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14:30 Doncaster

Independent Ice Cream Wholesalers' Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 58.40s
  • Off Time: 14:30:21
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, Red cap
  • Form 6/0P305-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 129

took keen hold, in touch, led 3rd to 7th, with leader, led again 9th, headed 5 out, driven and lost place 3 out, weakened next

2
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap
11/8
  • Form 223-421
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 125

tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, ridden and one pace when switched right between last 2, hit last, no impression flat

3
Silk - Red and Beige diabolo, Red sleeves, Beige cap
9/2
  • Form 563-113
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 125

led narrowly to 3rd, with leader, led again 7th to 9th, regained lead 5 out, hard pressed from 2 out, ridden and kept on flat, headed narrowly near finish

4
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap
8/1
  • Form 1P33-04
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 118

chased leaders on otuside, outpaced 5 out, behind next, soon weakened

5
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop
  • Form 00213/4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 117

held up in touch, headway 4 out, went 2nd next, challenged 2 out, ridden and stayed on to lead narrowly near finish

6
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow stripe, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Emerald Green spots
10/1
  • Form 413125
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 106

held up behind in touch, headway to track leading pair 10th, driven and one pace before 2 out, ridden last, kept on flat, held towards finish

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In depth

Verdict

Big Water has been raised 5lb since scoring at Carlisle and that may have opened the door for SHADRACK to resume winning ways. The grey came up short at Aintree on his reappearance but wasn't disgraced. He'll strip fitter today and will appreciate this easier surface. Billy Cuckoo has been well below par in two recent starts but Premier Grand Cru will have learned plenty from his fourth at Carlisle and has more scope than Tregaro. Shooters Wood won a Class 2 handicap for Paul Nicholls in 2012 off a higher mark but then lost his way and makes his debut for a new stable after a break today.

Formwatch

Shooters Wood (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, weakened before 5 out, 5th of 6, 26l behind Changing The Guard (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Apr.

Big Water (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Prominent, ridden to join leader 2 out, led narrowly next, stayed on, won at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcap ch (3) sft beating Son Of Suzie (10-4) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.

Shadrack (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, left briefly 2nd and hampered last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 20l behind Lamool (10-13) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.

Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked winner until 10th, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 5, 25l behind Bennys Well (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.

Premier Grand Cru (FR) 8-1 (11-2) In touch in 4th, went 3rd 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 7, 24l behind Stopped Out (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft.

Tregaro (FR) 10-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, not always fluent, blundered 3 out, closed 2 out, switched right before last, no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Foundation Man (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.