Bet At bluesq.com Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 2, 8 runners)
  • Winner £11,696 2nd £3,434 3rd £1,717 4th £859
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 22.40s
  • Off time: 14:25:28
Full result
Result 14:25 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Storm Survivor 22/1
2nd 3 Barafundle ½ 3/1f
3rd 6 Who Owns Me 13 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P2003-6
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Tornado Bob (IRE) 225
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: P2003-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 139 8/1
2 2108-94
Royal Blue, White seams, armlets and cap Corkage (IRE) 14
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 2108-94
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 b K G Reveley J Reveley 137 8/1
3 02210/4
Pink, Dark Blue stars and armlets Barafundle (IRE) 35
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:A O'keeffe
  • Form: 02210/4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 133 3/1f
4 2FP-151
Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Sixty Something (FR) 15
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 2FP-151
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2h
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 h P R Webber D Elsworth 129 9/2
5 1FP0P-5
Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 47
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 1FP0P-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1pt
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 pt P R Webber L Treadwell 128 33/1
6 61-1711
Emerald green, brown stars, emerald green cap, brown star Who Owns Me (IRE) 19
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:P N O'Brien
  • Form: 61-1711
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 C J Mann P N O'Brien (10) 126 4/1
7 04-P211
Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Firebird Flyer (IRE) (ex7) 3
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 04-P211
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 119 7/2
9 05685P
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Storm Survivor (IRE) 54
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 05685P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
6 143 10-3 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 116 22/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 12F14P-
Beneficial Reform (IRE) 252
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 12F14P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 105 J Ewart B Harding 118 NR

In depth

Verdict

Firebird Flyer briefly looked in trouble at Ffos Las on Boxing Day but eventually ran out an easy winner. Whether he'll be able to defy a penalty and complete his hat-trick in this more competitive affair is another matter however. Sixty Something and WHO OWNS ME are others who arrive in terrific form. The former has already won at Aintree and Bangor this season but the latter is on a hat-trick after soft-ground wins at Folkestone and Fakenham and, though he takes a big leap in class today and has gone up a further 6lb recently, Paul O'Brien claims 10lb and that could swing things his way again. Corkage is something of a Doncaster specialist and ran a blinder over fences here two weeks ago. He has a higher rating over hurdles, however, and the going is also against him. Tornado Bob would have a chance if fully wound-up but Barafundle could be more of a threat if building on his comeback fourth at Haydock.

Formwatch

Beneficial Reform (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Tracked leader to 13th, mistake 14th, reminders before 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Problema Tic (11-11) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (2) gd in Apr, 9 ran.

Storm Survivor (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division, mistake 10th, weakened 12th, tailed off when pulled up last, in a race won by Moscow Chancer (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov, 11 ran.

Barafundle (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders and keen, outpaced after 4 out, kept on and no impresion from before 2 out, 4th of 16, 12l behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Who Owns Me (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Prominent, led 3 out, ridden next, headed briefly last, driven out, won at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Lieutenant Miller (11-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.

Firebird Flyer (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Held up in touch, headway after 4 out, mistake next, led before last, soon clear, easily, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy beating Fishoutofwater (10-10) by 15l, 7 ran.

Sixty Something (FR) 6-1 (11-8) Held up in last pair, steady headway after 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, challenged last, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy beating Pension Plan (10-2) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Sarando 12-1 (11-10) Led, headed before 11th, ridden and jumped right 4 out, weakened next, last of 5, 46l behind Across The Bay (11-10) at Carlisle 3m grad ch (2) hvy in Nov.

Tornado Bob (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, challenged after 8th, ridden and lost place 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 17, 25l behind Native Gallery (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.

Corkage (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leader and wide, joined leader 7th, every chance 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 16, 3/4l behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs.