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15:20 Doncaster

bet365 Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 214y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £15,640
  • 2nd: £4,620
  • 3rd: £2,310
  • 4th: £1,155
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 35.65s
  • Off Time: 15:20:23
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - Royal blue, yellow epaulets, yellow and royal blue hooped sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 51221-4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 141

tracked leader until jumped slowly 4th, chased leading pair, 2nd again 5 out, challenged and hit 2 out, rallied gamely under pressure run-in, led towards finish

2
Silk - Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 5102-15
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 140

led until 7th, chased leader pushed along until 5 out, no extra in 3rd and weakened 3 out

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
  • Form 3113-43
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 136

bit keen, tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4th led 7th, not fluent 8th, mistake 4 out, joined 2 out, 2 lengths ahead last, headed and no extra towards finish

4
Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe

Forth Bridge

37 pt
13/2
  • Form 2214-59
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 133

held up last, hit 3rd, blundered and weakened 4 out, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Just the four runner at the end of a card which has offered more quality than quantity. Two of them are trained by Charlie Longsdon with course and distance winner Treackle Tart preferred to The Queen’s Forth Bridge, who has yet to strike form this season. Cloth Cap is a strong stayer who can build on his third in a competitive handicap at Ascot but this may end up a tactical affair and Nicky Richards’ mare MY OLD GOLD may have more speed. She ran well enough at Carlisle last month, despite finishing last of four and gets the nod.

Formwatch

My Old Gold (IRE) 22-1 (10-13) In rear and in touch, one pace and no impression from 3 out, last of 4, 14 1/4l behind Lostintranslation (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 4f lst (1) sft in Nov.

Treackle Tart (IRE) 5-1 (12-4) Led, headed 4th, tracked winner until 9th, tracked leaders, ridden 14th, mistake 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, 29 1/2l behind Touch Kick (11-9) at Fakenham 3m hcp (3) gd in Oct.

Cloth Cap (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, bumped 4 out, ridden to challenge when not fluent last, kept on, 3rd of 13, 6 1/4l behind Militarian (11-10) at Ascot 3m hcp (3) sft in Nov.

Forth Bridge 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, some headway approaching 4 out, weakened before next, never on terms with leaders, 9th of 11, 17 1/4l behind Azzerti (11-12) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.