Ladbrokes Portland Handicap 5f 140y

  • (3yo+, 5f 140y, Class 2, 21 runners)
  • Winner £37,350 2nd £11,184 3rd £5,592 4th £2,796 5th £1,398 6th £702
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 8.14s
  • Off time: 14:42:11
Full result
Result 14:40 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 22 Angels Will Fall 16/1
2nd 4 Steps nse 11/2f
3rd 12 Secret Witness nk 25/1
4th 15 Racy nk 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (15) 31730-8
Emerald Green and Canary (quartered) Definightly 148
  • T:R Charlton
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 31730-8
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10b
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 136 9-10 b R Charlton James Doyle 104 20/1
2 (7) 3080U1
Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Bogart 24
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:N Callan
  • Form: 3080U1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
4 134 9-8 K A Ryan N Callan 102 11/1
3 (18) 50-5018
Red and Purple (quartered), Red sleeves, Purple cap Magical Macey (USA) 3
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 50-5018
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-8b
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 134 9-8 b T D Barron G Gibbons 102 16/1
4 (11) 143822
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Steps (IRE) 35
  • T:R Varian
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 143822
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7b
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 b R Varian William Buick 101 11/2f
5 (3) 699001
White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 7
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Allan
  • Form: 699001
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6e
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 e T D Easterby D Allan 100 16/1
7 (20) 644706
Royal Blue, Yellow sash Elusivity (IRE) 32
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 644706
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 D O'Meara K Fallon 100 12/1
8 (16) 408807
Beige, dark green cross belts, quartered cap Doc Hay (USA) 14
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 408807
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 D O'Meara D Tudhope 100 8/1
9 (1) 037401
Olive green, white hooped sleeves, quartered cap Zero Money (IRE) 11
  • T:H Palmer
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 037401
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5b
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 b H Palmer Martin Dwyer 99 33/1
10 (13) 53-1002
EMERALD GREEN, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Ajjaadd (USA) 42
  • T:T E Powell
  • J:Kevin Stott
  • Form: 53-1002
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 T E Powell Kevin Stott (7) 98 10/1
11 (5) 282701
Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves El Viento (FR) 14
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:George Chaloner
  • Form: 282701
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4v
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 v R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 98 20/1
12 (14) 709209
Orange, Dark Green disc Secret Witness 1
  • T:R Harris
  • J:S W Kelly
  • Form: 709209
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4b
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 b R Harris S W Kelly 98 25/1
13 (4) 200400
Orange, dark green disc, dark green cap Prodigality 28
  • T:R Harris
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 200400
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 R Harris Jim Crowley 98 14/1
14 (10) 100200
Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 24
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 100200
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-3t
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
9 129 9-3 t M W Easterby G Lee 97 25/1
15 (17) 202455
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Racy 7
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 202455
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 B Ellison R L Moore 97 12/1
16 (9) 006445
Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Addictive Dream (IRE) 14
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:Jordan Nason
  • Form: 006445
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 D Nicholls Jordan Nason (7) 97 33/1
17 (22) 127177
Orange, mauve stars, orange sleeves, orange cap, mauve star Doctor Parkes 14
  • T:S C Williams
  • J:J-P Guillambert
  • Form: 127177
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 129 9-3 S C Williams J-P Guillambert 97 33/1
18 (8) 0-30406
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Our Jonathan 22
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 0-30406
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 D M Simcock S De Sousa 97 9/1
19 (6) 605500
White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 7
  • T:P J O'gorman
  • J:Natasha Eaton
  • Form: 605500
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2v1
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 v1 P J O'gorman Natasha Eaton (5) 96 25/1
20 (21) 308105
Yellow, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple and yellow hooped cap Barnet Fair 24
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:Connor Beasley
  • Form: 308105
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 R C Guest Connor Beasley (5) 96 11/1
21 (2) 360730
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Burwaaz 34
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 360730
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2b
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 b E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 96 14/1
22 (12) 700400
White, maroon star, armlets and star on cap Angels Will Fall (IRE) 24
  • T:C Hills
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 700400
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 C Hills R Winston 96 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 (19) 468720
Inxile (IRE) 14
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:S Hitchcott
  • Form: 468720
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 96 D Nicholls S Hitchcott 100 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 21 Doc Hay (USA)
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
5 8-11 D O'Meara D Tudhope 20/1
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In depth

