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15:30 Doncaster

bet365 Handicap (Class 2)

  • 20 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
  • Winner: £31,505
  • 2nd: £9,430
  • 3rd: £4,715
  • 4th: £2,360
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.72s
  • Off Time: 15:31:01
  • 20 Ran
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2nd
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3rd
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4th
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1(9)
Silk - Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars

Jack Dexter

14 CDCD
9/2
  • Form 41110-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 109

mid-division, pushed along halfway, never a factor

2(8)
Silk - White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap
14/1
  • Form 9-88464
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 106

held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders

3(12)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
12/1
  • Form 26300-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 105

towards rear, never on terms

4(13)
Silk - Orange, Dark Green disc
11/1
  • Form 22610-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 102

mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

5(11)
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves

Hamza (IRE)

203 b D
25/1
  • Form 199126-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 101

prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace

6(17)
Silk - Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap
12/1
  • Form 18906-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 96

in rear, good headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden to challenge winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish

7(20)
Silk - ORANGE, BROWN armlets

Thunderball

14 p DCD
20/1
  • Form 69-2881
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 96

in touch, weakened over 2f out

8(6)
Silk - Light blue, red epaulets, halved sleeves, light blue and red striped cap
16/1
  • Form 011-245
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 95

in touch, headway halfway, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f

9(18)
Silk - Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap
7/1
  • Form 00890-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 95

in touch, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, soon led, ridden and ran on

10(5)
Silk - Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves

Colonel Mak

14 DCD
25/1
  • Form 05070-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 94

prominent, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out

11(7)
Silk - Mauve, Yellow epaulets, Yellow cap

Spinatrix

14 p D
16/1
  • Form 12342-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 94

led until over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out

12(4)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves

Johannes (IRE)

154 DCD
33/1
  • Form 615880-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 93

always in rear

13(15)
Silk - Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap
13/2
  • Form 1/01265-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 92

towards rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong

14(19)
Silk - Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap
40/1
  • Form 217020-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 92

keen always in rear, weakened 2f out, eased and virtually pulled up inside final furlong

15(2)
Silk - Black, white star, white sleeves, black armlets, red cap, white star
14/1
  • Form 6/122-12
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 90

close up, effort over 1f out, kept on towards finish

16(3)
Silk - Dark blue and red (quartered), white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap

Farlow (IRE)

14 DCD
33/1
  • Form 25005-9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 89

towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer

17(1)
Silk - White, mauve epaulets, white sleeves, mauve stars, white cap, mauve star
40/1
  • Form 009338-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 89

tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened approaching final furlong

18(14)
Silk - Red, royal blue star, armlets and stars on cap
11/1
  • Form 80098-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 87

towards rear, not clear run from over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish

19(16)
Silk - Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap
33/1
  • Form 403350-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, weakened final furlong

20(10)
Silk - White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Form 0026-53
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace

In depth

Verdict

Both Thunderball and Jack Dexter scored over track and trip at the rescheduled Lincoln meeting a fortnight ago where they accounted for most of today's opposition between them. The former beat Spinatrix and King Of Jazz but would prefer softer ground and recent Warwick winner Prodigality may reverse earlier running with Scott Dixon's charge on this faster surface. Jack Dexter beat Our Jonathan and Hitchens in a Listed event but is also at his best with plenty of cut. Move In Time bounced back to form at Musselburgh on his first start for a new yard and remains on a winning mark despite a 10lb hike, while the veteran Tax Free and Newmarket winner Hamza will appreciate the forecast ground. So will DUKE OF FIRENZE, who showed progressive form in sprints last year with a nose defeat at Newmarket his best effort - Sir Michael Stoute's charge gets the nod on his return.

Formwatch

Jack Dexter 15-8fav (9-5) Raced centre held up, good headway over 1f out, soon led, edged left, ridden and ran on, won at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Mar beating Captain Ramius (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Hitchens (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Raced centre, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Jack Dexter (9-5) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Mar.

Our Jonathan 4-1 (9-5) Raced centre, tracked leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon every chance, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Jack Dexter (9-5) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Mar.

Prodigality 6-4fav (8-8) In touch, led over 1f out, driven out final furlong, won at Warwick 6f stks (3) gs beating Justineo (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.

Hamza (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Led and overall leader far side, headed by far side group inside final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 23, 4l behind Mass Rally (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp (3) hvy in Sep.

Shropshire (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 18, 2l behind Thunderball (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar.

Thunderball 14-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar beating Spinatrix (8-6) by 1l, 18 ran.

York Glory (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ladies Are Forever (8-12) at Lingfield 5f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.

Move In Time 9-4fav (9-7) Chased leader, led over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Mar beating Come On Dave (9-0) by 5l, 9 ran.

Colonel Mak 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 13th of 18, 9l behind Thunderball (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar.

Spinatrix 12-1 (8-6) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 18, 1l behind Thunderball (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar.

Johannes (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, never dangerous, 16th of 19, 14l behind Eton Rifles (9-3) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Nov.

Duke Of Firenze 11-2 (8-13) In touch far side, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Gabriel's Lad (8-10) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Oct.

Tax Free (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders far side, well beaten over 1f out, last of 21, 25l behind Jack Dexter (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.

Yeeoow (IRE) 9-4 (9-6) Raced freely, tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed well inside final final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.

Farlow (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 1f out, never nearer, 9th of 18, 6l behind Thunderball (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar.

Xilerator (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Prominent, effort over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, eased, 8th of 12, 12l behind Kingscroft (8-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.

King Of Jazz (IRE) 7-1fav (8-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Thunderball (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar.

Fitz Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 19, 15l behind Thunderball (8-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.

Harrison George (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.