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Thursday 20 September 2018

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William Hill Doonside Cup Stakes (Listed)

Class 1  |   1m 2f  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:37  |   Winning time: 2m 13.95s
Weighed In
1st
2
(11)
14/1
T: R M BeckettJ: D Tudhope
Led early, close up, led over 4f out, held on near finish op 16/1 tchd 12/1
2nd
½
5
(2)
3/1
T: A M BaldingJ: David Probert
Held up in touch, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and held near finish tchd 7/2
3rd
3 ¼
6
(10)
12/1
T: R CharltonJ: K Shoemark
Towards rear, headway 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on and no impression on front pair tchd 11/1
4th
3 ¾
1
(7)
8/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong op 9/1 tchd 15/2
5th
nk
3
(6)
9/4f
T: S bin SuroorJ: Hector Crouch
Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong op 10/3
6th
2 ¼
4
(8)
25/1
T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton
Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace op 28/1 tchd 20/1
7th
¾
8
(3)
11/2
T: C FellowesJ: S Donohoe
Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 7/2
8th
2 ½
9
(5)
50/1
T: R M SmithJ: P Mathers
Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous
9th
1
7
(4)
15/2
T: K A RyanJ: Kevin Stott
With leader, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened op 10/1 tchd 7/1 and tchd 11/1
10th
12
11
(9)
28/1
T: R VarianJ: David Egan
Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
11th
14
10
(1)
150/1
T: L SmythJ: G Lee
Chased leaders, soon led, headed over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened tchd 200/1

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Betting

Forecast

Dubai Horizon (9/4), Morando (3/1), Escalator (11/2), Ayutthaya (15/2), Air Pilot (8/1), Aspetar (12/1), Dolphin Vista (14/1), Gabrial (25/1), Narella (28/1), Glasses Up (50/1), Polly Glide (150/1)

Verdict

Air Pilot sets the benchmark on the basis of his heavy ground French Group 2 and Group 3 wins, but in truth the 2018 Doonside Cup looks to be a wide open affair. Saeed Bin Suroor probably had this race in the back of his mind when sending Dubai Horizon here in June, and kept ticking over since, he is likely to prove ultra-competitive. Aspetar is lightly raced and open to improvement, but it's a slight worry that he has been off the track since a disappointing run in June, so a chance is taken on ESCALATOR. This progressive handicapper tackles Listed company for the first-time, but is bang in-form, relishes soft ground, and looks to be fairly unexposed at 1m2f.
  1. Escalator
  2. Dubai Horizon
  3. Air Pilot

Prize Money

1st: £36,862.002nd: £13,975.003rd: £6,994.004th: £3,484.005th: £1,748.006th: £878.00

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