18:05 Doncaster

Saturday 23 April 2022

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    Read Kevin Blake On attheraces.com Fillies' Handicap (Str)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   1m  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:09  |   Winning time: 1m 36.19s
1st
Horse silk
1
(5)
49-10
11/1
T: M ApplebyJ: Cieren Fallon
Blindfold removed late and dwelt, held up in touch, switched right and good headway over 2f out, quickened to lead over 1f out and soon edged left, went clear inside final furlong and eased close home, readily op 12/1 tchd 10/1
2nd
Horse silk
4 ¼
2
(1)
11/10f
T: C G CoxJ: Hector Crouch
Chased leaders, raced freely, pushed along in 2nd over 2f out, briefly led under 2f out, soon faced challenge and headed over 1f out, no match for winner final furlong op 11/8
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
3
(3)
11/4
T: D O'MearaJ: Jason Hart
Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, outpaced by leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong and took 3rd closing stages op 5/2
4th
Horse silk
¾
5
(2)
40/1
T: L A MullaneyJ: Phil Dennis
Stumbled start, tracked leader early, led after 1f and raced freely, pushed along over 2f out, headed under 2f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong and dropped to 4th near finish op 33/1
5th
Horse silk
6 ½
4
(4)
9/1
T: D & C KublerJ: Nicola Currie
Led early, tracked leader after 1f, lost place under 3f out and soon beaten op 15/2
6th
Horse silk
32
6
(6)
58-2
9/2
T: M ApplebyJ: Theodore Ladd (3)
In touch on outer, ridden and left behind under 3f out, soon eased op 10/3

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£12.00Pl:£3.40, £1.20EX:£21.40Trifecta:£65.90SF:£24.26Swingers:£2.50, £4.20, £1.30

Forecasts

Spirit Of The Bay (11/10), Alpha Cru (11/4), Finery (9/2), Zulu Girl (9/1), Khatwah (11/1), Fire Eyes (40/1)

Verdict

SPIRIT OF THE BAY can boast a superb strike rate in handicaps and, having fared best of those held up when fourth on return to action, she looks primed to add to her tally. Alpha Cru's return wasn't as promising but she can step up on that and be a factor.

  1. SPIRIT OF THE BAY (IRE)
  2. ALPHA CRU (IRE)
  3. FINERY

Prize Money

1st: £4,995.002nd: £2,345.003rd: £1,173.004th: £586.005th: £300.006th: £300.00

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