• 15:25 Betdaq 25 No Lose Mobile Bet Doncaster Veterans' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £12,021 2nd £3,530 3rd £1,765 4th £882
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 11.10s
  • Off time: 15:26:03
15:25 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tranquil Sea (IRE) 12/1
2nd Time For Rupert (IRE) 11/4
3rd McMurrough (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3531P1/ Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Massini's Maguire (IRE) 732
Distance Winner
13 11-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 146 10/111.00
2 42/509P EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Burton Port (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
10 11-11 Jonjo O'Neill D N Russell 145 8/19.00
3 2U5-076 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Big Fella Thanks 32
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-10 pt T R George P J Brennan 144 10/111.00
4 114-53U RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 18
10 11-5 b J M Jefferson B Hughes 139 12/113.00
5 145/4-48 Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
10 11-4 p1 P R Webber D F O'Regan 138 11/43.75
6 62-5023 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Yellow cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
12 11-1 W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 135 12/113.00
7 521-655 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 18
Distance Winner
11 11-1 p G L Moore J E Moore 135 7/18.00
8 5P7/1-41 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Aachen 18
10 10-6 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 126 4/15.00
9 000-P42 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Son Of Flicka 49
10 10-4 T Coyle D C Costello 124 10/111.00
11 6-53325 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Categorical 42
Distance Winner
11 10-0 K G Reveley Harry Challoner (5) 113 25/126.00
Non runners
10325-753Mr Syntax (IRE)1010-0T J FitzGeraldB Harding119


A number of these veterans were smart performers in their day. Burton Port was second in a Grade 1 at Aintree in 2012 while Tranquil Sea also won at the highest level in 2010, though has never scored outside his native Ireland. Big Fella Thanks has finished fourth in a Grand National and Time For Rupert was being touted as a Gold Cup prospect a couple of years ago while Fruity O'Rooney was just beaten in a Grade 3 at the Cheltenham Festival in the recent past and won off a higher mark at Fontwell last season. But McMurrough may be a few pounds too high at present and Aachen was raised 3lb after winning narrowly over 2m5f at Sandown and doubts remain about his stamina over this longer trip. SON OF FLICKA gets a tentative vote off what could prove a very lenient mark. He's not managed a win in seven starts over fences and his jumping can be a bit erratic at times but he won over hurdles at The Festival in 2012 and is 11lb lower now.