Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 13:55 Ice Cream Direct Independent Wholesalers Handicap Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £5,653 2nd £1,660 3rd £830 4th £415
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.10s
  • Off time: 13:55:12
13:55 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kings Grey (IRE) 3/1
2nd Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 32223-2 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Kings Grey (IRE) 20
Nag me
8 11-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 129 3/14.00
2 F-17677 Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Rio Gael (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-12 p P Bowen T J O'Brien 129 9/110.00
3 8/2210-6 White, Black braces, striped sleeves and cap Mr Syntax (IRE) 196
Nag me
8 11-10 t T J Fitzgerald D Elsworth 127 7/18.00
4 451/1F-P White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Columbus Secret (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 K G Reveley Mr Colm Mccormack (7) 125 28/129.00
5 22233-1 Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots Be Definite (IRE) 29
Nag me
8 11-0 p T R George P J Brennan 117 2/13.00
6 25-6121 Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 10-8 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 111 3/14.00

Verdict

Only six have been entered for this but it still looks fairly open handicap. It's safe to assume that the luckless Kings Grey is Keith Reveley's stable pick with son James on board but his consistency means he gets no help from the handicapper. Rio Gael hasn't shown much lately and Mr Syntax has been off the track for a while but Tahiti Pearl improved again to win at Newcastle earlier this month and a further 6lb rise isn't excessive. BE DEFINITE was getting the better of True Blue when that rival fell at the last at Stratford. He's 5lb higher here but this appears to be his ground and trip and a follow-up is on the cards.