18:35 Doncaster

Saturday 18 May 2019

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Alan Wood 70th Birthday Celebration Handicap (Rnd)

Class 3  |   7f 213y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 18:35  |   Winning time: 1m 37.24s
Weighed In
1st
7
(3)
11/2
T: C HillsJ: L Morris
Keen early, tracked leaders, headway inside final 2f, soon ridden and upsides, kept on, just got better of sustained duel throughout final furlong op 9/2
2nd
hd
6
(6)
7/4f
T: R HannonJ: Hollie Doyle
Tracked leader, driven to lead inside final 2f, soon ridden and joined, kept on, just lost out in sustained duel throughout final furlong op 9/4
3rd
5
2
(1)
8/1
T: R HannonJ: Luke Catton (7)
Tracked leaders, effort inside final 2f, outpaced 1f out, ridden and no chance with front pair inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd tchd 9/1
4th
sh
4
(7)
38-13
5/1
T: Ed WalkerJ: L P Keniry
Held up in last pair, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed for 3rd, no chance with front pair op 4/1
5th
6
5
(4)
7/2
T: J D BethellJ: J P Spencer
Held up in last pair, ridden inside final 2f, never pace to challenge tchd 3/1
6th
7
1
(5)
39-7
7/1
T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning
Raced keenly, led, shaken up over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong op 13/2 tchd 6/1

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Non-Runners

3
(2)
On The Line28
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 3
T: H Palmer  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Brian Epstein (7/4), Hesslewood (7/2), Gallic (5/1), Artistic Rifles (11/2), On The Line (11/2), Massam (7/1), Dirty Rascal (8/1)

Verdict
The Newcastle nursery scorer GALLIC finished a couple of places (& 1½L) in front of the re-opposing Brian Epstein when chasing home a couple of subsequent winners on her seasonal reappearance at Newmarket's Craven meeting. Assuming that the rain stays away she holds realistic prospects of making her presence felt against the six colts and geldings in tonight's line-up. Of the remainder, it's probably a wise move to monitor the pre-race antics of the likely pace-setter Massam if seeking to row in with the Mark Johnston-trained runner.
  1. Gallic
  2. Brian Epstein
  3. Hesslewood

Previous Winners

2018
Ventura Knight
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-7  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: P J McDonald
  |  
T: M Johnston
17/2
Prize Money
1st: £7,763.002nd: £2,310.003rd: £1,154.004th: £577.00

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