Doncaster

  • 14:40 Ladbrokes Portland Handicap5f 140y

  • Winner £37,350 2nd £11,184 3rd £5,592 4th £2,796
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 8.14s
  • Off time: 14:42:11
14:40 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Angels Will Fall (IRE) 16/1
2nd Steps (IRE) 11/2
3rd Secret Witness 25/1
4th Racy 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (15) 31730-8 Emerald Green and Canary (quartered) Definightly 148
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-10 b R Charlton James Doyle 104 20/121.00
2 (7) 3080U1 Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Bogart 24
Distance Winner
4 9-8 K A Ryan N Callan 102 11/112.00
3 (18) 50-5018 Red and Purple (quartered), Red sleeves, Purple cap Magical Macey (USA) 3
Course Winner
6 9-8 b T D Barron Graham Gibbons 102 16/117.00
4 (11) 143822 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Steps (IRE) 35
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-7 b R Varian W Buick 101 11/26.50
5 (3) 699001 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 7
Distance Winner
6 9-6 e T D Easterby D Allan 100 16/117.00
7 (20) 644706 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Elusivity (IRE) 32
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-6 D O'Meara K Fallon 100 12/113.00
8 (16) 408807 Beige, dark green cross belts, quartered cap Doc Hay (USA) 14
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-6 D O'Meara D Tudhope 100 8/19.00
9 (1) 037401 Olive green, white hooped sleeves, quartered cap Zero Money (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
7 9-5 b H Palmer M Dwyer 99 33/134.00
10 (13) 53-1002 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Ajjaadd (USA) 42
7 9-4 T E Powell Kevin Stott (7) 98 10/111.00
11 (5) 282701 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves El Viento (FR) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-4 v R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 98 20/121.00
12 (14) 709209 Orange, Dark Green disc Secret Witness 1
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-4 b R Harris S W Kelly 98 25/126.00
13 (4) 200400 Orange, dark green disc, dark green cap Prodigality 28
Distance Winner
5 9-4 R Harris Jim Crowley 98 14/115.00
14 (10) 100200 Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 24
9 9-3 t M W Easterby G Lee 97 25/126.00
15 (17) 202455 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Racy 7
Distance Winner
6 9-3 B Ellison R L Moore 97 12/113.00
16 (9) 006445 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Addictive Dream (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-3 D Nicholls Jordan Nason (7) 97 33/134.00
17 (22) 127177 Orange, mauve stars, orange sleeves, orange cap, mauve star Doctor Parkes 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-3 S C Williams J-P Guillambert 97 33/134.00
18 (8) 0-30406 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Our Jonathan 22
Distance Winner
6 9-3 D M Simcock S De Sousa 97 9/110.00
19 (6) 605500 White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
6 9-2 v1 P J O'gorman Natasha Eaton (5) 96 25/126.00
20 (21) 308105 Yellow, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple and yellow hooped cap Barnet Fair 24
Distance Winner
5 9-2 R C Guest Connor Beasley (5) 96 11/112.00
21 (2) 360730 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Burwaaz 34
4 9-2 b E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 96 14/115.00
22 (12) 700400 White, maroon star, armlets and star on cap Angels Will Fall (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
4 9-2 C Hills R Winston 96 16/117.00
Non runners
6 (19)468720Inxile (IRE)89-6D NichollsS Hitchcott100

Verdict

Only one winner of this in the last 10 years has started at less than 11/1 which just about sums up the problems punters face. A few of these contested last year's race with Doc Hay coming out on top but third SECRET WITNESS, who was only beaten a length and half, is 10lb better off and makes plenty of appeal at his likely starting price. Barnet Fair, Ancient Cross, Prodigality and Steps weren't far behind but all are worse off at the weights and Ron Harris' seven-year-old can be forgiven his run in the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon last time when he was drawn on the unfavoured stands' side. Ajjaadd was runner-up in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood last month, just ahead of Burwaaz and the luckless Racy, and has decent claims again while Chester scorer El Viento makes more appeal than fellow recent winners Bogart, Confessional and Zero Money at the weights with George Chaloner taking off 5lb. Definightly and Magical Macey look to have too much weight but Elusivity has each-way possibilities if you ignore an unexplained poor effort in a Nottingham conditions race last time.