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There’s The Door

There’s The Door was impressive in winning the 10-furlong handicap at Doncaster on Sunday. Slowly away and nicely settled by Pat Cosgrave on the inside early on, she moved up nicely on the far side early in the home straight as the field came stands side. She picked up well to hit the front at the two-furlong marker, and she cleared away from there, staying on strongly through the final furlong to win by almost five lengths in the end.

It was a really nice performance by David Evans’ filly on her seasonal debut. A winner of a novice stakes over seven furlongs on fast ground last season, she proved that she could handle soft ground too when she finished second in a nursery at Newmarket in October over nine furlongs. She saw out the 10 furlongs well here and she appeared to relish the testing conditions. The handicapper will have his say now, but she remains unexposed over middle distances and, from the family of Loughbrown Stakes winner Eye Of The Storm, she could be even better over a mile and a half. She does handle faster conditions, but she will be of greatest interest when conditions are testing.
Doncaster, 2nd April 2023