Doncaster

  • 15:40 Skybet.com Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.97s
  • Off time: 15:40:26
15:40 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bleak House (IRE) 7/1
2nd Russian Flag (FR) 4/1
3rd De Boitron (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 237-212 White, Dark Blue stars and sleeves, Red cap Russian Flag (FR) 43
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 N B King Alex Merriam (5) 125 4/15.00
2 16-U527 Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap Camden George (IRE) 55
Distance Winner
9 11-12 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 125 12/113.00
3 P51-721 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Pickamus (FR) 34
Distance Winner
7 11-10 H D Daly A Tinkler 123 5/23.50
4 1105/23 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Kanad 60
Distance Winner
8 11-10 pt C J Mann N D Fehily 123 15/28.50
5 4022-27 Light Blue, Dark Blue braces, White sleeves Ormello (FR) 174
Distance Winner
8 11-9 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 122 16/117.00
6 3345/2F- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Bleak House (IRE) 316
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-7 J Howard Johnson P Carberry 120 7/18.00
7 5121-33 RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves De Boitron (FR) 75
Distance Winner
6 11-6 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 119 4/15.00
8 9-15563 Light Blue, Yellow hollow box Calculaite 63
Distance Winner
9 10-13 M Todhunter J Reveley 112 20/121.00

Verdict

PICKAMUS gets the vote here over Russian Flag and Bleak House. The selection looks to have everything in his favour as he seemed to win with plenty in hand when he got the better of Approved Force at Huntingdon on Boxing Day and with the ground also to his liking he looks a sound bet to follow that up. Russian Flag is a model of consistency and he has to enter calculations. He chased home Noble Crusader at Ludlow last time out when he idled a little in front, and if he can be produced at the right time here he could run a big race. Bleak House ran well on his chase debut but he subsequently fell at Ayr and he does have a long absence to overcome today. Kanad has a decent strike-rate over hurdles and he has made a bright start to his chasing career, finishing in the money twice. It would not be a surprise to see him again claiming some prize money, but a safer bet looks to be Pickamus who can make it back-to-back successes.