Doncaster

  • 13:00 Healthwatch Doncaster Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 21.50s
  • Off time: 13:00:34
13:00 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocky Creek (IRE) 4/6
2nd Molotof (FR) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 83416-1 Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Cloudy Too (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 129 12/113.00
2 11105-1 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Molotof (FR) 46
Nag me
5 11-8 N J Henderson J McGrath (5) 140 5/16.00
3 1432-91 Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap So Fine (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 139 9/110.00
4 5P111-P Beige and Brown (quartered), Brown sleeves Attaglance 64
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-1 t J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 6/17.00
5 1/218-2 Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Rocky Creek (IRE) 53
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 140 4/61.67

Verdict

Attaglance was much-improved over hurdles last season but his chase debut at Carlisle ended up a damp squib as he was pulled up having never travelled well. The heavy ground may well have been to blame and he could a different proposition now however. Molotof looks the pick of the three previous chase winners having won easily over 2m at Taunton. Runner-up Changing Times has won twice since but this will be his first try over 3m and Cloudy Too and So Fine are both proven stayers, as is ROCKY CREEK. His second to Harry Topper at Exeter now looks very decent novice form and the fact that he gets 7lb from all but one of his rivals could swing things his way this afternoon.