Universal Recycling Handicap 1m 2f 60y

  • (4yo+, 1m 2f 60y, Class 4, 16 runners)
  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 12.81s
  • Off time: 17:02:02
Full result
Result 17:00 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Dark Ruler 9/2
2nd 17 High Office 1 8/1
3rd 12 Handheld 1 8/1
4th 8 Mica Mika 5 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (7) 059160-
Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Maven 163
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 059160-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
6 133 9-7 T D Easterby D Fentiman 85 20/1
3 (1) 952337-
Royal blue, red hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap War Poet 156
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Megan Carberry
  • Form: 952337-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 B Ellison Megan Carberry (7) 82 7/2f
4 (16) 000047-
Emerald green, white and emerald green chevrons on sleeves Ardmay (IRE) 135
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 000047-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 K A Ryan G Lee 82 16/1
5 (2) 008107-
Maroon, white stars, halved sleeves, maroon cap San Cassiano (IRE) 160
  • T:Mrs R Carr
  • J:J P Sullivan
  • Form: 008107-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
7 127 9-1 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 79 50/1
6 (13) 004507-
Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Le Deluge (FR) 170
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 004507-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 M W Easterby G Gibbons 79 20/1
7 (5) 414/980-
Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Ex Oriente (IRE) 141
  • T:S C Williams
  • J:Adam Beschizza
  • Form: 414/980-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 S C Williams Adam Beschizza 79 33/1
8 (14) 731422
Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green cap Mica Mika (IRE) 13
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:T Hamilton
  • Form: 731422
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
6 125 8-13 R A Fahey T Hamilton 77 7/1
9 (10) 03126-8
Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, Dark Blue cap Tight Lipped (IRE) 32
  • T:J M P Eustace
  • J:Ryan Tate
  • Form: 03126-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
5 125 8-13 J M P Eustace Ryan Tate (5) 77 10/1
10 (4) 92-4905
Red, beige epaulets and sleeves Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 25
  • T:M E Rimmer
  • J:Freddie Tylicki
  • Form: 92-4905
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 8-13p
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
10 125 8-13 p M E Rimmer Freddie Tylicki 77 18/1
11 (3) 782317-
Yellow and maroon (quartered), yellow sleeves, maroon stars, yellow cap, maroon stars Dark Ruler (IRE) 138
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:B A Curtis
  • Form: 782317-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
5 124 8-12 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 76 9/2
12 (17) 341812-
Red, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Handheld 149
  • T:Miss J Feilden
  • J:Shelley Birkett
  • Form: 341812-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-12p
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
7 124 8-12 p Miss J Feilden Shelley Birkett (5) 76 8/1
13 (18) 251/536-
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Zeus Magic 284
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:P Pickard
  • Form: 251/536-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 B Ellison P Pickard 76 12/1
14 (11) 500726-
Light green, brown braces and armlets, brown cap Hard Core Debt 247
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 500726-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 B Ellison T Eaves 76 33/1
16 (9) 766-189
Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Hill Fort 25
  • T:R Harris
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 766-189
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 R Harris L Morris 74 25/1
17 (6) 047048-
Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap High Office 142
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:B McHugh
  • Form: 047048-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
8 120 8-8 R A Fahey B McHugh (3) 72 8/1
18 (12) 0752-55
Black, white epaulets, orange sleeves Special Mix 17
  • T:Martin Smith
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 0752-55
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
6 119 8-7 Martin Smith Andrea Atzeni 66 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 (8) 11141-2
Mubtadi 17
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 11141-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
6 96 I Mohammed Joey Haynes 84 NR
15 (15) 1074/16
Future Security (IRE) 23
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:R Havlin
  • Form: 1074/16
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
5 811 A Middleton R Havlin 75 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 6 Eastern Destiny
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:T Hamilton
4 9-3 R A Fahey T Hamilton 11/2
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In depth

Verdict

Richard Fahey has trained the last two winners but will be hoping the ground dries out for Mica Mika. Stablemate High Office handles soft ground but he hasn't won since 2011. There are also doubts about Maven and Mubtadi in soft going but War Poet could go well despite looking high enough in the weights. Dark Ruler and Handheld can be given a chance on last year's best efforts and the lightly-raced Hill Fort has outside claims back on a slow surface. TIGHT LIPPED is only 2lb higher than when scoring at Sandown last term and with a recent pipe-opener under his belt, James Eustace's charge should be bang there at the finish.

Formwatch

Mubtadi 8-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Spes Nostra (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Future Security (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 10l behind Villa Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Dark Ruler (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden when weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Silverware (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.

High Office 11-1 (9-0) Stumbled start, always towards rear, 8th of 10, 26l behind Muhtaris (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.

Handheld 3-1fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, joined leader 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Falcon's Reign (8-8) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.

Mica Mika (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Led until 4f out, chased leader until over 3f out, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, rallied on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd post, not trouble winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind The Lock Master (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Ardmay (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Come On Blue Chip (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.

Maven 50-1 (8-13) Chased leader 1f, went 2nd again 3f out until ridden 2f out, soon edged left and weakened, 11th of 15, 5l behind Gworn (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.

Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Took keen hold tracking leaders on inside, went 3rd well over 1f out until inside final furlong, faded, 5th of 13, 5l behind Rebellious Guest (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (2) pol.

San Cassiano (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 26l behind Asgardella (8-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.

Tight Lipped (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and one pace when hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Squire Osbaldeston (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.

Special Mix 10-1 (9-4) Rearing in stalls, slowly into stride, headway to lead over 7f out, pushed laong over 2f out, soon headed, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.

Hill Fort 25-1 (9-2) Dwelt soon led, set steady pace, tried to quicken pace 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 4l behind Munsarim (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

War Poet 3-1fav (9-6) Held up in touch, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Hefner (9-8) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.

Zeus Magic 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Rundell (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.

Ex Oriente (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) Slowly away towards rear, never near leaders, 14th of 23, 42l behind Conduct (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.

Le Deluge (FR) (9-3) 7th of 18, 10l behind Seventh Sense (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct.

Hard Core Debt 15-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, soon ridden, lost place inside final 2f, behind final furlong, last of 6, 12l behind Nurpur (9-9) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.