Horse Racing tips: Mick Fitzgerald’s Thursday Lucky 15 to set the scene at Doncaster

It's Mick Fitz and his tellybox tips.


Doncaster 13.40

A 6f nursery for fillies and it’s a decent-sized and open-looking contest. Nazuna is prominent in the market after a win over 7 furlongs at this track last time. The ground is drying all the time which should suit her and a mark of 80 looks fair. This daughter of Kodiak will run a big race.

Sky Angel was runner up to Great Vibes at Newmarket and this daughter of Dark Angel looks a solid  option for Goldolphin.

I’m going to go for Golden Melody for the William Haggas yard though. This daughter of Velardo was strongly fancied for the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot where she showed good speed for a while,  before fading late on to finish seventh behind Dandalla. She bombed out at Haydock on soft ground after that but I’m willing to forgive her that run.

She looks a very good each-way play in a trappy contest.

Doncaster 14.10 

Zabeel Queen heads the market after a tidy success at Ascot over 7 furlongs and the extra furlong of this one mile trip should pose no problems for this beautifully bred daughter of Frankel.

We have Irish interest with Ubuntu for Joseph O’Brien. She faded late on at the Curragh to finish third to Divinely on heavy ground, but could be a real threat. Star of Emaraaty has a funny way of going about things, but has ability. She runs for new owners who will be hoping they can get an instant return on their investment.

Dubai Fountain ran a nice race against the boys at Sandown and is consistent while Indigo Girl really caught the eye with a sharp display at Yarmouth.

She really picked up inside the final furlong and that just swings the vote in her favour over Ubuntu.

Doncaster 15.15

Alpinista ran a hell of a race behind Love in the Yorkshire Oaks at York recently and that’s why she’s up at the head of the market. Believe in Love has won her last four races including three over different trips and different ground since the resumption of racing and has shot up the handicap from a mark of 76 to 107. I watched a re-run of the fourth-placed finish of Monica Sheriff in the Ebor and she would have finished closer, had she not been stopped a few times when trying to make her run.

Considering it was her first run of the season it makes that performance even better. She looks a cracking bet in this contest.


Doncaster 15:45

A competitive 7f handicap Iis the fourth and final leg of the Lucky 15 and Jumaira Bay and Eastern World are both being equipped with cheek pieces in the hope it brings out a little more improvement.

Jumaira Bay was a winner of a maiden on soft ground at Chepstow and before that was just behind Brunch at York, while Brunch was five lengths in front of Eastern World in a handicap at York recently, so Jumaira Bay looks to have the edge on that rival.

The track didn’t seem to suit Mr Snowdon at Goodwood and I am not sure the track suited him. I’ll give the Richard Hughes-trained runner another chance with the ground drying out.

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