14:00 Doncaster

Friday 28 February 2020

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888Sport Novices' Handicap Chase

Class 4  |   2m 7f 214y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:00  |   Winning time: 6m 30.6s

1st
7
9/2
T: Oliver GreenallJ: P J Brennan
Mid-division on inside, tracked leaders 9th, driven into 2nd before 3 out, led narrowly last, ridden out flat, kept on op 5/1 tchd 4/1
2nd
2 ¾
10
12/1
T: Olly MurphyJ: Aidan Coleman
Tracked leader, led 4 out, ridden after next, headed last, kept on under pressure flat op 16/1
3rd
21
11
9/4f
T: W GreatrexJ: Danny Cook
Led, headed 4 out, one pace in 3rd before next, no chance with clear pair after op 6/4
4th
4 ¼
1
16/1
T: Mrs R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
Mid-division, headway after 11th, driven and outpaced by front trio after 5 out, plugged on in modest 4th from next op 22/1
5th
30
5
20/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up behind, headway after 11th, driven after 5 out, never reached leaders, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off op 33/1

Also Ran

PU
2
6/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Sean Quinlan
Tracked leaders, blundered 8th (water), lost place 11th, tailed off when pulled up before 13th op 13/2
PU
3
10/1
T: A M HalesJ: Harry Bannister
Mid-division, struggling after 10th, weakened after next, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out op 16/1
PU
4
811-12
14/1
T: J ScottJ: Nick Scholfield
Chased leaders to 11th, soon behind, pulled up before 13th op 16/1
PU
6
28/1
T: David DennisJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Never better than mid-division, reminders after 7th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 11th op 25/1
PU
8
1111-5
40/1
T: P R WebberJ: B S Hughes
Held up towards rear on outside, headway after 7th, never reached leaders, weakened after 11th, tailed off when pulled up before 13th tchd 33/1
PU
9
80/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Mistake and dropped towards rear 1st, reminders and lost touch after 7th, blundered 9th, pulled up before next op 100/1
PU
12
6/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Chased leaders, hit and lost place 7th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 11th op 11/2 tchd 5/1

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Betting

Forecast

Minella Examiner (9/4), Midnight Moss (9/2), From The Heart (6/1), Big Nasty (6/1), Florrie Knox (10/1), Seemingly So (12/1), Garrane (14/1), Bako De La Saulaie (16/1), Sizing At Midnight (20/1), Flying Verse (28/1), Volt Face (40/1), Brigade of Guards (80/1)

Verdict
An interesting handicap chase to start the card; C&D winner MINELLA EXAMINER is still at the right end of the handicap and had he not fallen at Wetherby would be searching for a hat-trick here but his win last time was gained with plenty in hand and he’s taken to follow up. He may not have things all his own way though with From The Heart and Midnight Moss a duo that look capable of progressing in this sphere, the former in good form of late and the latter thriving with his current yard. Others to note are Big Nasty who looks to have benefitted from his wind op and chasing debutante Seemingly So for whom positive market vibes would be a plus.
  1. Minella Examiner
  2. Midnight Moss
  3. From The Heart
Prize Money
1st:
£4,289.00
2nd:
£1,259.00
3rd:
£630.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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