Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 18:05 Harriet De-Vere Powell Handicap 1m

  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.93s
  • Off time: 18:05:27
18:05 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ascription (IRE) 2/1
2nd Gabrial The Great (IRE) 11/2
3rd Levitate 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 727030 Royal blue Sandagiyr (FR) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 107 9/110.00
3 (9) 179-368 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Stand My Ground (IRE) 116
Nag me
6 9-5 D O'Meara D Tudhope 102 12/113.00
4 (2) 26-7802 Royal blue, white cap Pied A Terre (AUS) 28
Nag me
5 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 99 9/110.00
5 (1) 9-62612 Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Ascription (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 ht H Palmer William Buick 98 2/13.00
6 (4) 342149 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial The Great (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 8-13 L M Cumani James Doyle 96 11/26.50
7 (10) 7-62400 Beige, brown armlets Global Village (IRE) 13
Nag me
8 8-11 B Ellison T P O'Shea 94 6/17.00
8 (5) 260-104 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Levitate 106
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 v J J Quinn R Winston 93 13/27.50
9 (3) 230880 Red and black stripes, red sleeves, black spots Anderiego (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 D O'Meara G Gibbons 90 16/117.00
11 (11) 2-1144 Pink, Dark Blue diamond, sleeves and cap Stepping Ahead (FR) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-5 K R Burke Martin Dwyer 90 10/111.00
Non runners
2 (8)610161Mont Ras (IRE)69-6D O'MearaG Lee103
10 (6)1107Ajraam (USA)38-6C HillsP Hanagan94

Verdict

Mont Ras blitzed his rivals from the front at York last month but had a 5lb claimer on board that day and is also 5lb higher here. His front-running tactics may not be as effective on this slower surface and you would expect stablemate Anderiego and Sandagiyr to get closer. As well as the latter Saeed bin Suroor, who is bidding for a hat-trick in this race, also runs PIED A TERRE. A Grade 2 winner on good to soft going in his native Australia last year, he's taken a while to acclimatise but only found Shebebi too good over 7f here last month and looks poised to recapture the winning thread. Ascription won't mind the ground but has gone up a further 4lb since finishing second at Haydock while the three-year-olds Ajraam and Stepping Ahead don't look particularly well treated. Levitate and Global Village were first and second in the Lincoln here in March but the former returns from a break today while the latter has been a little disappointing of late.