• 14:00 Wilkinson Frenchgate Nursery Handicap7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Round Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.51s
  • Off time: 14:03:50
14:00 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Audacity Of Hope 3/1
2nd Pleasant Day (IRE) 10/1
3rd Farmer Giles (IRE) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 11 Maroon, White chevron and sleeves Mr Grinch (IRE) 12
2 9-7 M Dods P Makin 90 13/27.50
2 (5) 004016 Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Yellow cap Desert Auction (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
2 9-6 R Hannon S J Drowne 89 12/113.00
4 (3) 231847 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Farmer Giles (IRE) 21
2 9-2 M L W Bell T P Queally 85 25/126.00
5 (12) 219 Orange, Dark Green disc Atacama Crossing (IRE) 33
2 9-0 B W Hills T P O'Shea 83 16/117.00
6 (6) 071 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Pleasant Day (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
2 8-13 b B J Meehan L Dettori 82 10/111.00
7 (7) 3128 Dark Blue, Beige stripe Audacity Of Hope 18
2 8-13 t1 P J McBride K Fallon 82 3/14.00
8 (8) 91 YELLOW, BLACK star, EMERALD GREEN cap, BLACK star Brick Red 16
2 8-11 A M Balding W Buick 80 5/16.00
10 (10) 533120 Beige, Royal blue chevrons, beige sleeves, Royal blue cap Flaneur 22
2 8-8 b T D Easterby D Allan 77 10/111.00
11 (4) 415 White, Purple hooped sleeves and cap Miss Smilla 46
2 8-8 K A Ryan Tony Culhane 77 25/126.00
12 (2) 233012 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Transfixed (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
2 8-7 P D Evans J F Egan 76 16/117.00
13 (11) 01 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Ransom Note 18
Distance Winner
2 8-6 B W Hills Michael Hills 75 11/26.50
Non runners
3 (1)34211Lucky Rave29-5D H BrownI J Brennan88
9 (13)4616Jutland28-8M JohnstonGreg Fairley77


MR GRINCH and Lucky Rave both come here in search of a hat-trick but it is the former that we narrowly side with in a cracking nursery. Michael Dods has some decent juveniles in the yard and Mr Grinch must rank highly. Wins at Carlisle and Newcastle have resulted in him being allotted a mark of 90, however the way that he has gone about his business so far suggest that he will battle hard to make it three on the bounce. Lucky Rave's wins have come in some modest all-weather races and a whopping 13lb rise in the weights for a comprehensive Wolverhampton win may mean that he struggles today. Desert Auction drops back in grade; he is 3lb higher than his Newbury win in August which gives him a chance. Farmer Giles has been frustrating to follow, so a better option may be Atacama Crossing who looked all at sea last time out on soft ground at Newmarket. Blinkers worked on Pleasant Day last time out at Lingfield but this looks tougher so he needs to improve to win this off 82. Brick Red is progressing well and this return to seven furlongs is in his favour, as it is for Flaneur, whilst Jutland and Ransom Note are also firmly in the mix off their current ratings. A smashing handicap, where we will tentatively plump for Mr Grinch.