William Hill Spring Mile (Handicap) (Str) 1m

  • (4yo+, 1m, Class 2, 18 runners)
  • Winner £28,012 2nd £8,388 3rd £4,194 4th £2,097 5th £1,048 6th £526
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 41.63s
  • Off time: 13:55:57
Full result
Result 13:55 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Educate 8/1j
2nd 18 Boots And Spurs hd 20/1
3rd 14 Haaf A Sixpence 1 12/1
4th 19 Patriotic 2 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 81/0-
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Garde Cotiere (USA) 316
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:T Hamilton
  • Form: 81/0-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 136 9-10 R A Fahey T Hamilton 90 18/1
2 (7) 226313-
Black, beige stars, black cap, beige star Gaul Wood (IRE) 176
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 226313-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 89 8/1j
3 (5) 132115-
Black, Yellow disc, checked sleeves and cap Myboyalfie (USA) 140
  • T:J R Jenkins
  • J:I Mongan
  • Form: 132115-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-9v
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
6 135 9-9 v J R Jenkins I Mongan 89 11/1
4 (9) 01673-6
Purple, Royal Blue star, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Purple star Las Verglas Star (IRE) 31
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:George Chaloner
  • Form: 01673-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
5 135 9-9 R A Fahey George Chaloner (7) 89 16/1
5 (16) 155011-
Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Educate 169
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:Liam Jones
  • Form: 155011-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 134 9-8 I Mohammed Liam Jones 88 8/1j
6 (11) 448711-
Orange, White sash, Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Orange cap, White diamond Nameitwhatyoulike 143
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 448711-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 134 9-8 M W Easterby P Mulrennan 88 10/1
7 (15) 34044-6
White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Frog Hollow 21
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 34044-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 134 9-8 J M Bradley G Lee 88 12/1
8 (14) 2970-11
Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Emerald Green sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Emerald Green cap Dubai Hills (ex5) 7
  • T:B Smart
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 2970-11
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 B Smart William Twiston-Davies (5) 82 10/1
9 (4) 13000-0
Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap King Of Eden (IRE) 21
  • T:E J Alston
  • J:Jason Hart
  • Form: 13000-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 E J Alston Jason Hart (5) 86 66/1
10 (19) 257101-
Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 259
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:M O'connell
  • Form: 257101-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 p J Ryan M O'connell 85 16/1
11 (6) 148341-
Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Yojimbo (IRE) 155
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:Charles Bishop
  • Form: 148341-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 M R Channon Charles Bishop (5) 85 12/1
12 (17) 216659-
Orange, Dark Blue armlets Satanic Beat (IRE) 159
  • T:Jedd O'Keeffe
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 216659-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 Jedd O'Keeffe P McDonald 84 33/1
13 (2) 9-26152
ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Docofthebay (IRE) (ex5) 7
  • T:S Dixon
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 9-26152
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-4b
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
9 130 9-4 b S Dixon T P Queally 79 14/1
14 (20) 1/1U3-14
Orange, Emerald Green sash Haaf A Sixpence 59
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 1/1U3-14
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 83 12/1
15 (18) 062679-
Royal blue, orange chevron, armlets and star on cap Extraterrestrial 150
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:Lee Topliss
  • Form: 062679-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
9 128 9-2 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 82 20/1
17 (12) 383725-
Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Mr Spiggott (IRE) 148
  • T:J Tuite
  • J:D E Egan
  • Form: 383725-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 J Tuite D E Egan (3) 80 18/1
18 (8) 363165-
Purple, White cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Boots And Spurs 147
  • T:Mrs K Burke
  • J:Catherine Gannon
  • Form: 363165-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13v
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 v Mrs K Burke Catherine Gannon 79 20/1
19 (13) 44-3413
Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves Patriotic (IRE) (ex5) 16
  • T:C A Dwyer
  • J:Robert Tart
  • Form: 44-3413
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-8p
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
5 120 8-8 p C A Dwyer Robert Tart (5) (ex2) 69 11/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
16 (3) 962878-
Barren Brook 164
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:M Fenton
  • Form: 962878-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
6 M W Easterby M Fenton 80 NR
20 (10) 00413-9
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 8
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Amy Ryan
  • Form: 00413-9
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
7 85 M W Easterby Amy Ryan 71 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 2 Norse Blues
  • T:S Kirk
  • J:Lee Newman
4 9-3 S Kirk Lee Newman 50/1
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In depth

Verdict

Four-year-olds have an excellent record in this contest though not many will have spotted last year's winner Norse Blues at 50/1. Sandown winner Gaul Wood has decent claims as he handles soft ground and so does Educate, who ended last season with a double but is 8lb higher today. He beat Nameitwhatyoulike before the latter also rattled up a couple of wins and Mick Easterby's charge is another with underfoot conditions to suit. Newmarket winner Ocean Tempest has the beating of Satanic Beat on collateral form but hasn't raced since July so a speculative vote goes to one with more recent form in HAAF A SIXPENCE. He clipped heels and unseated on his only previous start on Turf but has won three of his six outings on Polytrack and there should be more to come from Ralph Beckett's charge. Of the older horses, Garde Cotiere has come in for support despite finishing last on his only start since 2010 but the progressive Myboyalfie makes more appeal having won five times last year and Yojimbo also has a shout.

Formwatch

Barren Brook 25-1 (8-11) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 19l behind First Mohican (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.

Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 26l behind Gouray Girl (9-2) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.

Educate 16-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up behind, headway over 2f out, driven to lead just inside final furlong, edged left and kept on final 100 yards, won at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct beating Deepsand (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.

Boots And Spurs 14-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Wannabe King (9-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Nov.

Haaf A Sixpence 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Light From Mars (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.

Patriotic (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Chookie Royale (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Ocean Tempest 33-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led entering final furlong, strongly pressed last strides, just held on, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Jul beating Fire Ship (8-5) by ns, 8 ran.

Yojimbo (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, hard driven approaching final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct beating Dubai Hills (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.

Gaul Wood (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Mid-division centre, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Jake's Destiny (8-13) at Ascot 1m stks 0-90 (3) sft in Oct.

Extraterrestrial 16-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Myboyalfie (9-7) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.

Satanic Beat (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 14, 36l behind The Tiger (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.

Myboyalfie (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leader far side group, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 5th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Tartiflette (8-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Nov.

Docofthebay (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Dubai Hills (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.

Las Verglas Star (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Hilali (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.

Dubai Hills 6-4fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-95 (3) fbs beating Docofthebay (9-2) by 3/4l, 7 ran.

Frog Hollow 25-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 4l behind Tarooq (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcap (2) pol.

Nameitwhatyoulike 11-4fav (9-3) Keen early tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov beating Uncle Dermot (8-8) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

King Of Eden (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 12l behind Solar Deity (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol.

Garde Cotiere (USA) 3-1fav (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 12, 29l behind Arabian Star (9-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.

Mr Spiggott (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) In touch, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 10l behind Boonga Roogeta (8-4) at Newmarket 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-85) (3yo) (4) sft in Nov.