Doncaster

  • 14:35 Napoleons Sheffield Conditions Stakes6f

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.14s
  • Off time: 14:35:29
14:35 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eureka (IRE) 7/2
2nd Gold City (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1156 Emerald Green, Red halved sleeves, quartered cap Eureka (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 102 7/24.50
2 (1) 112 Royal blue Gold City (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 97 2/13.00
3 (5) 1 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-13 B Smart T Eaves 12/113.00
4 (4) 1 Maroon, light blue and maroon quartered cap Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-11 M L W Bell J P Spencer 5/23.50
5 (2) 15 Black and White (quartered), Emerald Green collar and sleeves, White cap Artistic Jewel (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 8-8 E S McMahon Graham Gibbons 88 11/26.50

Verdict

Eureka has been highly tried since notching a double in May and June but far from disgraced in finishing fifth in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury and sixth in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood. This is less competitive but he is conceding weight all round and may find GOLD CITY too strong. The Godolphin colt looked likely to extend his unbeaten record in Ripon's Two-Year-Old Trophy until cut down close home by Gerfalcon. He's still heading in the right direction and will appreciate today's quicker surface. Artistic Jewel tries 6f for the first time but was a trifle unlucky at Newbury last time and may be best of the rest ahead of maiden winners Alaskan Bullet and Foxtrot Romeo.