Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 15:35 Williamhill.com - Play Roulette Doncaster Shield1m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.51s
  • Off time: 15:35:43
15:35 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Merchant of Dubai 9/2
2nd Spruce (USA) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 45/3119- Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Furmigadelagiusta 260
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 R A Fahey P Hanagan 108 15/82.88
2 (5) 16/1672- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Prince Apollo 208
Nag me
5 9-4 Ian Williams J P Spencer 95 14/115.00
3 (1) 4533-31 Purple, White epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Daaweitza 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 B Ellison T Eaves 84 50/151.00
4 (7) 312861- Dark blue, grey epaulets, grey cap Merchant of Dubai 128
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 G A Swinbank R Winston 99 9/25.50
5 (4) 15-0662 Purple, Gold chevron hoop, Red, Purple and Gold hooped sleeves, Purple cap, Gold stars Record Breaker (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 b M Johnston R Hills 100 4/15.00
6 (6) 211115 Red and royal blue diabolo, striped sleeves and cap Spruce (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 Miss J Feilden J Quinn 95 16/117.00
8 (2) 4/24164- Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Hidden Brief 109
Nag me
4 8-7 M A Jarvis N Callan (ex1) 94 7/24.50
Non runners
7 (3)044111-Bow To No One (IRE)48-7A P JarvisA Munro86

Verdict

The weights for the 2010 renewal of the Doncaster Shield marginally favour Furmigadelagiusta but with not much to find and perhaps that bit fitter we prefer Mark Johnston's RECORD BREAKER with Merchant Of Dubai looking best of the rest. There was plenty to like about the pick's return from a break when he took to the Polytrack for the first time in a listed contest at Kempton. He was only caught in the final strides that day and given his good record in some valuable handicaps he should be that bit sharper to find what he needs to win this. Furmigadelagiusta won a listed contest on his penultimate start before a poor effort in a handicap race of the same standard last time. Off these terms he has every chance but we just feel the fitness of the pick will play a part. Merchant Of Dubai hasn't been away from the track that long so should be capable of a bold bid to follow up on his narrow victory at Wolverhampton last time but he'll need to improve to score off these terms. If this does come down to race fitness then the on-form Spruce should go well but with him given a mountain to climb at the weights we prefer Record Breaker.