• 17:10 Handicap1m 6f 132y

  • Winner £5,181 2nd £1,542 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 6.07s
  • Off time: 17:10:42
17:10 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Crocus Rose 8/1
2nd Akbabend 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 3-44923 Royal Blue, White spots, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and spots on White cap Akbabend 11
4 10-0 b1 M Johnston R Ffrench 82 7/24.50
2 (7) 505123 Red, purple armlets Kames Park (IRE) 22
8 9-7 R C Guest M Coumbe (5) 75 11/112.00
3 (3) 31-5268 Purple and Yellow (halved), Purple sleeves, Yellow cap Crocus Rose 28
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-7 H J L Dunlop J Quinn 75 8/19.00
4 (6) 28839-8 Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Motafarred (IRE) 10
8 9-4 Miss T Jackson P Mathers 72 33/134.00
5 (4) 99-2132 Dark Blue, Orange triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Forrest Flyer (IRE) 26
6 9-4 J S Goldie Lee Newman 72 5/16.00
6 (5) 741403 Black, red star, black and white halved sleeves, red cap Hallstatt (IRE) 50
4 9-1 J Mackie Declan Cannon (5) 69 8/19.00
7 (1) 4-13131 Yellow, Orange star Simple Jim (FR) 14
6 8-11 D O'Meara S De Sousa 65 11/82.38


Simple Jim is of clear interest off a lovely racing weight but AKBABEND looked a shade unfortunate at Catterick and can gain compensation for connections. Mark Johnston's charge suffered a trouble passage despite only facing three rivals, with Joe Fanning having to ease his mount close home, and off the same mark he can boss these if taking to blinkers at the first time of asking. Simple Jim does look the one for the forecast with just 3lb extra to carry although this does represent a step up in grade and he'll need a strong pace to chase. For those seeking a bigger priced alternative, Kames Park has a decent turn of foot for the grade and Forrest Flyer is a versatile horse who just looks a shade high in the weights. Motafarred won over 1m4f as a three-year-old and could improve for stepping beyond that distance and is another who can run well.