13:50 Doncaster

Saturday 16 September 2017

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:55

William Hill Portland Handicap

Class 2  |   5f 143y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   22 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:51  |   Winning time: 1m 6.81s

1st
15
(22)
12/1
T: P W D'ArcyJ: Joey Haynes
Chased leaders stand side, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led final furlong, kept on strongly to draw clear inside last 150 yards tchd 14/1
2nd
3 ½
8
(8)
7/1f
T: H CandyJ: A Kirby
Mid-division centre, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression
3rd
¾
16
(18)
22/1
T: D CarrollJ: A Fresu
Chased leaders stand side, every chance over 2f out, led 2f out, headed final furlong, kept on and lost 2nd place inside last 100 yards op 25/1
4th
1
7
(15)
10/1
T: K A RyanJ: R L Moore
Led centre until merged with stand side 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left and no extra entering final furlong
5th
hd
4
(11)
25/1
T: Mrs R CarrJ: J P Sullivan
Mid-division centre, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
6th
nse
11
(20)
14/1
T: C HillsJ: Jim Crowley
In touch stand side, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 16/1
7th
nk
14
(16)
16/1
T: Ed WalkerJ: David Probert
Towards rear centre, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
8th
nk
13
(1)
38-10
11/1
T: M L W BellJ: George Wood (3)
With leader far side, led far side over 2f out until merged with centre over 1f out, kept on same pace op 12/1 tchd 10/1
9th
sh
2
(17)
33/1
T: D C GriffithsJ: Finley Marsh (5)
Towards rear centre, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
10th
sh
10
(19)
58-13
20/1
T: M ApplebyJ: Lewis Edmunds (3)
Always behind stand side
11th
1
22
(12)
16/1
T: J GallagherJ: M Dwyer
Towards rear centre, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression op 22/1
12th
½
1
(2)
12/1
T: D K IvoryJ: L Dettori
Chased leader far side, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish op 14/1
13th
sh
21
(14)
25/1
T: D O'MearaJ: S H James
Chased leader centre, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out
14th
2 ½
18
(21)
48-8
33/1
T: D O'MearaJ: Shelley Birkett (3)
Led stand side, headed by stand side 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
15th
½
20
(4)
14/1
T: R M H CowellJ: Hayley Turner
Towards rear far side, ridden and headway over 1f out, faded inside final furlong op 12/1
16th
1 ¼
5
(10)
8/1
T: D K IvoryJ: R Winston
Chased leaders centre, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden over 1f out, badly hampered entering final furlong, not recover, soon eased op 9/1
17th
nk
6
(6)
20/1
T: R A FaheyJ: Adam J McNamara (3)
Mid-division far side, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 25/1
18th
1 ½
17
(3)
40/1
T: R HarrisJ: S Hitchcott
Led far side, headed over 2f out by far side, weakened over 1f out
19th
nk
9
(7)
12/1
T: George BakerJ: T E Whelan
In rear far side, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
20th
1 ¼
12
(9)
14/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Towards rear centre, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened tchd 12/1
21st
1 ½
3
(5)
33/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: Oisin Murphy
Chased leaders far side, pushed along and weakened over 1f out
22nd
11
19
(13)
33/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Jason Hart
Chased leaders centre, merged with stand side 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased

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Betting

Forecast

Vibrant Chords (7/1), Stake Acclaim (8/1), Lexington Abbey (10/1), Merlin (11/1), Spring Loaded (12/1), Lancelot Du Lac (12/1), Harry Hurricane (12/1), A Momentofmadness (14/1), Evergate (14/1), Compas Scoobie (14/1), Captain Colby (16/1), Major Pusey (16/1), Hakam (20/1), Eastern Impact (20/1), Justanotherbottle (22/1), Pipers Note (25/1), Move In Time (25/1), Duke Of Firenze (33/1), Aleef (33/1), Line Of Reason (33/1), Bossipop (33/1), Under The Covers (40/1)

Verdict
VIBRANT CHORDS is less exposed than most in the field and he ran well here last time out; he could be hard to beat for a yard in form. Evergate interesting runner and he may be capable of more improvement for a trainer who has a fine record with sprinters. Lexington Abbey has been in good form this year and he completes the shortlist with Ryan Moore taking over for the first time today.
  1. Vibrant Chords
  2. Evergate
  3. Lexington Abbey

Previous Winners

2016
Captain Colby
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: W Buick
  |  
T: Ed Walker
6/1
Prize Money
1st:
£37,350.00
2nd:
£11,184.00
3rd:
£5,592.00
4th:
£2,796.00
5th:
£1,398.00
6th:
£702.00

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