Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 16:20 Coopers Marquees Conditions Stakes1m 2f 60y

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.68s
  • Off time: 16:20:17
16:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cai Shen (IRE) 7/1
2nd Zeitoper 6/1
3rd Black Spirit (USA) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 12211-2 Dark Blue, Gold hoops, White sleeves and cap Sahara Sun (CHI) 213
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 t1 L M Cumani K Fallon 107 14/115.00
2 (8) 46-2836 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Black Spirit (USA) 53
Nag me
4 9-2 t C G Cox L Morris 108 11/112.00
3 (4) 5-36523 Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Elusive Pimpernel (USA) 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-2 J L Dunlop E Ahern 108 7/24.50
4 (7) 154-551 Pink, White sleeves Fallen Idol 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 J H M Gosden William Buick 108 15/82.88
5 (9) 51/43-76 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Rasmy 40
Nag me
4 9-2 M P Tregoning R Hills 107 8/19.00
6 (5) 225-090 Royal blue, white cap Wealthy (IRE) 53
Nag me
4 9-2 t Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 105 33/134.00
7 (3) 111/3 Royal blue Zeitoper 230
Nag me
4 9-2 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 100 6/17.00
8 (1) 232370 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Cai Shen (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 Richard Hannon R Hughes 103 7/18.00
Non runners
9 (6)30981-3Ceilidh House48-11R M BeckettJim Crowley102

Verdict

Three-year-olds have held their own against the older horses in this in the past but Cai Shen is the only representative of the classic generation this season and he was well behind Fallen Idol in a handicap at Sandown last month. John Gosden's four-year-old has to go on the short-list here now he's back in form, though he was behind Elusive Pimpernel in a Group 3 at Haydock previously and re-opposes on the same terms. John Dunlop's colt has plenty of ability but has proved hugely frustrating and there's no guarantee he'll run up to his best here, while both Sahara Sun and Zeitoper have to overcome lay-offs but wouldn't be far away if fully wound-up. At first glance, RASMY's chance isn't obvious as he finished behind Black Spirit and Fallen Idol at Sandown in July. He was in need of the run that day, however, and did a lot better when fifth at Goodwood subsequently. Marcus Tregoning's lightly-raced gelding should be cherry-ripe now and can take this.