Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 12:20 Kelly's Scooping Ice Cream Novices' Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.50s
  • Off time: 12:20:11
12:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Funny Star 13/8
2nd Ericht (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-05132 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Bar De Ligne (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 S Gollings D F O'Regan 126 3/14.00
2 5493U5 Pink, Purple triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Akula (IRE) 4
Nag me
6 11-1 M H Tompkins C Bolger 114 28/129.00
3 092-1P Emerald Green, White sleeves, Purple and White quartered cap Big George 41
Nag me
6 11-1 S Waugh Ryan Mania 125/1126.00
4 1422-33 Light Blue, Grey stars on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Grey star Carli King (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 11-1 Mrs Caroline Bailey T Messenger 40/141.00
5 171159- Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Ericht (IRE) 239
Nag me
7 11-1 N J Henderson A Tinkler 135 13/82.62
6 1/2P7-32 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Funny Star 11
Nag me
5 11-1 t P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 132 13/82.62

Verdict

Funny Star ran well on his fencing bow at Exeter but was readily outpaced at Plumpton next time. He may have a bit to prove now and Bar De Ligne sets a decent standard, especially on good ground. He possibly found 2m6f a shade too far at Market Rasen last time and his defeat of Grandads Horse at the same track in the summer has worked out well. ERICHT ended up over 3m at Aintree in the spring but had the pace to win a couple of bumpers earlier in his career and this is more his trip. Nicky Henderson will have him well prepared and he can make a winning start over fences. Carli King looks best of the rest.