13:50 Doncaster

Saturday 15 September 2018

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

William Hill Portland Handicap

Class 2  |   5f 143y  |   Good  |   21 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:52  |   Winning time: 1m 6.04s

1st
4
(18)
25/1
T: C HillsJ: W Buick
Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong
2nd
¾
8
(11)
20/1
T: H PalmerJ: Josephine Gordon
Tracked winner, ridden inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, always just held op 16/1
3rd
¾
11
(8)
14/1
T: G A HarkerJ: S H James
Behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish op 12/1
4th
sh
18
(15)
7/1
T: M DodsJ: Connor Beasley
Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not quite pace to get on terms op 8/1
5th
nk
17
(5)
48-10
25/1
T: D O'MearaJ: C J McGovern (3)
Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong
6th
1
9
(17)
12/1
T: D CarrollJ: James Doyle
Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to challenge op 16/1 tchd 18/1
7th
hd
21
(12)
68-9
20/1
T: P D EvansJ: A Fresu
Towards rear, outpaced 2f out, headway under pressure 1f out, ridden and ran on towards stand side rail inside final furlong, nearest finish op 25/1
8th
1
16
(9)
13/2f
T: M DodsJ: S De Sousa
Mid-division, driven 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never pace to challenge tchd 7/1
9th
hd
5
(6)
9/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan
Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders op 11/1
10th
sh
1
(1)
14/1
T: C G CoxJ: R L Moore
In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression op 16/1
10th
dh
15
(7)
16/1
T: N TinklerJ: R Ffrench
Mid-division, driven 2f out, one pace when not clearest of runs over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer op 25/1
12th
nk
22
(4)
40/1
T: R A FaheyJ: S A Gray
Dwelt, behind until ridden and kept on final furlong, never threatened leaders
13th
½
12
(21)
12/1
T: R M H CowellJ: L Dettori
Raced towards stands side to halfway, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, never on terms, outpaced final furlong op 14/1
14th
sh
14
(14)
8/1
T: R C GuestJ: R Kingscote
Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, gradually weakened inside final furlong
15th
sh
13
(13)
12/1
T: Mrs A J PerrettJ: Andrea Atzeni
Behind, driven over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer
16th
1 ½
7
(19)
59-2
20/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: Rob Hornby
In touch, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
17th
nk
3
(3)
25/1
T: K A RyanJ: T Eaves
Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and unable to quicken, weakened inside final furlong
18th
½
20
(2)
33/1
T: R HarrisJ: David Probert
Mid-division towards far side of group, ridden inside final 2f, never reached leaders, weakened inside final furlong op 40/1
19th
nk
19
(20)
20/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Rowan Scott (3)
Raced towards stands side to halfway, driven over 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened inside final furlong op 25/1
20th
2 ¾
10
(16)
25/1
T: D C GriffithsJ: Jim Crowley
Towards rear, outpaced 2f out, never a threat
21st
4 ½
2
(22)
16/1
T: D K IvoryJ: R Winston
Raced towards stands side, mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden and hung left, never on terms, weakened and eased entering final furlong op 20/1

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Non-Runners

6
(10)
Marnie James21
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 3
T: I Jardine  J: M M Monaghan
Betting

Forecast

Holmeswood (13/2), Dakota Gold (7/1), Udontdodou (8/1), Golden Apollo (9/1), Abel Handy (12/1), Blue De Vega (12/1), Open Wide (12/1), Wentworth Falls (14/1), Tis Marvellous (14/1), Roundhay Park (16/1), Lancelot Du Lac (16/1), Marnie James (16/1), Encrypted (20/1), Dougan (20/1), Orvar (20/1), El Hombre (20/1), A Momentofmadness (25/1), Muscika (25/1), Savalas (25/1), Duke Of Firenze (25/1), The Daley Express (33/1), Powerallied (40/1)

Verdict
GOLDEN APOLLO has been in good form throughout 2018 and looks like a progressive sprinter; he might be worth taking a chance on at what is likely to be an each-way price. Holmeswood more than hinted at a return to form last time and he looks feasibly handicapped. First-time cheekpieces may see Savalas eke out a bit more and he's another who can't be ruled out.
  1. Golden Apollo
  2. Holmeswood
  3. Savalas

Previous Winners

2017
Spring Loaded
Weight: 8-9  |Age: 5
Weight: 8-9  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Joey Haynes
  |  
T: P W D'Arcy
12/1
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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