Sky Vegas App Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 18 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 5.50s
  • Off time: 13:42:05
Full result
Result 13:40 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 18 Pearl Castle 17/2
2nd 4 I Got Power 16 33/1
3rd 1 Dubai Prince 1 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1P
Black, black and maroon striped cap Dubai Prince (IRE) 29
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 1P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 7/2
2
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Area Fifty One 104
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 9/4
3 66-9
Red and yellow diamonds, red sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, red star Fly By Knight 110
  • T:T D Walford
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 66-9
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 T D Walford P Buchanan 150/1
4 264
Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star I Got Power 16
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 264
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 K G Reveley J Reveley 33/1
5 453/93
Orange, large emerald green spots and sleeves, striped cap Jolly Valentine 22
  • T:N B King
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 453/93
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 150/1
6 12/76
Dark Blue, Red hoops, Dark Blue sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Master Cynk 9
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 12/76
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 T R George P J Brennan 100/1
7 4145
Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Mister Jones 38
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 4145
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 20/1
8 03
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Nexius (IRE) 15
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 03
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 K Dalgleish K Renwick 100/1
9 5
Orange, Royal Blue disc and sleeves Princeofthedesert 50
  • T:G Woodward
  • J:A Pogson
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 G Woodward A Pogson 150/1
10 2-5
Black, Scarlet hooped sleeves and hoop on cap Spring Steel (IRE) 244
  • T:B Pauling
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 2-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 B Pauling D Bass 50/1
11 5
YELLOW, brown cross belts, royal blue cap Time Of My Life (IRE) 27
  • T:P Holmes
  • J:Joe Colliver
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 P Holmes Joe Colliver (5) 100/1
12
Light Blue and Black check, Light Blue sleeves, Black armlets, Light Blue cap Triple Eight (IRE) 29
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 P A Kirby Adam Nicol (5) 100/1
13 538432
Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Vaillant Creek (FR) 89
  • T:A M Hales
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 538432
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 A M Hales D C Costello 50/1
14 13-25
Dark blue, white star, dark blue and red halved sleeves Varom (FR) 63
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 13-25
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 2/1f
15 0
Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots, yellow cap Langarve Lass (IRE) 260
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 N P Mulholland N Fehily 150/1
16 4/3-9
Yellow, purple star, purple and yellow hooped sleeves Miss Lucky Penny 35
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:R J McCarth
  • Form: 4/3-9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 Ian Williams R J McCarth (5) 40/1
17
White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Great Demeanor (USA) 256
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Colm McCormack
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 Mrs Dianne Sayer Colm McCormack (5) 150/1
18 3
Purple and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap Pearl Castle (IRE) 28
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 J J Quinn B Hughes 17/2

In depth

Verdict

A few of these could go on to better things but Dubai Prince will need to settle better than he did at Kempton, where he was eventually pulled up. Varom didn't appear to stay 2m4f at Haydock last time and is capable of better while Mister Jones ran better than the final result suggests on his hurdling debut at Carlisle and should improve. I Got Power has ability and Area Fifty One is a very interesting newcomer from a powerful yard having won six times on the Flat over 1m2f and 1m3f. PEARL CASTLE was beaten more than 20 lengths on his debut over timber at Wetherby but the first two are well above average and John Quinn's four-year-old will know more today - he can land this.

Formwatch

Pearl Castle (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, went 3rd after 4 out, soon outpaced, no chance with front pair from next, 3rd of 8, 22l behind Handiwork (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.

I Got Power 25-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, in 4th and held when blundered 2 out, one pace, 4th of 11, 21l behind Diamond King (11-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs.

Dubai Prince (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway on inside after 3 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up last, in a race won by Amore Alato (11-8) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (2) sft in Dec, 7 ran.

Spring Steel (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Pulled hard in rear, headway to chase leaders over 5f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 10l behind Man Of Steel (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.

Varom (FR) 7-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon chasinbg leaders, never on terms, 5th of 9, 26l behind Spirit Of Shankly (11-4) at Haydock 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Nov.

Area Fifty One 16-1 (9-0) Led 2f, remained prominent, every chance from over 2f out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Seussical (9-0) at York 1m 2f (2) gd in Oct (flat).

Time Of My Life (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, pulled hard, not fluent 2nd, headway 4th, soon chasing leaders, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 32l behind Yorkist (10-13) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Jolly Valentine 100-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden after 5th, weakened 3 out, left remote 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 43l behind Steel City (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.

Triple Eight (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Odin (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec (flat).

Mister Jones 7-1 (10-12) In touch, joined leaders 3 out, lost place when not fluent 2 out, soon beaten, 5th of 14, 23l behind Forthefunofit (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.

Master Cynk 66-1 (10-7) Last pair, jumped slowly 4th, pushed along and struggling in 6th before 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 10, well behind Cole Harden (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft.

Fly By Knight 66-1 (11-0) Always behind, 9th of 14, 37l behind Ballyalton (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.

Nexius (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened after 3 out, 3rd of 9, 31l behind Yorkist (11-5) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.

Princeofthedesert 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed next, hit 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 8, 29l behind Captain Cutter (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Langarve Lass (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 10th of 13, 48l behind Falcon's Present (11-2) at Southwell 2m amat nhf (6) gd in May.

Miss Lucky Penny 25-1 (10-2) Mid-division, hit 6th, driven to chase leaders 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 12, 35l behind Wuff (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.

Vaillant Creek (FR) (10-3) 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Vercaline (10-3) at Saumur(FR) 2m n h flat sft in Oct.

Great Demeanor (USA) 22-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, eased inside final furlong, last of 6, 45l behind Derwent (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May (flat).