Verdict

Only one winner of this in the last 10 years has started at less than 11/1 which just about sums up the problems punters face. A few of these contested last year's race with Doc Hay coming out on top but third SECRET WITNESS, who was only beaten a length and half, is 10lb better off and makes plenty of appeal at his likely starting price. Barnet Fair, Ancient Cross, Prodigality and Steps weren't far behind but all are worse off at the weights and Ron Harris' seven-year-old can be forgiven his run in the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon last time when he was drawn on the unfavoured stands' side. Ajjaadd was runner-up in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood last month, just ahead of Burwaaz and the luckless Racy, and has decent claims again while Chester scorer El Viento makes more appeal than fellow recent winners Bogart, Confessional and Zero Money at the weights with George Chaloner taking off 5lb. Definightly and Magical Macey look to have too much weight but Elusivity has each-way possibilities if you ignore an unexplained poor effort in a Nottingham conditions race last time.

Formwatch

Inxile (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 13th of 15, 13l behind Stepper Point (9-0) at Beverley 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Aug.

Angels Will Fall (IRE) 18-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden and still chance over 1f out, weakening when eased in closing stages, 11th of 17, 5l behind Bogart (9-7) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.

Steps (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Held up in last trio, headway 2f out, went 2nd when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Ahtoug (9-6) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.

Secret Witness 20-1 (8-13) Raced near side, always behind, 19th of 20, 14l behind Baccarat (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Racy 7-1 (9-6) Raced centre close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Confessional (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.

Magical Macey (USA) 8-1 (9-11) Chased leaders centre, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Justineo (9-11) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gs.

Addictive Dream (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind El Viento (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.

Ancient Cross 25-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, never involved, 13th of 17, 7l behind Bogart (9-7) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.

Doc Hay (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, 7th of 15, 4l behind Stepper Point (9-0) at Beverley 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Aug.

Ajjaadd (USA) 66-1 (8-9) Close up centre group, stayed on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 27, 2 1/4l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

El Viento (FR) 9-2 (9-0) Taken to post early, slow into stride soon bustled along in rear, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on strongly to lead, won going away, won at Chester 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug beating New Fforest (8-6) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.

Elusivity (IRE) 7-4fav (8-11) Raced wide prominent, ridden halfway, short lived effort inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Stepper Point (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.

Our Jonathan 15-2 (9-10) Raced centre, in touch, under pressure over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 9l behind Gramercy (8-13) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.

Prodigality 9-1 (8-7) Raced far side, chased leaders on outside of group, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 20, 7l behind Baccarat (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Bogart 7-1 (9-7) Prominent near side, led over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well, won at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug beating Goldream (9-1) by 3/4l, 17 ran.

Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders stands side, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 10th of 17, 10l behind Redvers (9-0) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd.

Definightly 10-1 (9-7) In touch 3f, soon weakened, last of 8, 27l behind Heeraat (9-3) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gs in Apr.

Barnet Fair 9-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 17, 2l behind Bogart (9-7) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.

Confessional 15-2 (9-2) Raced centre tracked leader, overall leader over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs beating Harrison George (8-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Burwaaz 150-1 (9-4) 11th of 13, 35l behind Moonlight Cloud (9-1) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.

Doctor Parkes 6-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, held when hampered inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind El Viento (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.

Zero Money (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Pushed along to track leader, ridden over 2f out, led entering final furlong, edged left and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Clear Spring (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.