Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 14:05 Scott Dobson Memorial Doncaster Stakes 6f

  • Winner £15,836 2nd £5,989 3rd £2,993 4th £1,495
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.91s
  • Off time: 14:05:27
14:05 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Night Of Thunder (IRE) 6/4
2nd Aeolus 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 3116 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Stubbs (IRE) 130
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-4 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 103 9/25.50
2 (5) 511 Yellow, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Royal Blue cap Aeolus 15
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 E S Mcmahon G Gibbons 96 10/34.33
3 (3) 31163 Royal blue Brave Boy (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 v1 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 99 8/19.00
5 (6) 1 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Night Of Thunder (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 Richard Hannon R Hughes 6/42.50
6 (4) 13525 Red, Red cap, White spots Rufford (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 R A Fahey R L Moore 107 6/17.00
Non runners
4 (2)441110Deeds Not Words (IRE)29-1M R ChannonCharles Bishop92

Verdict

Rufford is the form pick on his close second to stablemate Supplicant in the Mill Reef on soft ground at Newbury but he didn't live up to that form at York last time when Brave Boy finished in front of him. Both are well exposed unlike Stubbs, who looked very smart in his earlier races and started favourite for the Coventry Stakes but didn't run his race. Aeolus was a wide-margin winner at Chester before landing a tough York nursery in fine style but those who witnessed the impressive victory of NIGHT OF THUNDER on ground with some give at Goodwood won't want to miss him and he can make sufficient progress to take this.