Doncaster

  • 15:15 Sky Bet Chase 3m

  • Winner £42,712 2nd £16,028 3rd £8,025 4th £3,998
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 23.50s
  • Off time: 15:17:38
15:15 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Rainbow Hunter 25/1
2nd Baile Anrai (IRE) 25/1
3rd Unioniste (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 114-318 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Unioniste (FR) 28
Distance Winner
6 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 153 11/43.75
2 355U-40 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
12 11-9 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 150 25/126.00
3 5F51P-5 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Auroras Encore (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
12 11-5 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 146 50/151.00
4 52F-153 Black, Black and Pink check cap Gullinbursti (IRE) 38
Beaten Favourite
8 11-3 t1 Miss E C Lavelle N D Fehily 144 11/26.50
5 P2-4411 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Kruzhlinin (GER) 48
Distance Winner
7 11-3 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 144 14/115.00
6 5145/4-4 Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
10 11-2 P R Webber D F O'Regan 143 9/110.00
7 1-01631 Light blue, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow diamond Mart Lane (IRE) 27
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-1 b Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 142 16/117.00
8 352-515 Dark blue and maroon stripes, pink sleeves and cap Niceonefrankie 57
Beaten Favourite
8 10-13 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 140 14/115.00
9 F1-2301 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Night In Milan (IRE) 42
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 b K G Reveley J Reveley 138 12/113.00
10 P4UP-26 EMERALD GREEN, RED hoop, halved sleeves, RED cap The Rainbow Hunter 63
Distance Winner
10 10-9 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 136 25/126.00
11 166-4F2 Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap The Druids Nephew (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
7 10-8 p Andrew Turnell James Banks (5) 135 13/27.50
12 6-1133F MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap According To Trev (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
8 10-6 vt N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 133 20/121.00
13 0F-8465 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Solix (FR) 35
8 10-4 v1 Ian Williams W T Kennedy 131 33/134.00
14 03-8403 Light blue, dark blue stripe, dark blue and light blue striped sleeves, light blue cap, dark blue star Native Gallery (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 10-4 t1 B De Haan L P Aspell 131 9/110.00
15 48-3341 Pink and orange stripes, light green cap Baile Anrai (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
10 10-0 b D Skelton Harry Skelton 127 25/126.00

Verdict

Gullinbursti has always been held in high regard by Emma Lavelle but he hasn't quite fulfilled his potential so far over fences, winning just once in six starts. He has his fair share of weight here, as does the hat-trick-seeking Kruzhlinin who has done most of his winning north of the border. Unioniste is undoubtedly the class act but favourites have a poor record in this and he appeared to have a hard race in the Lexus at Leopardstown over Christmas. Grand National hero Auroras Encore is being targeted at Aintree again but Time For Rupert could be nicely treated on past form and it would be no surprise to see novice According To Trev in the firing-line if his jumping holds up. NIGHT IN MILAN beat subsequent winners Mart Lane and Baile Anrai here six weeks ago and, though the front-runner will be there to be shot at in the closing stages, Keith Reveley's charge will gallop all the way to the line and can repel all-comers.