Doncaster takes centre stage for ITV Racing’s coverage on Friday and I have picked out four for you to get stuck into.
Her Majesty The Queen has a good chance in here with Calculation. Seinesational beat him at Sandown and then went and won at Goodwood afterwards – but the problem with that is that Calculation has gone up 5lb too.
Alfaatik won at York on his first run of the season. You would expect him to improve for that and this lightly raced gelding by Sea The Stars could be ahead of the handicapper.
Sleeping Lion came from a fair way back at Ascot but, then again, so did the winner Island Brave. He did win this race last year off a mark that’s only 3lb lower than what he has now. He loves this track and that sways it for me.
Jim Crowley has a good book of rides and his mount in this one, Ghalyoon, was narrowly beaten here last time. The wind op seems to have done the trick for him. His trainer has had a resurgence and it would be great if this lad could continue that run.
Musicality got beaten at Leicester by Byline, but he has come forward since then. Tranchee has good form on soft ground but being by War Front he should be well able to cope with faster ground.
Chiefofchiefs won at Royal Ascot and ran well there last time. I think this track is made for him and he gets the nod. He is a value bet.
There’s Royal Ascot form aplenty in The Flying Childers Stakes with the Queen Mary runner-up Sacred and Norfolk winner The Lir Jet running.
Steel Bull and Frenetic are both trained in Ireland and try their luck here. Steel Bull was a little disappointing last time, but the one I really like Frenetic.
She is a pocket rocket and her form is strong with Miss Amulet franking her Naas 2nd by winning and beating Sacred at York. Frenetic gets the nod.
Revolver is a hell of a success story as he has won his last five starting with a Pontefract win off 57. He is now rated 98! How much of a certainty was he off 57?
Red Verdon won at the track in June and ran OK in France recently behind Telecaster. His four runs at Doncaster have seen him win two and finish narrowly beaten second twice. Frankie is booked to ride and he gets the nod over Spanish Mission.
Mick Fitz’s tips for Doncaster on Friday
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