• 12:40 Help For Heroes Christmas Single Fillies' Juvenile Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.40s
  • Off time: 12:40:38
12:40 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cockney Sparrow 1/3
2nd Madeira Girl (IRE) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 2 Purple and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap Cockney Sparrow 21
3 10-12 J J Quinn D C Costello 1/31.33
2 Red, Chocolate cross belts, White sleeves Emley Moor 45
3 10-12 C W Fairhurst B Harding 100/1101.00
3 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Glaisdale 72
Distance Winner
3 10-12 C Grant D F O'Regan 20/121.00
4 63 Violet, mauve cap Madeira Girl (IRE) 40
3 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 9/110.00
5 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Our Phylli Vera (IRE) 91
3 10-12 A King R Thornton 7/24.50
Non runners
6Scarlett Fever310-12Noel QuinlanJack Quinlan


A winner over 1m4f on soft ground on the Flat, COCKNEY SPARROW made a very promising start to her hurdles career when second to favourite L'Unique in a Listed contest at Aintree. The front two were a long way clear of the others and John Quinn's filly should go one better here though L'Unique's trainer, Alan King, saddles Our Phylli Vera and she's another proven on the going and likely to be winning soon. Madeira Girl, another useful sort on the level, was third on her hurdling debut for Jonjo O'Neill at Leicester and will have learned plenty from the experience. She should be the pick of the remainder as Scarlett Fever may find the ground too testing.