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14:25 Doncaster

Ladbrokes Portland Heritage Handicap (Class 2)

  • 22 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 140y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places on the Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £75,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 6.72s
  • Off Time: 14:29:34
  • 22 Ran
1(4)
Silk - Dark blue, beige hoops and armlets

Markab

28 D
7/1
  • Form 22-6441
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 104

led far side group, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(13)
Silk - Orange, White diamonds on sleeves
33/1
  • Form 502810
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 103

tracked leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

3(21)
Silk - Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap
  • Form 220201
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 103

prominent stands side, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

4(18)
Silk - Light Green and Black (halved), Light Green sleeves, quartered cap

Intrepid Jack

25 b D
10/1
  • Form 204064
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 102

prominent stands side over 2f out, weakened final furlong

5(3)
Silk - Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap
  • Form 602020
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 102

tracked leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong

6(8)
Silk - Purple and Mauve (halved), Mauve sleeves, quartered cap

Judge 'n Jury

13 t C
20/1
  • Form 641302
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 101

prominent far side, pressing leaders 2f out, edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7(7)
Silk - Red and white check, striped sleeves
25/1
  • Form 771087
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 98

mid-division far side, headway under pressure over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong

8(19)
Silk - Emerald green, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, emerald green star
14/1
  • Form 6-68406
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 97

towards rear stands side, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish

9(22)
Silk - PINK, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, armlets and spots on cap
  • Form 222010
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 97

towards rear stands side, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to go 2nd close home

10(9)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves
8/1
  • Form 121811
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 96

outpaced far side, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, headway when not clear run inside final furlong, never able to challenge

11(1)
Silk - Light Blue, Red chevrons, armlets and cap

Ishetoo

6 p D
20/1
  • Form 035879
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leaders far side, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd in back group inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

12(20)
Silk - Black, pink sleeves, black stars, black and pink hooped cap
10/1
  • Form 030311
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 95

led stands side group, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

13(16)
Silk - Red, royal blue chevrons, red sleeves, red cap, royal blue star
  • Form 0-46511
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 95

switched to race stands side, held up, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead and overall leader well inside final furlong, ridden out

14(2)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 200656
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leaders far side, led and overall leader over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, not quicken

16(15)
Silk - Pink, Black spots, armlets and spots on cap

Fullandby (IRE)

14 b DCD
28/1
  • Form 027709
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 94

switched to race stands side, in rear, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer

17(14)
Silk - Maroon, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Maroon spots
25/1
  • Form 320300
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 94

always behind far side

18(6)
Silk - Yellow, large Emerald Green spots and star on cap

Pavershooz

54 D
7/1
  • Form 981121
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 94

with leader far side, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

19(23)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
  • Form 441230
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 92

prominent stands side, hanging left 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

20(12)
Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves
18/1
  • Form 0-65712
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 92

outpaced far side, effort over 1f out, no impression

22(24)
Silk - Yellow, Black stars, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star
  • Form 210090
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 89

pressed leader stand side, switched left over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

23(10)
Silk - Black, large Light Green spots, Light Green cap
22/1
  • Form 990077
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 88

outpaced far side, always behind

24(17)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap
50/1
  • Form 750000
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 88

mid-division stands side, good headway down centre over 1f out, not quicken towards finish

21(11)
NR
  • Form 60-0520
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 92

Nonrunner

15(5)
NR
  • Form 030501
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 95

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This is a typically competitive looking renewal of the Portland in which several of the 24 runners have claims including the top weight Markab, recent York winner Barney McGrew and the hat-trick seeking pair of Johannes and Jaconet but they may all be a shade high in the weights to win here and preference is for INTREPID JACK. Hughie Morrison's seven-year-old has slipped to a decent mark now having been running creditably in listed and group races over the last year. The son of Compton Place has held his own back in handicaps in his last two starts and, with this extended five furlongs looking an ideal trip for him, Intrepid Jack looks worth chancing. Judge 'n Jury ran well when chasing home Reverence in a Group 3 race at the Curragh last time and will not be inconvenienced by the faster ground today so he has to be considered, while Pavershooz has won three of his last four starts but a 6lb rise for his latest success makes this a tougher assignment for him. Buachaill Dona looks the pick of the three runners in the race trained by David Nicholls ahead of Striking Spirit and Northern Dare and he has claims given the handler's record with his sprint handicappers. Recent Haydock winner Cheveton would probably prefer a softer surface, while Irish challenger Santo Padre has yet to prove that he handles ground this fast but his pedigree suggest that it should not be a problem. There are several others with claims but it is Intrepid Jack that takes the eye and he gets the vote.

Formwatch

Markab 7-2fav (9-3) In touch stands side, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, led post, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug beating Tamagin (9-10) by nk, 17 ran.

Group Therapy 9-1 (9-0) Went left start, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 19l behind Exceptional Art (8-12) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.

Barney McGrew (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in touch, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at York 5f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug beating Hamish Mcgonagall (9-4) by nk, 17 ran.

Intrepid Jack 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, 4th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Barney McGrew (9-5) at York 5f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.

Buachaill Dona (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, weakened just after halfway, 15th of 17, 10l behind Barney McGrew (9-5) at York 5f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.

Judge 'n Jury 8-1 (9-3) Led and disputed, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Reverence (9-3) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 hvy in Aug.

Striking Spirit 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stands side, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, 7th of 17, 4l behind Markab (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.

Oldjoesaid 17-2 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Blue Jack (9-6) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.

Everymanforhimself (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 17, 7l behind Markab (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.

Johannes (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader stand side, led and overall leader 1f out, ran on, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug beating Red Cape (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.

Ishetoo 18-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 9th of 17, 9l behind Able Master (9-5) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.

Jaconet (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Broke smartly, made all, clear over 1f out, comfortably, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Street Power (9-2) by 5l, 12 ran.

Santo Padre (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 5th 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead last strides, won at Down Royal 5f hcp 60-95 in Aug beating Sioduil (9-3) by shd, 11 ran.

Captain Dunne (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Cheveton (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.

Fullandby (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, never dangerous, 9th of 15, 6l behind Exceptional Art (8-12) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.

River Falcon 16-1 (9-0) Behind, never nearer, 11th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Barney McGrew (9-5) at York 5f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.

Pavershooz 13-2 (8-9) Raced far side, prominent, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Ayr 5f hcap (2) gd in Jul beating Just For Mary (8-0) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.

Northern Dare (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, 13th of 16, 9l behind Cheveton (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.

Tony The Tap 9-1 (9-3) In rear, switched left and headway approaching final furlong, ridden, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Blue Jack (9-6) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.

Peak District (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Bumped start, prominent, weakened well over 1f out, 14th of 15, 18l behind Exceptional Art (8-12) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.

Orpsie Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-divisioon, ridden halfway, headway when not much room and switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4l behind Blue Jack (9-6) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.

Green Manalishi 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders over 3f, 10th of 17, 4l behind Barney McGrew (9-5) at York 5f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Aug.

Sea of Leaves (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 17, 13l behind Able Master (9-5) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.

Cheveton 16-1 (8-9) In touch, driven and headway over 1f out, hard ridden to lead well inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Arganil (9-4) by nk, 16 ran.