Doncaster

  • 16:05 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes 1m

  • Winner £131,000 2nd £49,665 3rd £24,856 4th £12,382
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.72s
  • Off time: 16:05:17
16:05 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Magna Grecia (IRE) 2/1
2nd Phoenix Of Spain (IRE) 11/2
3rd Western Australia (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (9) 513 Dark blue, light blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Circus Maximus (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien W M Lordan 107 1001
2 (6) 12 White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Dashing Willoughby 36
2 9-1 A M Balding David Probert 1001
3 (3) 1131 Red, white star, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Great Scot 49
Distance Winner
2 9-1 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 103 1001
4 (5) 21 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Kick On 30
Distance Winner
2 9-1 J H M Gosden K T O'Neill 1001
5 (10) 1 MAUVE King Ottokar (FR) 35
2 9-1 C Fellowes Ben Curtis 1001
6 (7) 0115 White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel Kuwait Currency (USA) 14
Distance Winner
2 9-1 R Hannon Tom Marquand 104 1001
7 (11) 12 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Magna Grecia (IRE) 14
2 9-1 A P O'Brien D O'Brien 1001
8 (4) 4112 Pink, Light Blue cross belts and armlets, Light Blue and Pink quartered cap Phoenix Of Spain (IRE) 42
2 9-1 C Hills J P Spencer 111 1001
9 (2) 1 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Raakib Alhawa (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
2 9-1 D M Simcock Andrea Atzeni 1001
10 (1) 211 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Turgenev 21
Distance Winner
2 9-1 J H M Gosden L Dettori 101 1001
11 (8) 96144 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Western Australia (IRE) 14
2 9-1 t A P O'Brien M C Hussey 103 1001

Verdict

Aidan O’Brien has a fine record in this and Saxon Warrior beat Roaring Lion in last year’s high-class renewal. The Irish trainer runs three today including leading contender Magna Grecia, narrowly beaten in the Group 3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket last time with today’s stablemates Circus Maximus back in third and Western Australia well beaten. But Acomb Stakes winner PHOENIX OF SPAIN (NAP) found only the subsequent Group 1 Dewhurst winner Too Darn Hot too good in the Champagne Stakes over 7f here last month and Charles Hills’ colt gets the nod on the strength of that form. Kuwait Currency has plenty to find with the selection on running in the Champagne while Great Scot is a Listed winner and may prove too strong for the Gosden duo and novice winners Turgenev and Kick On. Only a neck separated Raakib Alhawa and Dashing Willoughby when the former won at Newbury while King Ottokar made a winning debut in novice company at Newbury and could be anything.