Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 14:25 Stobart Doncaster Cup 2m 2f

  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.83s
  • Off time: 14:25:29
14:25 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saddler's Rock (IRE) 11/2
2nd Opinion Poll (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 621037 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Blue Bajan (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
9 9-4 D O'Meara D Tudhope 113 14/115.00
2 (4) 234211 Royal blue Opinion Poll (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 9-4 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 116 11/82.38
3 (1) 20-9253 Maroon, White Diamonds on Sleeves Bergo (GER) 20
Nag me
8 9-1 G L Moore G Baker 108 12/113.00
4 (8) 225-212 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Tactician 20
Nag me
4 9-1 M L W Bell E Ahern 108 13/27.50
5 (6) 241-2P0 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tastahil (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-1 C Hills R Hills 113 12/113.00
7 (5) 332-931 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Motrice 13
Nag me
4 8-12 Sir Mark Prescott P Hanagan 107 9/25.50
8 (2) 75113 Yellow, red chevrons, hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-1 t J M Oxx N G McCullagh 97 11/26.50
Non runners
6 (3)3901-49Dayia (IRE)78-12Mrs L PearceJim Crowley93

Verdict

Opinion Poll's proven stamina saw him repel the challenge of Duncan in the Lonsdale Cup at York last month. Bergo finished third but there seems no reason why Gary Moore's eight-year-old should reverse the form here on identical terms, while Blue Bajan was even further behind. Godolphin's five-year-old could only finish fourth in this 12 months ago, however, having won the same York race and has to overturn that form today with both Tastahil and MOTRICE. Only a head split that pair last year but Sir Mark Prescott's filly comes into this contest in far better form having won the March Stakes at Goodwood less than two weeks ago. She did finish behind Opinion Poll in the Ascot Gold Cup on her reappearance but can be forgiven that effort and may still be improving. Ebor runner-up Tactician has a bit to prove in this grade but the three-year-old Saddler's Rock gets plenty of weight and could make the frame if he stays.