Tips and analysis ahead of Friday evening meeting at Doncaster
A competitive seven-race card takes place at Doncaster on Friday evening, with up to 4000 racegoers allowed to attend the meeting.
The action gets underway at 5.53pm, with the finale at 8.53pm. We’ve previewed the meeting with our race by race guide.
5.53pm Mile Handicap. Selection: Dollar Bid
A fascinating event to get things started. Tahitian Prince is a danger if transferring the form of his Kempton win from May, but Dollar Bid looks a typical Sir Michael Stoute improver. The son of Frankel impressed with the manner of his win at Lingfield in April and can defy a 4lb rise.
6.23pm Novice Stakes. Selection: Bashosh
Roger Varian could hold the key with Bashosh. The three-year-old will have to defy a penalty, but he was very impressive at Leicester last month, when scooting clear to win by four lengths. Fellow last time out winner Anmaat is respected, but Bashosh looks the leading player here.
6.53pm Seven-furlong Handicap. Selection: Kingmania (NAP)
Chris Wall’s team are just starting to hit top gear and Kingmania impressed with his smooth win at Leicester in April and given plenty of time off since that run, he can overcome an 8lb higher mark in this event.
7.23pm Seven-furlong Handicap. Selection: Blue Mist
This is a cracking handicap with a prize fund of £20,000. Turn On The Charm is progressing with every start and impressed when scoring at Lingfield last time out. He is respected, along with Tiger Crusade who scored in good style at Kempton on his latest start and also benefits from Jamie Spencer being in the plate. However, Blue Mist is a very smart horse at his best and the son of Makfi continues to slip down the handicap. A mark of 98 is eye-catching and the long straight at Doncaster could really suit.
7.53pm Six-furlong Handicap. Selection: Savalas
Savalas has been knocking at the door this term with two solid runs in defeat at Thirsk and Redcar. The step up to six furlongs should suit and he gets the vote.
8.23pm 12-furlong Handicap. Selection: Evaluation
Her Majesty The Queen is chasing a winner on Town Moor with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Evaluation. The three-year-old failed to justify favouritism at Salisbury last time out, but was not disgraced and this son of Gold Cup hero Estimate is a leading player along with the unexposed Monbaher who filled third on his latest start.
8.53pm 10-furlong Handicap. Selection: Bague D’Or
An interesting event in which Boltaway looks a likely improver for Roger Charlton having blown away the cobwebs when fourth at Nottingham last time out. This step up in trip will suit and he is respected along with Amy Beach, a narrow winner at Salisbury last time out and Corbulo who has won two of his three starts this year. However, Chris Wall could be in for a good evening on Town Moor as Bague D’Or can defy a 6lb rise for his impressive win at Yarmouth. This is no easy task off top-weight, but he is a typically progressive runner for this yard and can land the finale.
Selections from OLBG