Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 14:10 Follow At BetVictorRacing On Twitter Handicap 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 57.40s
  • Off time: 14:10:35
14:10 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Easter Meteor 2/1
2nd Midnight Sail 4/1
3rd Cootehill (IRE) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 FU/6745- Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Take The Breeze (FR) 329
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 H Fry Harry Skelton 140 14/115.00
2 3U047-0 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Divers (FR) 56
Nag me
8 11-10 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 138 14/115.00
3 3/1231-2 Green, Blue sleeves, Blue and Yellow quartered cap Easter Meteor 56
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 134 2/13.00
4 22-1608 Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Zitenka (IRE) 21
Nag me
10 11-5 b T D Easterby Lucy Alexander (3) 133 33/134.00
5 343F54 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Cootehill (IRE) 35
Nag me
8 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies B Hughes 133 18/119.00
6 PP/212-4 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Criqtonic (FR) 42
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-5 t1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 133 4/15.00
7 42-2265 Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 b D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 131 9/25.50
9 221-222 Emerald Green, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Midnight Sail 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-11 A King W Hutchinson 125 4/15.00
Non runners
86110-F3Niceonefrankie611-2Miss V WilliamsS Thomas130

Verdict

There's no doubt that Battle Group has the ability to win a race like this but he has proved very expensive to follow. Good ground could be a problem for top weight Take The Breeze, while Divers appears to be going backwards again and Zitenka also appears to have lost his way. Criqtonic should be winning soon, however, judged on his fourth at Ascot and Midnight Sail has been knocking on the door. EASTER METEOR has yet to finish out of the first three over fences and his second to Nadiya De La Vega at Cheltenham last month was a step up on last season's efforts. He looks the one to beat though Niceonefrankie looked to be on the way back at Kempton and could play a part.