Saturday racing preview: Sky could be the limit at Doncaster

Twilight racing returns to Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday with a competitive seven-race card on Town Moor.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 10:48 am
Action from Doncaster. Photo: Mike Egerton - Pool / Getty Images

The meeting gets underway at 5.35pm and concludes at 8.35pm. We have previewed the pick of the action.

The feature race of the evening is the £21,500 Premier Fillies’ Handicap at 7.05pm over 10 furlongs. The three-year-old was a smart winner on debut for Sylvester Kirk and has run two solid races in defeat for Marco Botti. She is a leading player along with Miss Mulligan who shaped well on her return to action at Ascot in May, whilst she also boasts form at the track, filling third in a handicap event last year.

Galah represents the rampant Ralph Beckett who is currently operating at a 19% strike-rate. Fifth at Windsor on her reappearance, she should come on for that run and is respected along with top-weight Midrarr who was a good second at Haydock in a competitive event in September.

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Roseabad was behind potential Derby contender Mohaafeth at Newmarket on her reappearance and could take another step forward, whilst stable companion Coupe De Champagne was third on Town Moor last time out. The seven runners are completed by Mere Green who returns to action having finished down the field in three Group events last term.

Elsewhere on the card, the seven-furlong handicap at 7.35pm carries a prize fund of £12,000 and features the talented Beau Jardine. The three-year-old is unbeaten in two starts and impressed when scoring at Kempton last time out. The £85,000 purchase has to carry top-weight, but is capable of further improvement.

Third Kingdom runs in the Mishriff colours for John and Thady Gosden and seeks to back up a smooth win at Newcastle on the All-Weather last time out. A handicap mark of 88 looks fair and he has to be respected along with Double Dealing who has won his last three starts on a synthetic surface.

Isla Kai was a winner at Redcar last term and having finished fourth on her reappearance on the All-Weather at Newcastle in April, he looks an interesting proposition along with North Of Amazing who was third on his reappearance at Haydock. The six runners are completed by Choritzo who needs to improve following a seventh-placed effort last time.

Across the rest of the card, Skyrunner looks an interesting runner in the Novice Stakes over six furlongs at 6.35pm for William Haggas. The son of Invincible Spirit sees to back up a smart win over seven furlongs at Doncaster last month. His main rivals include Rogue Bear who also looks to defy a penalty having scored in fine fashion at the track in April.

Hello Zabeel was second at Doncaster in March and is bound to come forward for that effort. The son of Frankel is a fascinating runner, along with General Second who also filled the runner-up position at Doncaster earlier this month and is another horse open to further improvement in a fascinating race which could throw up some talented stars of the future

Doncaster selections

5.35pm Eloquent Arthur

6.05pm Koda Legend

6.35pm Skyrunner

7.05pm Invite

7.35pm Beau Jardine

8.05pm True Mason

8.35pm Ingleby Hollow

Analysis via Betfair