Doncaster Races: Here's your tips for Thursday's jumps meeting from Racing Post expert

Doncaster Racecourse hosts an interesting seven-race card on Thursday with over £52,000 of prize money up for grabs.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 8:00 am
Doncaster Racecourse: Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The first race is off at 1.23pm, which is part of the new race time initiative, and the final contest culminates at 4.40pm.

The Racing Post have previewed all the action with stats and analysis.

The feature contest on the card is the £10,500 Betsafe Extra Place Race Handicap Hurdle which is off at 2.55pm.

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A host of fascinating contenders are set to line-up including the unexposed Dubai Angel for North Yorkshire trainer trainer Ruth Jefferson.

The nine-year-old benefitted from wind surgery when bolting up by six lengths at Wetherby in December, but something was amiss when he was pulled-up back at the track on Boxing Day.

This race perhaps lacks the strength in depth of that event and Jefferson is currently operating at a 17% strike-rate in the last two weeks.

Top-weight Jenkins boasts strong form in his back catalogue and represents trainer Charlie Longsdon.

Formerly with Nicky Henderson, the eight-year-old son of Azamour has disappointed in two starts so far for Longsdon, who is operating at a 7% strike-rate in the last two weeks.

However, this event lacks substance and he is set to be partnered by Bryony Frost.

Zoffee looks to have leading claims for Philip Hobbs in the £7,273 Juvenile Maiden Hurdle (1.53pm).

A beaten favourite on both of his starts so far, this race looks well within his compass if replicating his efforts at Taunton or Market Rasen.

Hobbs also boasts a decent record at Doncaster with an 18% strike-rate in the last five years, whilst he is currently operating at a 26% strike-rate in the last two weeks.

The £5,800 Betsafe Novices Hurdle (3.30pm) is a fascinating contest and features a number of talented horses.

They include Buzz for Nicky Henderson who recorded a narrow winner over a subsequent Grade Two winner at Taunton in January on his debut for the Lambourn trainer.

Seven Barrows maestro Henderson is in stellar form, operating at a 24% strike-rate in the last 14 days, whilst Henderson has also saddled 94 winners during his career at the track.

Other interesting contenders in the contest include Glory And Fortune, who has finished behind talented hurdlers Thebannerkingrebel and Chantry House in his last two runs.

His trainer Tom Lacey is also operating at a healthy 25% in the last two weeks.

Doncaster selections:

1.23pm Follow Us On Twitter At BetsafeRacing Handicap Chase 3m

Tip: Innisfree Lad

1.53pm Betsafe Best Odds Guaranteed Juvenile Maiden Hurdle 2m½f

Tip: Zoffee

2.23pm Betsafe Top Price All Runners Handicap Chase 2m4½f

Tip: Well Smitten

2.55pm Betsafe Extra Place Race Handicap Hurdle 3m½f

Tip: Dubai Angel

3.30pm Betsafe Novices’ Hurdle 2m½f

Tip: Buzz

4.04pm Betsafe Racing From Over 40 Countries Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m3½f

Tip: Sandymount Rose

4.40pm Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle 2m½f

Tip: Armattiekan

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