Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 11:55 'In Loving Memory Of Scott Dobson' Beginners' Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 55.80s
  • Off time: 11:55:13
11:55 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wiesentraum (GER) 40/1
2nd Vintage Star (IRE) 4/1
3rd Achimota (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43174-4 Dark Blue, Pink diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Achimota (IRE) 34
Nag me
6 11-2 M Sheppard C Poste 119 28/129.00
2 1/0711-4 Yellow and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Yellow stars Featherintheattic (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-2 W Greatrex W Hutchinson 14/115.00
3 1/61-5 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap King's Grace 41
Nag me
6 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 124 9/25.50
4 12208-0 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Kings Lodge 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 N J Henderson A Tinkler 9/110.00
5 FFU-P45 Red, white cross belts, black sleeves, black cap, white star Nomadic Dreamer 19
Nag me
9 11-2 t M G Rimell Killian Moore (7) 110 100/1101.00
6 B11/P-23 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Renard D'irlande (FR) 9
Nag me
7 11-2 Miss V Williams S Thomas 125 9/25.50
7 7550-13 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Simonside 42
Nag me
9 11-2 B Ellison Danny Cook 16/117.00
8 112116/ Dark blue, beige cross belts, striped sleeves, quartered cap Sir Frank (IRE) 683
Nag me
7 11-2 D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 127 20/121.00
9 8213P-2 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Vintage Star (IRE) 41
Nag me
6 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 125 4/15.00
10 44140-2 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue cap Wiesentraum (GER) 212
Nag me
6 11-2 Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 110 40/141.00
11 4F5561- Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Zaru (FR) 261
Nag me
6 11-2 J Ewart B Hughes 18/119.00
12 343275- Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Jackies Solitaire 266
Nag me
4 10-2 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 7/24.50

Verdict

This looks a competitive opener as several of these are likely to prove just as good over fences as they were over timber. King's Grace had Featherintheattic behind when winning a maiden hurdle at Bangor a year ago and will have learned plenty from his chasing bow at Carlisle, though will need to reverse that form with runner-up Vintage Star. Simonside has been in good form over the smaller obstacles lately, while Kings Lodge, the returning Sir Frank and four-year-old filly Jackies Solitaire are other possibilities. Aidan Coleman performed heroics to keep the partnership intact when RENARD D'IRLANDE blundered at Wincanton nine days ago but the seven-year-old kept on really well to finish third that day and may well be good enough to open his account over fences here with a clear round.