Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 14:40 Bet Through The Racing Post Mobile App Nursery 1m

  • Winner £5,822 2nd £1,732 3rd £866 4th £433
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.90s
  • Off time: 14:40:31
14:40 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ronaldinho (IRE) 6/1
2nd Fat Gary 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 43212 Royal blue Darkening (IRE) 29
Nag me
2 9-7 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 89 7/42.75
2 (3) 226116 White, Maroon and White quartered cap Ronaldinho (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-4 Richard Hannon Jim Crowley 86 6/17.00
3 (5) 5114 Yellow, Light Green epaulets, striped cap Penny Rose 20
Nag me
2 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 86 15/82.88
4 (1) 914 Dark Green, Yellow triple diamond Fat Gary 10
Nag me
2 9-3 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 85 8/19.00
5 (2) 936182 White, Royal Blue seams and sleeves, Yellow cap Aint Got A Scooby (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 7-12 C G Cox Ryan Powell (3)(ex1) 64 15/28.50

Verdict

Darkening's head second to Red Avenger at Newmarket was a cracking effort. This trip clearly suits and the Godolphin colt should take all the beating but we're going to take him on with PENNY ROSE. This will be the filly's first try over 1m but her breeding suggests she'll enjoy the stiffer test of stamina and she certainly wasn't stopping when fourth in the Tattersalls Millions earlier this month. Ronaldhino is useful and had the re-opposing Ain't Got A Scooby behind when winning at Goodwood in August but he's more exposed than most of his rivals while Fat Gary didn't advertise his claims when last of four over 7f at Leicester.