Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 13:05 Pland Stainless Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 3.20s
  • Off time: 13:05:36
13:05 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harry The Viking 9/4
2nd Saint Are (FR) 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 772-421 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 b D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 120 6/17.00
2 U4U810 Mauve, Purple stars, quartered cap Noble Witness (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 p C T Pogson A Pogson 104 100/1101.00
3 F/140-3 Black, Black and Pink check cap Court By Surprise (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-1 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 15/28.50
4 PU/12-11 Red, White stars on sleeves Harry The Viking 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 9/43.25
5 3P1212/ White, black chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, red cap Master Flight 608
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 J Scott N Schofield 28/129.00
6 F31-025 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 142 11/102.10
Non runners
7180-301Emmaslegend610-8Miss S SmithL Treadwell110

Verdict

Court By Surprise spoiled his chance by continually jumping right on his chasing bow at Uttoxeter. A repeat of that trait would also cost him ground here though he does still have plenty of scope. HARRY THE VIKING has always looked likely to make a better chaser than hurdler but has still managed a couple of wins over the smaller obstacles this season and will lack nothing in fitness. He gets the vote today as Saint Are was let down by his jumping at Cheltenham last time and Southwell winner Lively Baron will do well to follow up in this much better race under a penalty. Ascot hurdles winner Emmaslegend has the ground in her favour but faces a stiff task on her fencing debut.