Doncaster

  • 20:25 Napoleons Casinos Sheffield Handicap1m 2f 60y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.52s
  • Off time: 20:26:34
20:25 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Keepax 9/1
2nd Instrumentalist (IRE) 40/1
3rd Watheeq (USA) 9/2
4th Romantic (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 91-037 White, Red Cross Belts, Royal Blue and White Diabolo on sleeves, red Cap Keepax 24
3 9-7 C F Wall G Baker 75 9/110.00
2 (9) 26-7434 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Scrupul (IRE) 19
3 9-7 L M Cumani K Fallon 75 7/24.50
3 (14) 311-578 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Finbar 50
3 9-6 J G Given G Lee 74 20/121.00
4 (12) 94-2567 Yellow, Light Blue chevron, striped sleeves and cap Sardanapalus 13
3 9-5 K A Ryan P Makin 73 25/126.00
5 (15) 874-12 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Watheeq (USA) 27
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-5 R Varian T P O'Shea 73 9/25.50
6 (13) 41-4884 Black, maroon seams, black sleeves and cap Instrumentalist (IRE) 7
3 9-4 J R Best F Tylicki 72 40/141.00
7 (11) 84-390 Purple, emerald green epaulets and armlets Virginia Gallica (IRE) 40
3 9-4 C Hills Michael Hills 72 50/151.00
8 (6) 24186-5 Red, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red diamonds Holy Roman Warrior (IRE) 99
3 9-4 R A Fahey T Hamilton 72 40/141.00
9 (10) 1885 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Good of Luck 37
Distance Winner
3 9-4 M R Channon S Hitchcott 72 22/123.00
10 (3) 376166 Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Pink cap Falcon's Reign (FR) 12
3 9-3 M Appleby T Eaves 71 33/134.00
11 (7) 4542 Black, orange stripe, orange cap Sarmatian Knight (IRE) 21
3 9-2 Ian Williams N Callan 70 8/19.00
12 (16) 056 Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sky Khan 58
3 9-0 E A L Dunlop P Mulrennan 68 11/26.50
13 (5) 6-39355 Light green, dark green chevron Chelsea Mick 27
3 9-0 J Mackie Josh Baudains (7) 68 16/117.00
14 (4) 950-06 Light Blue, Light Blue and Pink Diabolo on Sleeves Romantic (IRE) 62
3 8-13 b Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 67 20/121.00
15 (2) 65-594U Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots No Dominion (IRE) 26
3 8-8 J G Given J P Sullivan 62 28/129.00
16 (1) 7007-1 Maroon, white seams, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon star Up Ten Down Two (IRE) 10 (ex6)
3 8-2 t M W Easterby Andrea Atzeni 50 7/18.00

Verdict

SCRUPUL was asked to go and win his race a fair distance out at Sandown last time and floundered in the final furlong. Kieren Fallon takes over the reins and is likely to delay his challenge this time in which case Luca Cumani's colt may well come out best. Haydock winner Watheeq continues to improve and also has strong claims as he's already beaten Romantic by five lengths though this is much tougher than the Wolverhampton race Up Ten Down Two won last time. Lightly-raced trio Good Of Luck, Sky Khan and Sarmatian Knight are all open to further progress and not easily dismissed.