Doncaster

  • 14:55 crownhotel-bawtry.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.00s
  • Off time: 14:56:59
14:55 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nesterenko (GER) 15/2
2nd Figaro 4/1
3rd Dewala 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 374 Black, Lilac star, quartered cap Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 57
6 11-12 Miss S E Hall A Thornton 115 9/110.00
2 159-210 Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star Little Pop 44
Distance Winner
5 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 115 5/16.00
3 2234 Black, red disc, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Nesterenko (GER) 27
4 11-11 h N J Henderson A Tinkler 114 15/28.50
4 91-584 Yellow, Maroon triple diamond Ballyhooley Boy (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
6 11-11 R Dickin C Poste 114 14/115.00
5 0045 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Join The Clan (IRE) 27
4 11-10 p Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 113 11/112.00
6 P-52 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Figaro 24
5 11-9 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 112 4/15.00
7 6-49437 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Even If 15
Distance Winner
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 108 14/115.00
8 4FP-F75 Yellow, purple chevron, diabolo on sleeves Sleeping City (FR) 24
6 11-4 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 107 11/112.00
9 40-9876 Black, brown stars, black sleeves and cap Ghost Of A Smile (IRE) 16
5 11-4 Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 107 12/113.00
10 33 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green cap Dewala 31
4 11-2 M Appleby R Mahon 105 11/26.50
11 358-6 Orange, White sash, Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Orange cap, White diamond Pinotage 24
5 10-13 P D Niven D F O'Regan 102 28/129.00
12 334 Purple, grey hoops, purple sleeves and cap Seaside Rock (IRE) 13
3 10-0 K Dalgleish R McGrath 102 28/129.00

Verdict

Even If has proved largely disappointing and it would be no surprise if Join The Clan proved the pick of Jonjo O'Neill's pair under 5lb claimer Maurice Linehan. Little Pop won at Uttoxeter before being outclassed at Cheltenham but Nesterenko looks one of his yard's lesser lights and Rock A Doodle Doo has been done no favours by the handicapper. FIGARO was probably flattered by his run behind Captain Cutter at Market Rasen but had shown promise at Musselburgh earlier and can get off the mark in this as Dewala looks as though she'd benefit from a more searching test of stamina.