Doncaster

  • 17:20 Universal Recycling Apprentice Handicap 7f

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.45s
  • Off time: 17:20:51
17:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Serene Oasis (IRE) 9/2
2nd Dubious Escapade (IRE) 8/1
3rd Fortrose Academy (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (6) 677376 Dark blue, light blue seams and sleeves, dark blue cap Quick Bite (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
3 9-5 v H Palmer Noel Garbutt (3) 73 8/19.00
3 (10) 254475 Black, Yellow stripe, diabolo on sleeves Serene Oasis (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
3 9-3 v M R Channon Charles Bishop 71 9/25.50
4 (11) 622265 Royal Blue, Yellow braces, Black sleeves and cap Pashan Garh 18
3 9-2 Pat Eddery George Downing (3) 70 8/19.00
5 (3) 126455 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Purple sleeves and cap Dubious Escapade (IRE) 90
Distance Winner
3 8-13 Mrs A Duffield L Mcniff 67 8/19.00
6 (4) 00-8435 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Travis County (IRE) 16
3 8-12 B Ellison R P Walsh (5) 66 5/16.00
7 (7) 971215 White, Pink epaulets and armlets, striped cap Mount Mayday (IRE) 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 S C Williams Thomas Brown (3) 65 4/15.00
8 (5) 7-76002 White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Fortrose Academy (IRE) 15
3 8-10 A M Balding Daniel Muscutt (5) 64 13/27.50
10 (9) 3-07364 White, dark blue hollow box, hooped sleeves, striped cap Sir Windsorlot (IRE) 81
3 8-7 J J Quinn Kevin Stott (5) 58 14/115.00
11 (2) 296-348 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Bengaline 14
3 8-7 p S Dixon Jordan Uys (5) 57 25/126.00
12 (1) 225355 Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green and White striped cap Sabore 33
3 8-7 R A Fahey D H Bergin (3) 55 20/121.00
Non runners
1 (12)4179Golconde (IRE)39-7R M H CowellNon Runner75
9 (8)438024Dolly Diva38-7P T MidgleyG Whillans60

Verdict

Most of these are looking for a return to form but not so FORTROSE ACADEMY. The penny looked to have finally dropped with him when second on the Polytrack last time and he gets the tentative vote. Those with the past form to figure include Quick Bite, third at Newcastle in August, and Serene Oasis, who was below par on soft ground last time which doesn't bode well for her chances today. Pashan Garh would have leading claims if repeating July's second at Newmarket and Dubious Escapade would go close on her win at Beverley back in May.