They are likely to be stretched completely across the width of the track in this competitive sprint and LAYLA'S HERO can follow up her recent success at Ayr. It's been some time since Dandy Nicholls was mopping up the big race sprints at will, but his stable appear to have turned the corner over the last week, and he'll be hoping that the seven-year-old can defy his 6lb penalty. Clubland gets the chance to repeat last year's victory off an identical handicap mark whilst Monsieur Royale appears to need everything to drop right for him and with the handicapper taking no action for his second at Hamilton, he can stay on when the others have cried enough. A first time tonguestrap appeared to make the difference to Uprise at Yarmouth though a middle draw is never ideal at Doncaster. Prigsnov Dancer took a long time to get his act together on Turf and the locally trained nine-year-old shouldn't be far away from a decent draw.
Gabrial's Bounty (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 17l behind Repetition (10-0) at Chester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Close up, not clear run and switched right entering final 2f, quickened to lead approaching final furlong, pushed clear, eased towards finish, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Opt Out (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
It Must Be Faith 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 17l behind My Name Is Rio (9-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Point North (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Taurus Twins (9-2) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Two Pancakes 66-1 (9-8) Early speed, soon pushed along, lost place before halfway, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 11, 11l behind Secret Hint (9-0) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (4) gd.
Uprise 8-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear when shaken up and edged left briefly inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun beating Copper To Gold (7-9) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Clubland (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Dwelt, pushed along to chase leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 6l behind Bajan Bear (9-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ace Master 12-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Tasrih (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Avonmore Star 25-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 10th of 17, 4l behind See The Storm (8-10) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on, 6th of 16, 4l behind Avonmore Star (9-4) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Captain Kendall (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Towards rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Heartsong (8-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Shillito 8-1 (9-12) Prominent, led after 1f, driven over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Imperator Augustus (10-0) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Koala Bear 5-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Serenity Spa (9-12) at Leicester 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Niceonemyson 6-1 (9-6) Chased leader stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Avonmore Star (9-4) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Monsieur Royale 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold early, held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Dream Ally (9-9) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Abraham Monro 4-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 12, 8l behind Imperator Augustus (10-0) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
First Rebellion 40-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 12, 11l behind Perfect Muse (9-9) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Dr Victoria 100-1 (9-8) Always behind, 11th of 13, 20l behind Pageant Belle (8-9) at Doncaster 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf.