Tips and analysis ahead of Sunday's meeting at Doncaster
The second of two days of consecutive action at Town Moor takes place on Sunday with a competitive seven-race card.
The first race gets underway at 1.20pm, with the finale at 5.25pm. We have previewed the pick of the action.
Conditions Stakes (4.15pm)
The feature race of the day is the £19,000 Conditions Stakes over 12 furlongs. Outbox looks a leading player for Hollie Doyle & Archie Watson having scored at Wolverhampton on his latest start, whilst also boasting solid Listed form last term.
His main rivals are Protected Guest who comes into the race on the back of a smooth win at Lingfield, but this demands more as he takes a big step up in class, along with Raymond Tusk who has plenty of smart form in his back catalogue and has his first run for Alan King. Finoah, having his first start for Tom Dascombe, completes the four runners.
The £11,500 Handicap at 3.40pm is a fascinating event in which Tamborrada bids to retain his unbeaten record for Charlie Appleby. The three-year-old son of Dubawi has easily justified favouritism in two starts on the All-Weather at Lingfield and is a leading player if transferring his form to turf.
Annandale has won his last two starts and is already proven on turf having scored at Bath in October and is another to note along with Bowland Park who was not disgraced in Listed company at Ascot in July.
Novice Stakes (1.55pm)
Across the rest of the card, Guru is one to note in the 1.55pm. He scored on his debut, looking a smart prospect, before disappointing at Kempton on his latest start. However, there is clearly more improvement to come and he is of interest back on turf. His rivals include Thaler who is bred in the purple, being related to Group scorers Passage Of Time and Time Test.
State Secretary shaped well on debut at Kempton in September and is another to note along with his stable companion at Richard Hannon’s yard, the unraced Lafan who cost £200,000 . Simon and Ed Crisford team up with 400,000gns buy Credence Star who is another well-bred newcomer to note along with Fury who counts Group scorer Yafta as a sibling.
Novice Stakes (2.30pm)
The second division of the novice stakes at 2.30pm is another interesting event in which Alpha King looks to get off the mark for John and Thady Gosden. The son of Kingman is related to the likes of Tsar and Juliet Foxtrot and shaped with promise when finishing runner-up on his first two starts.
Chateau d’If bids to defy a penalty having scored at Fontainebleu in November, whilst Carolus Magnus, a €38,000 purchase is a newcomer to note on what should prove to be an informative Sunday card on Town Moor.
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