Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 17:35 AJA Gentleman Amateur Riders' Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £2,496 2nd £774 3rd £387 4th £194
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.32s
  • Off time: 17:35:54
17:35 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Darakti (IRE) 16/1
2nd Khotan 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 752- Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap Khotan 212
Nag me
3 11-7 Sir Mark Prescott Mr F Mitchell (3) 70 4/61.67
2 (3) 76-614 Light blue, brown epaulets, brown sleeves, light blue armlets, striped cap Akdam (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-5 A W Carroll Mr M J J Smith (3) 68 9/25.50
3 (2) 57-522 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Handiwork 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 10-13 M L W Bell Mr Richard Spencer (5) 62 4/15.00
4 (4) 959-446 Black, maroon diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Jawinski (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 10-8 P D Evans Mr Tom Greenway 57 12/113.00
5 (1) 047-163 Purple, Pink hoop Darakti (IRE) 5
Nag me
3 10-7 v1 A J Mccabe Mr Ben Ffrench Davis (7) 55 16/117.00

Verdict

KHOTAN is by Hernando so should have no problem with the step up in trip. Brought along quietly last year, it would be no surprise if he ran up a sequence in this grade this year and is expected to defy top weight on his reappearance. The danger may be Handiwork, who only found one too good at Lingfield and Kempton last month. Akdam won at Wolverhampton before finishing a close-up fourth at Windsor and shouldn't be far away but Jawinski disappointed when favourite at Bath and Darakti would need to improve for the fitting of a visor as he's only won a Fibresand seller so far.