• 18:40 Frenchgate Shopping Centre Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner £2,914 2nd £867 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places on the Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.99s
  • Off time: 18:41:14
18:40 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 7/2
2nd Bannock (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) 9 White, Black braces, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Black diamond Adranian (IRE) 28
2 9-3 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 8/19.00
2 (3) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bannock (IRE)
2 9-3 M Johnston S De Sousa 7/18.00
3 (1) 3 Dark Blue, Light Blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue diamond Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 22
2 9-3 Mrs L Stubbs T Eaves 7/24.50
4 (4) 9 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap J J Leary (IRE) 14
2 9-3 D Nicholls A Mullen 7/24.50
5 (2) 5 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Misty Conquest (IRE) 12
2 8-12 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 7/24.50
6 (5) 4 Red, Red cap, White spots Springleaf (IRE) 11
2 8-12 R A Fahey T Hamilton 7/24.50


Bannock makes his racecourse debut and, if strongly supported in the betting, could prove the biggest threat to FOREVERTHEOPTIMIST. The latter was headed close home over the minimum trip at Newcastle when third on his first start and that form looks rock-solid with the fourth-placed Ortea having won since. The remainder all have a bit to find with selection on the evidence of modest debuts, but no doubt there's more to come from J J Leary who made his debut in better company at this track a fortnight ago.