Doncaster

  • 14:00 Arena Structures Nursery7f

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.73s
  • Off time: 14:02:49
14:00 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ghostwriting (USA) 9/2
2nd The Blue Banana (IRE) 10/1
3rd Magic City (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 101224 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Wolfgang (IRE) 18
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-7 R Hannon K T O'Neill (3) 88 7/18.00
2 (10) 223020 Red, White stars on sleeves Magic City (IRE) 20
2 9-7 R Hannon R Hughes 88 11/26.50
3 (4) 129520 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Es Que Love (IRE) 21
2 9-5 M Johnston S De Sousa 86 9/110.00
4 (9) 17 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Ghostwriting (USA) 60
Distance Winner
2 9-4 J H M Gosden W Buick 85 9/25.50
5 (12) 11 Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Jessie's Spirit (IRE) 25
2 9-4 Mrs A Duffield D Nolan 85 6/17.00
6 (6) 2120 White, Royal Blue hoop and armlets West Leake Hare (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
2 8-11 C Hills Michael Hills 78 6/17.00
7 (3) 82125 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Blue Banana (IRE) 18
2 8-10 b1 B J Meehan S W Kelly 77 10/111.00
8 (11) 736161 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap See Clearly 26
2 8-9 T D Easterby R Winston 76 16/117.00
9 (8) 912902 Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Indepub 6
2 8-8 p K A Ryan P Makin 75 20/121.00
10 (1) 2140 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Travis County (IRE) 39
2 8-8 B Ellison P Pickard (3) 75 12/113.00
11 (2) 093102 Orange, White sash, Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Orange cap, White diamond Nameitwhatyoulike 27
2 8-7 b M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 74 33/134.00
12 (5) 70746 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Man Of My Word 8
2 7-12 D Nicholls Billy Cray (3)(ex2) 65 66/167.00

Verdict

MAGIC CITY looked a very smart prospect when winning by six lengths on his debut at Newbury in April. Things haven't gone to plan since but this looks a little easier than recent tasks and, on breeding, there's a good chance the step up 7f will suit. He gets the vote as he makes more appeal than stablemate Wolfgang at the weights, though the latter had Es Que Love behind when second at Newmarket in July in a race that's produced plenty of subsequent winners. West Leake Hare looks held on the form book, but the filly Jessie's Spirit is progressive and could be a factor if she stays the extra furlong. She looks a better bet than the more exposed See Clearly and Indepub.