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15:35 Doncaster

Doncaster Cup (Group 2) (British Champions Series) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f 197y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £100,000 added
  • Winner: £56,710
  • 2nd: £21,500
  • 3rd: £10,760
  • 4th: £5,360
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 51.88s
  • Off Time: 15:35:19
  • 9 Ran
1(9)
Silk - Mauve, Light Blue cross belts

Montaly

21
15/2
  • Form 200-121
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 113

held up behind, outpaced 4f out, never threatened leaders

2(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, Red epaulets, Dark Blue cap

Clever Cookie

20 p CD
33/1
  • Form 7-69936
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 106

mid-division, headway 3f out, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, one pace final 100 yards

3(2)
Silk - Mcalpine Tartan, Rose Pink armlets and cap
22/1
  • Form 03-3541
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 103

led 1f, tracked leader, lost place 4f out, soon behind, tailed off

4(8)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star
20/1
  • Form 24/3505
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 109

driven to lead after 1f, headed 4f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened over 1f out

5(4)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel

Pallasator

26 p CD
16/1
  • Form 228-566
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 109

mid-division, headway and in touch on outer after 4f, soon tracked front pair, led 4f out, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, tailed off

6(7)
Silk - White, Red chevron, hooped sleeves, Red cap

Sheikhzayedroad

21 h CCD
5/1
  • Form 1-33674
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 114

tracked leaders, driven and headway to lead 2f out, soon edged left and ridden, headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong

7(5)
Silk - Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap
4/1
  • Form 211/127
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 110

held up towards rear, smooth headway over 3f out, led narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on

8(1)
Silk - Mauve, Purple armlets
  • Form 201-345
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 110

tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened over 1f out

9(6)
Silk - Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star
  • Form 236232
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 110

held up in rear, ridden 3f out, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Pallasator won this in 2015 but hasn’t been at his best so far this season and headgear is applied today. But SHEIKHZAYEDROAD (NAP) hit top form at this time last year when landing this contest before winning on Champions Day at Newmarket. David Simcock’s charge needs to reverse latest running in the Lonsdale Cup at York with the penalised Montaly and may well do so on better terms. The latter also beat High Jinx and Thomas Hobson at York and has a leading chance in this while Desert Skyline keeps threatening to score at this level but found one too good in a Group 2 France last time having placed in the Goodwood Cup when ahead of She Is No Lady. Clever Cookie was well beaten in last year’s renewal and Fun Mac was behind Montaly in the Chester Cup earlier.

Formwatch

Montaly 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, driven and headway on outside 2f out, ridden to chase front pair over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, led post, won at York 2m Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Aug beating Dartmouth (9-6) by ns, 9 ran.

Clever Cookie 20-1 (9-8) Towards rear of mid-division on outside, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 19, 5 1/2l behind Nakeeta (9-5) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Fun Mac (GER) (8-13) won at Maisons-Laffitte 1m 7f lst stks gd in Jul beating Vent De Force (8-13) by shd, 10 ran.

High Jinx (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Soon led, driven and headed over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Montaly (9-3) at York 2m Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Aug.

Pallasator (9-4) 6th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Marmelo (9-4) at Deauville 1m 7f Grp 2 gd in Aug.

Sheikhzayedroad 15-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 4th near finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Montaly (9-3) at York 2m Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Aug.

Thomas Hobson 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost place inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Montaly (9-3) at York 2m Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Aug.

She Is No Lady 33-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon tracking leaders on outside, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, plugged on, lost 4th towards finish, 5th of 14, 9 1/2l behind Stradivarius (8-8) at Goodwood 2m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Aug.

Desert Skyline (IRE) (8-7) 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Marmelo (9-4) at Deauville 1m 7f Grp 2 gd in Aug.