Doncaster

  • 15:20 Legal Director Novice Stakes 7f 6y

  • Winner £4,787 2nd £1,424 3rd £712 4th £356
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.64s
  • Off time: 15:25:28
15:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thunderous (IRE) 5/1
2nd Dancinginthewoods 5/1
3rd Breathalyze (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 14 Maroon, pink seams and armlets Dancinginthewoods 28
2 9-5 D K Ivory Joey Haynes 5/16.00
2 (1) Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Always Fearless (IRE)
2 9-2 R Hannon S De Sousa 8/19.00
3 (5) 7 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Bad Rabbit (IRE) 35
2 9-2 David Loughnane Jason Watson 66/167.00
4 (6) Maroon, yellow chevron, light blue sleeves Breathalyze (FR)
2 9-2 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 14/115.00
5 (8) White, royal blue seams, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Cipango
2 9-2 M Botti L Morris 33/134.00
6 (9) Light Green, Brown braces, armlets and cap Green Book (FR)
2 9-2 B Ellison T Eaves 40/141.00
7 (7) LIGHT BLUE, GREY and LIGHT BLUE hooped sleeves, PINK cap Grouseman
2 9-2 Mrs P Sly G Lee 25/126.00
8 (4) Royal blue Imperial Empire
2 9-2 C Appleby K McEvoy 4/61.67
9 (2) Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Thunderous (IRE)
2 9-2 M Johnston Jason Hart 5/16.00

Verdict

Dancinginthewoods was a 50/1 winner on debut at Newmarket but out of his comfort zone when down the field in the Woodcote at Epsom. He won’t find this easy against less-exposed types, though only has a small penalty. Thunderous has an early Derby entry and cost 70,000gns while Always Fearless is a half-brother to three winners and was a 270,000gns yearling. The Godolphin runner IMPERIAL EMPIRE is by Dubawi out of a Listed winner who scored on the track as a juvenile. She has produced winners with both of her offspring to race so far.