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14:20 Doncaster

Thompsons Acting For Unison Handicap (Class 4)

  • 3 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 197y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,750 added
  • Winner: £5,531
  • 2nd: £1,646
  • 3rd: £823
  • 4th: £411
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 35.91s
  • Off Time: 14:22:02
  • 3 Ran
1st
Silk -
2(1)
Silk - Dark Blue and Light Green diamonds
5/4
  • Form 32-303
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 80

steadied start, took keen hold in last, pushed along 3f out, soon ridden, switched left and effort over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, carried left inside final furlong, led towards finish, stayed on

4(6)
Silk - White, red epaulets, white sleeves, red spots and cap

Ad Libitum

14 BFD
6/4
  • Form 221315
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 79

tracked leader, led and pressed from over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, headed towards finish

6(4)
Silk - Dark Blue, Royal Blue epaulets and armlets, Pink cap
  • Form 0434
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 73

led, pushed along 3f out, headed over 1f out, one pace and beaten inside final furlong

1(2)
NR
  • Form 14407-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 81

NonRunner

3(7)
NR
  • Form 833111
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 79

NonRunner

5(3)
NR
  • Form 246255
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 74

NonRunner

7(5)
NR
  • Form 0-50420
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 73

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A Newmarket stable has won this in eight of the last nine years, including Luca Cumani in 2014 with one ridden by Andrea Atzeni. That partnership is renewed this year with COOLONGOLOOK, third here last month on his handicap debut and open to plenty of improvement. Atticus Boy has rattled up a hat-trick in lesser company but may be the type that just keeps finding enough so another 3lb rise is not insurmountable. Falmouth Light won in a higher grade here on his belated reappearance and will enjoy any give in the ground, though steps up in trip. Ad Libitum has won at Carlisle and Ripon this summer but may be a few pounds too high now.

Formwatch

Coolongolook 4-1 (8-13) Dropped out and held up in last, ridden and effort over 2f out, switched right 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Supernova (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in Jul.

Ad Libitum 6-4fav (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, never threatened leaders, 5th of 7, 6 3/4l behind Eskendash (9-11) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Beer With The Boys 5-1 (8-8) Soon tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 8 1/4l behind Midnight Wilde (8-13) at Chester 1m 6f hcp (3) gd in Jul.

Falmouth Light (FR) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, not much room briefly over 3f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, reduced lead towards finish but never looked liked being caught, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (3) sft in Jun beating Master Of Wine (9-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.

Atticus Boy (IRE) 4-5fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Granite City Doc (9-2) by shd, 6 ran.

Morning Skye (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 15 1/4l behind Drill (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jul.

Phoenician Star (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 16 3/4l behind Giving Glances (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jul.