Doncaster

  • 17:20 Mollart Cox Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.70s
  • Off time: 17:20:32
17:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Viking Storm 4/1
2nd Fattsota 4/1
3rd New Hampshire (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 236/549 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Dreamspeed (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 9-12 A M Balding L P Keniry 98 9/110.00
2 (4) 8-94241 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Fattsota 55
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 M Botti A Kirby 96 4/15.00
3 (1) 38-1411 Black, Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Viking Storm 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 H J L Dunlop P Hanagan 95 4/15.00
4 (5) 922321 Yellow, Black triple diamond and armlets New Hampshire (USA) 48
Nag me
4 9-2 T Coyle Lee Topliss (3) 88 14/115.00
5 (7) 341237 Yellow, large Black spots, Black sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 R M Whitaker Hayley Turner 88 9/25.50
6 (8) 38-9148 Red and Black stripes, Black sleeves Incendo 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 t J R Fanshawe G Lee 85 14/115.00
7 (3) 119360 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Scatter Dice (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M Johnston J Fanning 92 12/113.00
8 (6) 15-6320 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Martin Chuzzlewit (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 8-10 v Sir Michael Stoute K Fallon 91 11/43.75

Verdict

Viking Storm is much improved this year and was winning for the third time in four starts when beating Ittirad at Ascot last month. The handicapper has taken note, however, and he's on a new career-high mark today. Fattsota is suited by this trip nowadays and is another to have scored at Ascot on his latest start but New Hampshire probably needs to improve again on his Carlisle win to follow up and it remains to be seen whether Dreamspeed retains all of his ability after time off, though he didn't run badly at Haydock two runs ago or in last month's Ebor. Scatter Dice and MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT both ran in the race won by Ahzeemah at Ascot last week but neither had much chance from an outside draw and ran accordingly. The former came out best but had a much harder race and we expect Sir Michael Stoute's colt to reverse the form today and open his account for the season as he'd gone very close in a hot handicap at York on his previous run. Rio's Rosanna and Incendo are useful handicappers but probably a shade high in the weights at present.