Doncaster

  • 15:50 Racing Post Trophy 1m

  • Winner £149,714 2nd £56,760 3rd £28,406 4th £14,150
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.83s
  • Off time: 15:52:41
15:50 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kingston Hill 7/2
2nd Johann Strauss 9/1
3rd Altruistic (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 13 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Altruistic (IRE) 27
2 9-0 J P Murtagh Johnny Murtagh 14/115.00
2 (11) 41 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Buonarroti (IRE) 20
2 9-0 A P O'Brien P Hanagan 105 14/115.00
3 (1) 1 Dark Blue Century (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
2 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 6/17.00
4 (2) 111 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Chief Barker (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
2 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 103 8/19.00
5 (10) 4 Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Dolce N Karama (IRE) 29
2 9-0 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 200/1201.00
6 (6) 42 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Johann Strauss 6
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 9/110.00
7 (8) 11 Light blue, dark blue hoop, sleeves and cap Kingston Hill 14
Distance Winner
2 9-0 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 7/24.50
8 (5) 11 Royal blue Pinzolo 36
Distance Winner
2 9-0 C Appleby M Barzalona 4/15.00
9 (3) 341 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Snow Sky 24
Distance Winner
2 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 89 15/28.50
10 (4) 14212 Maroon, Black epaulets Somewhat (USA) 28
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 112 9/110.00
11 (7) 122 Light Green and Dark Green diamonds The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 K A Ryan G Lee 108 16/117.00

Verdict

This looks well up to standard. Johnny Murtagh has had a wonderful season and Altruistic deserves his place in the line-up after a good run behind Geoffrey Chaucer at the Curragh where the ground may have been too quick. The winner is trained by Aidan O'Brien, who has three entries here. CENTURY was very impressive on his debut at the Curragh and, as he's the pick of Joseph O'Brien over Johann Strauss and Buonarroti who are both capable of improving on what we've seen so far, he gets the vote. Somewhat and The Grey Gatsby have the form for this if the going turns heavy while the unbeaten Chief Barker has done everything asked of him including on soft ground at Haydock last time. Pinzolo will need to improve from his two victories but there's every chance he'll do so and Godolphin are finishing the season with a flourish, while Kingston Hill has looked very impressive in his two starts and will take all the beating with further progress guaranteed.