Doncaster

  • 17:40 Doncaster Free Press Gary Griffiths Apprentice Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.79s
  • Off time: 17:41:15
17:40 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Empowered (IRE) 11/8
2nd Tufton 22/1
3rd Veiled Applause 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 303161 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap El Dececy (USA) 6 (ex6)
Distance Winner
5 9-9 p S Parr G Whillans (3) 81 16/117.00
2 (3) 084-071 Purple, White chevrons, armlets and star on cap Polish Power (GER) 4 (ex6)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-7 J S Moore Matthew Birch (5) 79 11/112.00
3 (1) 72-9646 Royal Blue, Pink chevron, armlets and star on cap Veiled Applause 25
Distance Winner
6 9-5 J J Quinn Jamie Kyne (3) 83 4/15.00
5 (5) 41-2 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Empowered (IRE) 29
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-4 W J Haggas M Davies 82 11/82.38
6 (6) 13-0235 Yellow, Light Blue spots on sleeves Supercast (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-11 N J Vaughan P Pickard (3) 75 16/117.00
7 (8) 195/26-0 Red, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves Royal Flynn 35
Distance Winner
7 8-11 p Mrs K Walton N Lawes (3) 75 100/1101.00
8 (7) 536-624 Emerald Green, White hollow box, striped sleeves and cap White Deer (USA) 9
5 8-11 v1 D Nicholls Mrs Adele Mulrennan 75 14/115.00
9 (10) 4/31156- Light Blue, Purple Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Purple cap, White star Tufton 231
Distance Winner
6 8-10 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (7) 74 22/123.00
10 (4) 815707- Grey, Yellow epaulets, Grey sleeves, Yellow seams, Yellow cap Sinbad The Sailor 212
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-5 C Hills L Betts 69 7/18.00
Non runners
4 (2)517-094Ellmau49-4A J McCabeMatthew Lawson82

Verdict

A competitive apprentice handicap gets us under way here. Empowered and Supercast have both hit a vein of good form recently but selection goes to EL DECECY. The gelding was a winner at Brighton last time out and proved again that he is a force at this level. It is worth noting that he has struggled on this course in the past, but he should prove more effective on this step up in trip and a third victory of the month looks to be in the offing. Empowered ran well last time, when returning from a lengthy spell on the sidelines. He is a one time Guineas entrant and a half-brother to Authorized. The four-year-old looks capable of better but the selection may prove too good for the colt. Supercast is a reliable sort and is in good form this year. He should be able to run his race and maintain his recent run and a place in the minors looks possible. Course and distance winner Polish Power was a winner at Lingfield last time, that was a much improved effort on recent form and a follow up looks unlikely. The selection for us then is El Dececy.