Doncaster

  • 17:35 crownhotel-bawtry.co.uk Apprentice Handicap1m 2f 60y

  • Winner £3,886 2nd £1,156 3rd £578 4th £289
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places on the Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.65s
  • Off time: 17:35:44
17:35 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frontline Phantom (IRE) 7/4
2nd Sharakti (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 392172 Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Kidlat 24
Distance Winner
6 9-7 A Bailey Alex Owen (7) 84 8/19.00
2 (3) 23129-3 Royal Blue, Pink chevron, armlets and star on cap Veiled Applause 28
Distance Winner
8 9-6 J J Quinn S B Kelly 83 9/25.50
3 (2) 01-5710 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap El Dececy (USA) 27
Distance Winner
7 8-12 p J Balding Matthew Cosham 75 22/123.00
4 (1) 67532-5 Grey, Orange cross belts and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Desert Vision 10
7 8-12 bt M W Easterby D M Simmonson (5) 75 20/121.00
5 (4) 47325-8 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Elmfield Giant (USA) 21
4 8-11 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 74 13/27.50
6 (7) 349-661 Purple, Pink hoop Sharakti (IRE) 5 (ex6)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 A J McCabe G Whillans 67 4/15.00
7 (6) 13467-1 Grey, Dark Blue stripe, sleeves and cap Frontline Phantom (IRE) 28
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-7 Mrs K Burke Matthew Lawson 66 7/42.75

Verdict

FRONTLINE PHANTOM was gelded over the winter which probably contributed to him posting an improved effort on his reappearance over C&D. He ran out a cosy winner on that occasion and there looks more to come from Elaine Burke's charge. Sixth-placed Sharakti has since boosted the form with a victory and should go well again here, while last September's York winner Veiled Applause is another with claims. Kidlat is best on the all-weather however, and El Dececy has yet to prove he stays the trip.