• 14:25 Novices' Chase3m 2f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 47.90s
  • Off time: 14:25:22
14:25 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ruben Cotter (IRE) 85/40
2nd Vintage Star (IRE) 6/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13P-221 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Vintage Star (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
7 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 137 6/42.50
2 13-1610 Royal blue, large white spots and armlets Alpha Victor (IRE) 23
8 11-0 W Kinsey Charlie Huxley 8/19.00
3 3-07 Scarlet Ballymurry (IRE) 27
7 11-0 t C J Mann S Thomas 66/167.00
4 7512/1-F White, Black epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Humphrey Bee (IRE) 103
10 11-0 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 40/141.00
5 3P-6652 Emerald green, pink chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Netminder (IRE) 32
7 11-0 A M Thomson J M Maguire 122 4/15.00
6 1/52P-19 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Ruben Cotter (IRE) 78
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 85/403.12


Vintage Star sets a fair standard here on his easy victory over this trip at Catterick but is conceding weight to a couple of novices who are likely to improve now tackling fences. Alpha Victor has already won twice over hurdles this season and stays well but RUBEN COTTER probably has more scope. Paul Nicholls has wasted no time putting his winning pointer over the larger obstacles after just one outing over timber this term. That run, in November, should have blown any cobwebs and this looks within his range. Netminder appears to be making progress over fences judged on his latest second at Ayr but Humphrey Bee fell on his debut under Rules in October and hasn't been seen since.