Doncaster

  • 15:25 Clugston Construction Novice Stakes6f 2y

  • Winner £3,817 2nd £1,136 3rd £568 4th £284
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.49s
  • Off time: 15:27:47
15:25 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zip Along (IRE) 7/2
2nd Akbar Shah (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (1) 5 Dark blue, light blue stripe and armlets Oneovdem 33
4 9-8 Tim Pinfield Theodore Ladd (7) 1001
2 (3) 082 Black, Yellow cap Akbar Shah (IRE) 31
3 9-2 Ed Walker L P Keniry 75 1001
3 (6) 2 Light blue, black seams, white sleeves and cap Agadeer 9
3 8-11 M Johnston S De Sousa 1001
4 (7) 36 Yellow, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars and cap Poppy Love 17
3 8-11 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 1001
5 (5) 0 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Strawberry Lace 83
3 8-11 D Menuisier Connor Beasley 1001
7 (4) 25- Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Zip Along (IRE) 296
3 8-11 R A Fahey P Mathers 1001
Non runners
6 (2)4-9Tropical Waters (IRE)38-11R M H CowellFran Berry

Verdict

AKBAR SHAH (NAP) has not been anywhere near the front of the market on any start but is delivering steady improvement on a race-by-race basis and the son of Oasis Dream can continue that progression and get off the mark. He gets the trip well and may be ridden more prominently now, having gained greater experience. Agadeer is the obvious danger on the back of a pleasing Hamilton debut when a strong second to Brexit Time. The champion jockey is booked and he'll go well. Poppy Love has shown enough on the all-weather to suggest she has ability, whilst Zip Along shaped nicely as a juvenile and returns to action after a near 300-day absence.