brother to 7f/1m winner Dark Kris. Worth a market check.
9-7Shane Gray James Hortonlocked16/110/138
02 Camarrate
45,000 gns yearling, Gleneagles gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to very smart 1m-1½m (Gran Premio del Jockey Club) winner Rainbow Peak. Yard not renowned for debut winners.
9-7Sam JamesGrant Tuerlocked40/166/165
5411 Ski Jump
Modest maiden who ran well in a low-grade handicap at Wolverhampton last time but is likely to be outclassed in this.
9-7Oisin OrrRichard Faheylocked100/166/134
23013 Wintercrack
Very well bred but there wasn't enough promise in her Southwell debut to think she can be of interest in this.
9-2Liam KeniryPam Slylocked100/150/150
2312 Max Of Stars
Yet to show a great deal of ability, so hard to make a case for.
9-2James SullivanOllie Pearslocked150/1300/1100
There are 12 runners in this race.

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