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  • 14:05 William Hill Spring Mile 1m

  • (Handicap) (Str) £40,000 added 4yo+ 22 ran
  • Winner £24,924 2nd £7,464 3rd £3,732 4th £1,868
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 38.68s
  • Off time: 14:05:47

Full result

14:05 Doncaster Result 2nd April 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (16) Eton Forever (IRE) 9-7 N Callan R Varian 4 10/1
Chased leaders stands side group, led stands side group and overall leader over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong opened 17/2 touched 10/1
2nd (19) Dance And Dance (IRE) 9-8 Adam Beschizza (5) E F Vaughan 5 16/1
Held up mid-division stands side group, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong opened 16/1 touched 16/1
3rd (22) Manassas (IRE) 9-8 Louis Beuzelin (3) B J Meehan 6 16/1
Tracked leader stands side group, led stands side group over 2f out, ridden and head over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong opened 16/1 touched 16/1
4th (10) Justonefortheroad 9-5 P Hanagan R A Fahey 5 14/1
Held up towards rear far side group, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, led far side group 1f out, kept on, no impression with stands side group opened 20/1 touched 20/1
5th (17) nk Norman Orpen (IRE) 9-4 R L Moore Jane Chapple-Hyam 4 10/1
Slowly away, held up on outer stands side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong opened 10/1 touched 10/1
6th (15) nk Smarty Socks (IRE) 9-6 S De Sousa D O'Meara 7 25/1
Chased leaders stands side group, ridden over 2f out, one pace opened 33/1 touched 33/1
7th (12) Oriental Scot 9-5 S J Drowne W Jarvis 4 16/1
In rear far side group and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong opened 18/1 touched 20/1
8th (21) s.h Sir George (IRE) 9-2 B McHugh Ollie Pears 6 25/1
Chased leaders stands side group, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong opened 25/1 touched 25/1
9th (6) hd Pintura 9-5 Laura Pike (5) D M Simcock 4 20/1
Prominent far side group, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong opened 25/1 touched 25/1
10th (7) 1 Marajaa (IRE) 9-3 J Mackay W J Musson 9 50/1
Held up towards rear far side group, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, no extra opened 50/1 touched 50/1
11th (4) nse Kyllachy Star 9-7 Lee Topliss (5) R A Fahey 5 11/1
Mid-division far side group, headway and switched left over 1f out, kept on, no extra inside final furlong opened 12/1 touched 12/1
12th (20) 2 Charlie Cool 9-8 J P Sullivan (3) Mrs R Carr 8 40/1
Held up towards rear stands side group, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, never dangerous opened 40/1 touched 40/1
13th (3) Highland Knight (IRE) 9-3 David Probert A M Balding 4 16/1
Chased leaders far side group, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong opened 16/1 touched 16/1
14th (1) Kalk Bay (IRE) 9-7 J P Murtagh W J Haggas 4 13/2f
Chased leaders far side group, led far side group over 1f out, headed by farside group 1f out, kept on inside final furlong opened 8/1 touched 8/1
15th (8) Linnens Star (IRE) 9-2 Jim Crowley R M Beckett 4 14/1
Close up far side group, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 14/1 touched 14/1
16th (2) ½ Pleasant Day (IRE) 9-5 T Hamilton R A Fahey 4 33/1
Led far side group, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened opened 33/1 touched 33/1
17th (9) Breakheart (IRE) 9-5 T Eaves M Dods 4 12/1
Mid-division far side group, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong opened 16/1 touched 16/1
18th (13) 1 Medicinal Compound 9-5 P Makin K A Ryan 4 33/1
Dwelt, held up towards rear stands side group, ridden and weakened well over 2f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
19th (14) hd Champagne Style (USA) 9-3 A Kirby R C Guest 4 66/1
Held up towards rear on outer stands side group, ridden 2f out, soon weakened opened 66/1 touched 66/1
20th (18) hd Camerooney 9-6 D Swift (5) B Ellison 8 25/1
Led stands side group, headed by stands side group over 2f out, soon weakened opened 25/1 touched 28/1
21st (5) nk Mata Keranjang (USA) 9-5 J P Spencer P F I Cole 4 8/1
Mid-division far side group, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 13/2 touched 8/1
22nd (11) ½ Follow The Flag (IRE) (ex5) 9-3 T P Queally A J McCabe 7 40/1
Held up towards rear far side group, ridden 2f out, soon weakened opened 40/1 touched 40/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.80,£3.50,£4.80,£2.90
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£34.10 2&3:£45.80 1&3:£56.90

Jackpot: £13,559.38 carried forward to Doncaster, 3rd Apr
Placepot: £19,426.50, Pool: £203579.28, 7.65 winning tickets
Quadpot: £554.90, Pool: £13048.58, 17.4 winning tickets

Verdict

This was turned into something of a procession by ETON FOREVER, who provided rookie trainer Roger Varian with a first winner since taking over the training license from his former boss Michael Jarvis. The field predictably split into two groups, however whilst the far side group (low numbers) came several yards away from the far rail, the runners on the stands side were content to hug the rail. With the first three home on the near side, one would assume that there was an advantage in being drawn high, but this was probably as much down to the near-side group going a stronger pace throughout. Camerooney took them along but was left behind two furlongs out, as Manassas and Eton Forever moved on by. The former had tracked Camerooney throughout, but Neil Callan had not moved a muscle and it was clear at the furlong marker that he felt he had them all covered. He was right; the four-year-old shot clear when asked and the race was put to bed. The winner has only had five lifetime starts, and following the handicappers reaction will have to go up to at least listed class next. This was impressive and although the decent ground no doubt played a big part, the feeling is that this Oratorio gelding has not yet reached his potential. In the end Dance And Dance came through to take second spot from Manassas, and this was another step forward from Ed Vaughan's charge. He has a good record fresh, but was one of the only few runners to come with a decent challenge from off the pace, and he won't bump into such a progressive rival in the future. His jockey Adam Beschizza had to wait to delay his challenge as well so this rates a very good performance. Manassas was quite keen early on but the 2009 winner still saw his race out fairly well; he bounced back to form here and obviously loves Town Moor. Fourth home was Justonefortheroad who did by far the best of those on the far side. He probably still has some leeway with the handicapper, and although not a flashy worker at home, he certainly produces the goods on the track. Norman Orpen stayed on from off the pace next, having made his challenge more towards the centre of the track, with Smarty Socks next home. He ran well, especially as he was a bit keen towards the middle of the stands side group. Charlie Cool shaped with promise further back but looks to have his own ideas about the game, whilst Oriental Scot made up some late ground towards the centre of the track. Favourite Kalk Bay was always up with the pace on the far side but on ground quick enough for him, he was unable to pick up when a bit of a dawdle on that far side developed into a sprint. Sir George never really threatened, whilst Pintura travelled well for a long way but is another who should come on for the run; watch out for him at Chester later in the season.