Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 14:25 Blue Square Lightning Novices' Chase 2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.50s
  • Off time: 14:25:47
14:25 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Woolcombe Folly (IRE) 7/2
2nd I'm Delilah 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/118-1 Yellow, white cross of lorraine, white and yellow hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Mad Max (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 N J Henderson A Tinkler 145 6/42.50
2 1-66522 Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap El Dancer (GER) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 b1 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 145 4/15.00
3 5413-17 Black, White seams, halved sleeves, Dark Green cap Joe Jo Star 174
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-0 R A Fahey B Hughes 137 20/121.00
4 12/1111- White, Crimson hoops, Black cap Woolcombe Folly (IRE) 475
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 147 7/24.50
5 212-121 Maroon, White sleeves, Maroon and White quartered cap I'm Delilah 57
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 128 4/15.00

Verdict

MAD MAX can take the measure of El Dancer and Woolcombe Folly. The selection won at Kempton despite making a bad error with two to jump and was able to assert his authority close home. A notably large individual, that track may not have suited ideally and the longer straights at Doncaster should play to his strengths. El Dancer lost no cast in defeat behind Riverside Theatre. Lucy Wadham's charge shapes as if he may need further in time but good races for smart novices are in notably short supply at present and he is forced to take his chance today. Woolcombe Folly was a useful hurdler before absence. He is sure to be far enough forward in his work, though this represents a tough reappearance. Joe Jo Star was a very workmanlike performer over hurdles. He might just need this race following a six month absence. There was no fluke about I'm Delilah's beating of Noble Alan over course and distance. This is a much tougher assignment but she will be in receipt of plenty of weight. A quality turnout for a decent Grade 2 prize and Mad Max has the best credentials in the formbook.