Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 14:20 Crownhotel-bawtry.com Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.89s
  • Off time: 14:24:12
14:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ardent 7/2
2nd Al Muthanaa 8/13
3rd Self Employed 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Al Muthanaa 28
Nag me
3 9-3 W J Haggas Liam Jones 8/131.62
2 (5) 80 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, Dark Blue cap Barton Bounty 15
Nag me
3 9-3 P D Niven James P Sullivan (3) 100/1101.00
3 (1) White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and cap Bigern
Nag me
3 9-3 M Mullineaux R Ffrench 66/167.00
4 (7) 0 Dark Blue, Light Blue hollow box and armlets Clearly Cryptonite (USA) 74
Nag me
3 9-3 T J Pitt L Vickers 66/167.00
5 (10) 0 Royal blue and yellow diamonds, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Premier Contender (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 9-3 D Nicholls M O'connell (5) 22/123.00
6 (9) 2 Dark Blue, Red stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Self Employed 43
Nag me
3 9-3 G Woodward R Winston 13/27.50
7 (2) 5- Black, Beige hollow box and cap Tsar Bomba (USA) 446
Nag me
3 9-3 T D Barron D Heslop (5) 20/121.00
8 (3) 5-23874 Royal Blue, Grey epaulets Nativity 14
Nag me
4 9-2 J L Spearing J Quinn 52 14/115.00
9 (6) 7 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Ardent 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 J H M Gosden N Mackay 7/24.50
10 (8) Maroon, Grey chevrons on sleeves, Grey cap, Maroon diamonds Miss Blink
Nag me
3 8-12 R Bastiman S De Sousa 50/151.00
11 (11) 672 White, red epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Red Roar (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-12 A Berry M Coumbe (5) 53 20/121.00

Verdict

It'll be disappointing if AL MUTHANAA can't take advantage of what looks a great opportunity. The Haggas-trained gelding showed abundant promise on his debut at Newmarket when beaten by a rival with experience and this son of a Group One winning juvenile should win this if repeating the effort, let alone improving as expected. Self Employed did well to take a distance second on his debut and this drop back to six should serve him well while Ardent was sent a long way to make her debut at Thirsk and attracted plenty of support prior to finishing seventh. She can learn from the experience and run well in a weak race, a point highlighted by the fact that 52-rated four-year-old Nativity may well be best of the rest.