• 13:55 Pick A Winner With Blue Square Icard Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.50s
  • Off time: 13:55:25
13:55 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Harry Ormesher 8/1
2nd Good Old Thyme (IRE) 17/2
3rd Stoop To Conquer 33/1
4th Saticon 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 423P3-5 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Saticon 112
5 11-8 A King Wayne Hutchinson 136 14/115.00
3 143391- Beige and Maroon diamonds, Beige sleeves and cap Character Building (IRE) 331
Distance Winner
10 11-7 J J Quinn D C Costello 135 25/126.00
4 9240UP- Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Star De Mohaison (FR) 308
Distance Winner
9 11-7 t M Todhunter S Thomas 135 40/141.00
5 412/14-F Yellow, Red spots Sir Harry Ormesher 96
Distance Winner
7 11-5 A King Christian Williams 133 8/19.00
6 F755-65 Red, yellow epaulets Premier Dane (IRE) 16
8 11-3 N G Richards F Davis (3) 131 22/123.00
7 111-221 Light blue, black sash, armlets and hoop on cap Calusa Crystal (FR) 58
7 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 18/119.00
8 111P-24 Dark Blue and Mauve diamonds, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Sir Tantallus Hawk 59
Distance Winner
6 11-1 G A Swinbank B Hughes 129 9/110.00
9 33-2112 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sonowyouno (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
6 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (3) 128 11/112.00
10 61920/P Black, white sash and sleeves, gold cap Fenix (GER) 21
11 10-11 b Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 125 50/151.00
11 141 Red, White chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White stars Cheshire Prince 10
6 10-10 N B King Alex Merriam (5) 124 17/29.50
12 014-F9F Purple, Red halved sleeves, striped cap Darstardly Dick (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 10-10 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 124 14/115.00
13 28/156-1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Kealshore Boy 98
Distance Winner
7 10-10 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 124 16/117.00
14 4-519 Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap River D'or (FR) 39
5 10-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 122 9/25.50
15 221342 Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Good Old Thyme (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
6 10-6 Dr R D P Newland Giles Hawkins (7) 120 17/29.50
16 22-5283 Red and Yellow diamonds, Mauve sleeves Divers (FR) 88
Distance Winner
6 10-5 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 119 14/115.00
17 528/28-1 Black, red hoops, yellow and red hooped sleeves Stoop To Conquer 58
10 10-5 t A W Carroll B P Harding 119 33/134.00
18 61P2-PP White, Pink chevron, White sleeves, Emerald Green seams, Pink cap Aqualung (FR) 40
6 10-1 t C J Mann Peter Toole (5) 115 18/119.00
19 15021P Red and grey check, red sleeves and cap Catch Bob (IRE) 59
Beaten Favourite
6 10-0 Ferdy Murphy K Mercer 112 25/126.00
Non runners
14115-40Silk Hall (UAE)511-12A KingGerard Tumelty140


This is competitive to say the least but one who has the potential to be way ahead of this mark is RIVER D'OR so he's given a speculative vote from Cheshire Prince and Calusa Crystal. Paul Nicholls' gelding was sent straight in to Grade One novice company on his first start for connections and travelled well to a point before tiring. That was his first run for six months and the quagmire-like conditions wouldn't have been ideal, so whilst guesswork is involved to assess his ability our feeling is that he hasn't been bought for nothing and a rating of 122 may in time prove extremely generous. This type of big-field handicap isn't usually the sort of race in which we'd be looking to side with novices who may lack the experience required, but Cheshire Prince is another who catches the eye off a mark of 124. He's won two novice hurdles and the form of his latest victory might prove to be very strong, so whilst this asks a big question he's not been overly burdened with weight and can find some answers. Calusa Crystal reverts back to hurdling having impressed over fences and we know she stays this far, so with the yard returning to form the mare is preferred to Sonowyouknow of the rest. Jonjo O'Neill's inmate ran into a good one last time and may prove to be fairly treated but he might even at this stage need a couple of extra furlongs to be seen at his best. Alan King saddles three and Silk Hall might just prove the pick of them having shown some smart form last year, whilst he's been kept busy on the flat and will surely show himself in a better light than when last seen over hurdles. That said, Saticon is also a big player for the yard and on jockey bookings might be the better fancied. He was staying on for a place at least in a race that was voided last time so this mark looks fair and the extra couple of furlongs will suit. Good Old Thyme looked for all money the winner last time before finding little. He's won over further and is consistent enough to merit respect but the last two handicaps he's contested haven't been this tough and he's been beaten in them off lower marks. Divers would've been beaten comfortably by Saticon last time had the race been completed so he'll need to improve, Stoop To Conquer might be undone by his rise in the ratings and Star De Mohaison has left Paul Nicholl's since we last saw him and has questions to answer. Any one of several could win this but River D'Or has the potential to be a blot on the handicap.