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16:35 Doncaster

Doncaster Racecourse Supporting Doncaster Pride Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 43y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,545 added
  • Winner: £3,429
  • 2nd: £1,020
  • 3rd: £510
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 19.49s
  • Off Time: 16:35:46
  • 7 Ran
1(4)
Silk - White, light blue stars, sleeves and cap

Detachment

18 D
11/4
  • Form 6-00033
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 75

close up, pushed along and unable to quicken 3f out, kept on same pace

2(2)
Silk - Emerald green, black armlets, black cap
14/1
  • Form 133-477
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 75

tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

3(1)
Silk - Dark blue and white (quartered), red sleeves and cap
3/1
  • Form 827-633
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 72

keen tracked leader until pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong

4(6)
Silk - Black and pink check, pink sleeves, black armlets, black cap

Archippos

28 CD
4/1
  • Form 98-3354
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 71

towards rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out

5(8)
Silk - BLACK, YELLOW yoke, RED disc, WHITE and red halved sleeves, GREEN & BLACK quartered cap
  • Form 548564
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

keen in rear, headway 3f out, soon every chance, led approaching final furlong, pushed clear

7(5)
Silk - Red, Black chevron
20/1
  • Form 45-7063
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 61

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, not trouble leaders

8(7)
Silk - White, black diamond, royal blue and white striped sleeves, white and black quartered cap
  • Form 231/680
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 60

led, ridden and joined over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace

6(3)
NR

Geranium

24 D
3/1
  • Form 506-071
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 65

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Geranium won at Sandown last month and should go well again while Detachment has been thereabouts of late after slipping down the weights. The same comment applies to Elhafei, placed on his last couple of outings, but DELPH CRESCENT is preferred. The latter is also looking to take advantage of a slide down the handicap having won off an 8lb higher mark last season and Richard Fahey’s charge gets the vote having finished closer at Ripon on his latest start. Bhodi was due to run at Newmarket yesterday but has a bit to prove over this far if taking part.

Formwatch

Detachment 4-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind King's Pavilion (10-4) at Beverley 1m hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Kaser (IRE) 40-1 (9-11) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 18 3/4l behind Distant Chimes (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Jul.

Elhafei (USA) 8-1 (9-11) Tracked clear leading pair, closed 4f out, every chance 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Knowing (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Archippos 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Follow Intello (9-0) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (4) gs in Jul.

Delph Crescent (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Prominent, led approaching 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Southern Rock (9-6) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

Bhodi (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up behind, driven and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd well inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Baashiq (9-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Aug.

Tommy Hallinan (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Raced keenly, led until over 2f out, weakened quickly inside final 2f, last of 13, 15 3/4l behind Elixsoft (8-11) at Newcastle 1m hcp (5) pol in Mar.

Geranium 6-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, led towards finish, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Broad Appeal (9-6) by nk, 9 ran.