Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 15:05 Racing Post Trophy 1m

  • Winner £122,494 2nd £46,440 3rd £23,242 4th £11,578
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.32s
  • Off time: 15:05:31
15:05 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kingsbarns (IRE) 15/8
2nd Van Der Neer 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 127354 Emerald Green, Dark Blue sleeves Birdman (IRE) 28
Nag me
2 9-0 D M Simcock Martin Lane 105 50/151.00
2 (4) 311 Emerald green, red chevron, red cap, emerald green diamond First Cornerstone (IRE) 62
Nag me
2 9-0 A Oliver C D Hayes 112 11/112.00
3 (7) 1 Dark Blue Kingsbarns (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 15/82.88
4 (6) 1126 Light Green, Pink stars Sir Patrick Moore (FR) 67
Nag me
2 9-0 H J L Dunlop Hayley Turner 50/151.00
5 (3) 21211 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Steeler (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 M Johnston K Fallon 112 7/24.50
6 (5) 211 White, Purple stripe, check cap Trading Leather (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 3/14.00
7 (1) 11 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Van Der Neer 11
Nag me
2 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 5/16.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won two of the last three renewals with Sir Nicholas Abbey and Camelot so the once-raced Kingsbarns has to come into the reckoning. Sent off odds-on for his debut at Navan, he duly obliged by seven lengths and could be anything. Trading Leather has yet to encounter soft ground but improved to land a Group 2 at Newmarket a fortnight ago. He beat the Richard Hannon-trained Montiridge on that occasion which gives the East Everleigh handler a good pointer to the chances of the unbeaten Van Der Neer, a conditions race winner at Leicester earlier this month. Steeler is a leading contender having won the Group 2 Royal Lodge at Newmarket in good style with Birdman back in fourth. But the latter had also earlier finished behind FIRST CORNERSTONE in the Futurity Stakes at the Curragh where Andy Oliver's colt won over 7f in testing ground. He'll relish this longer trip and should be bang there at the finish. Sir Patrick Moore will have to step up on his recent form in France to figure in this company.