Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap, a race run over 6½f at Doncaster during the St Leger Festival.

Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap Preview

Introduced in 2009, this class two handicap is run during the St Leger Festival at Doncaster in September of each year, the race is run over six and a half furlongs and is open to runners aged three or older.

Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Doncaster then head over to the Doncaster tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal races during the Doncaster St Leger Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 13 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2017 when the race had an over-round of 112%. The race in 2012 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 135%, whilst on average over the last 13 renewals of the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap, the over-round has been 120%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £120 which is bet.

Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 13 if you had followed the winner of the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 12 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -3.75. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 13 renewals, a time of 1:16.62 was set by Badr Al Badoor in 2014, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by James Fanshawe and ridden by Tom Queally. The slowest winning time was set in 2013 when Sir Reginald won in a time of 1:20.73, booked to ride was Paul Hanagan on this Richard Fahey trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap over the last 13 renewals:

  • 2014 - Badr Al Badoor (1:16.62)
  • 2015 - Hoof It (1:16.72)
  • 2016 - Normandy Barriere (1:17.68)

Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap Past Winners

Here are the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:19.15
Baradar (IRE)
5yo 9-9 (12 of 12) 100/30F
William Buick
George Boughey (GB)
2022
1:18.73
Asjad (GB)
4yo 9-5 (8 of 13) 7/1
P J McDonald
James Horton (GB)
2021
1:19.60
Able Kane (GB)
4yo 8-11 (4 of 12) 9/2
Oisin Murphy
Rod Millman (GB)
2020
1:18.52
Tranchee (IRE)
4yo 8-8 (4 of 11) 7/2
Ray Dawson (5lbs)
David Loughnane (GB)
2019
1:18.09
Enjazaat (GB)
4yo 9-8 (7 of 8) 6/1
Jim Crowley
Owen Burrows (GB)
2018
1:18.91
Von Blucher (IRE)
5yo 8-8 (10 of 9) 25/1
Cam Hardie
Rebecca Menzies (GB)
2017
1:18.23
Amazour (IRE)
5yo 9-7 (4 of 7) 9/2
James Doyle
Ismail Mohammed (GB)
2016
1:17.68
Normandy Barriere (IRE)
4yo 8-13 (5 of 10) 11/4F
Andrea Atzeni
Nigel Tinkler (GB)
2015
1:16.72
Hoof It (GB)
8yo 8-13 (2 of 11) 6/1
Graham Gibbons
Michael Easterby (GB)
2014
1:16.62
Badr Al Badoor (IRE)
4yo 8-10 (4 of 10) 5/1
Tom Queally
James Fanshawe (GB)

Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap Trainer Statistics

Here are some of the top Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap trainer statistics over the last 13 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Richard Fahey 7-1-1 +4.00 +3.25
Nigel Tinkler 4-1-3 -0.25 +1.35
Rod Millman 3-1-1 +2.50 +0.81
Dean Ivory 2-1-1 +11.00 +7.50
William Haggas 2-1-1 +8.00 +5.63
James Horton 2-1-1 +6.00 +3.38
Owen Burrows 2-1-1 +5.00 +2.60
James Fanshawe 2-1-1 +4.00 +3.00
Rebecca Menzies 1-1-1 +25.00 +15.00
Michael Easterby 1-1-1 +6.00 +3.60

Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap over the last 13 renewals is Jim Crowley who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Sirius Prospect (2011) and Enjazaat (2019).

Here are some of the top Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap jockey statistics over the last 13 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Jim Crowley 7-2-3 +13.00 +9.90
William Buick 10-1-3 -5.67 -2.32
P J McDonald 5-1-1 +3.00 +2.38
Paul Hanagan 4-1-1 +7.00 +6.25
Andrea Atzeni 4-1-2 -0.25 -0.60
Oisin Murphy 3-1-1 +2.50 +1.81
James Doyle 2-1-1 +3.50 +2.81
Cam Hardie 1-1-1 +25.00 +15.00
Adam Beschizza 1-1-1 +9.00 +5.63
Tom Queally 1-1-1 +5.00 +3.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 6, 6, 2, 2, 2, (1, 4), 2, (5, 9), 6, 3, 11, 11, (1, 9)

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 13 / 13 (58%) - In a field of 10 - 16 (Debut)
  • 13 / 13 (72%) - Beaten no more -8¾l (LTO)
  • 13 / 13 (72%) - Within the first 8 of the market
  • 13 / 13 (72%) - Made 3 - 8 starts (Season)
  • 13 / 13 (72%) - Made 2 - 27 starts (Hcps)
  • 13 / 13 (72%) - Had 4 - 14 placings (Career)
  • 13 / 13 (73%) - Ran over 6f - 7f (Debut)
  • 13 / 13 (75%) - Made 3 - 11 starts (1 Year)
  • 13 / 13 (75%) - Fewer than 10 placings (Hcps)
  • 13 / 13 (78%) - Achieved an RPR of 76+ (LTO)
  • 13 / 13 (80%) - Achieved a TS of 45+ (LTO)
  • 13 / 13 (80%) - Made 7 - 40 starts (Career)
  • 13 / 13 (85%) - Carried 124 - 140lbs (Last Win)
  • 13 / 13 (87%) - Highest Run is not G3
  • 13 / 13 (87%) - No bigger than 25/1

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Doncaster racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap. if you are unaware of what trends and statistics are, how they can be used etc then head over to the OLBG Betting School and read this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.

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Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 7+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +0.75 is when runners were aged 4yo. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran over 5f on debut, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-26.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 12 (11,10) [12 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 8 (1,7) [13 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 4 (8,11) [12 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 4 (8,6) [11 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 7 (2,3) [8 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap is Ascot, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 12 winners from a total of 140 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 8 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap, that stallion Acclamation has produced 2 winners (2019,2014).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap despite multiple attempts:

  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Shamardal (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Lethal Force (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Pivotal (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 13 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Von Blucher in 2018, winning for Rebecca Menzies at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Cam Hardie. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 13 renewals there has been a total of 2 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 Doncaster Groundworks Reinforcements Handicap.

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