Doncaster

  • 15:25 Racing Post Trophy Stakes 1m

  • Winner £122,210 2nd £46,332 3rd £23,188 4th £11,551
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.12s
  • Off time: 15:30:43
15:25 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saxon Warrior (JPN) 13/8
2nd Roaring Lion (USA) 8/1
3rd The Pentagon (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (5) 51317 Yellow, Red star, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red star Alfa McGuire (IRE) 44
2 9-1 B Smart G Lee 88 1001
2 (3) 411 White, Black disc, Black cap Chilean 49
Distance Winner
2 9-1 M Meade Andrea Atzeni 104 1001
3 (2) 032243 Dark Blue Coat Of Arms (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
2 9-1 A P O'Brien W M Lordan 101 1001
4 (10) 221 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Gabr 37
Distance Winner
2 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute Jim Crowley 1001
5 (7) 1 Royal blue Loxley (IRE) 13
2 9-1 C Appleby W Buick 1001
6 (8) 3251 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Merlin Magic 17
Distance Winner
2 9-1 D R C Elsworth P Mulrennan 84 1001
7 (12) 111 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Roaring Lion (USA) 28
Distance Winner
2 9-1 J H M Gosden Oisin Murphy 112 1001
8 (9) 11 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Saxon Warrior (JPN) 34
Distance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 1001
9 (11) 1513 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Seahenge (USA) 14
Course Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien D O'Brien 1001
10 (6) 12287 grey,purple panel, check cap Theobald (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
2 9-1 p J S Bolger R P Whelan 103 1001
11 (4) 611 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap The Pentagon (IRE) 93
2 9-1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 108 1001
12 (1) 121 White, Purple stripe, check cap Verbal Dexterity (IRE) 48
2 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 110 1001

Verdict

Aidan O’Brien runs four led by Group 2 Beresford Stakes winner and the current favourite for next year's Derby, Saxon Warrior. Seahenge won the Champagne Stakes here and is preferred to stablemates The Pentagon and Coat Of Arms but the unbeaten ROARING LION got the better of the Ballydoyle-trained Nelson to win the Group 2 Royal Lodge at Newmarket last month. John Gosden’s colt should make a bold bid on that form with further progress expected. Verbal Dexterity has every chance having landed the Group 1 National Stakes for Jim Bolger over 7f at the Curragh last time and he’s preferred to the Listed winner at Haydock, Chilean. Novice winners Loxley and Gabr are upped in class for powerful yards but both have plenty to find along with the remainder.