Doncaster Friday – Horses To Note on Town Moor
Doncaster’s Friday Trio To Note
Doncaster host a seven-race card including the feature Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle. Our editor has marked your card and included three selections on the card to watch out for this Friday.
11:55 Free Tips On attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle – MASTER BLAZE
Trainer David Pipe may well have another classy French import on his hands in the shape of Master Blaze who was last seen winning by 5l in a Claiming Chase event at Compiegne back in September.
The three-year-old quickened away smartly to win comfortably on heavy ground over 2m1f and could be a very smart prospect now starting out for the Somerset handler.
The owners have previously had success with Grade 1 winning hurdler Adagio in these colours for David Pipe and it will be fascinating to see how three-year-old Master Blaze shows up now making his stable and British racing debut.
13:40 Read Hollie Doyle’s Column On attheraces.com Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase – EMIR SACREE
Trainer Nicky Henderson will be pleased with the start Emir Sacree has made since joining the team at Seven Barrows, the seven-year-old has won two out of three starts in Britain and was impressive in putting in a foot-perfect display over fences last time out at Carlisle.
After failing to win when trained in France, the seven-year-old has seemingly improved since crossing the channel and returns to Doncaster on Friday where he ran with credit in the Grade 2 Albert Bartlett River Don Novices’ Hurdle at the start of the year.
Emir Sacree will face competition from the likes of Solwara One and Flic Ou Voyou in this contest but Nicky Henderson’s charge looks the one they all have to beat now connections have sent him back over the larger obstacles.
14:15 Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle – GOOBINATOR
Donald McCain will be hopeful of providing another winner for long-standing owner Tim Leslie with Goobinator who has enjoyed a productive season on the flat, winning handicaps at York and Haydock before finishing fourth in the Cesarewitch behind Buzz at Newmarket.
Those impressive flat performances have seen Goobinator return to form after being largely disappointing since his three-year-old campaign where he recorded a win on the All-Weather and two hurdle victories.
Things didn’t quite go to plan when returning to hurdles at Bangor last time out however as the five-year-old was sent off a well-backed 13/8 favourite but fell three from home when still travelling well in behind the leaders.
Donald Mccain has had his charge lined up in plenty of other engagements recently but has seemingly decided to wait until Friday to run Goobinator back over hurdles once more.
Connections will be hopeful Goobinator can return to winning ways on Friday from what seems a very lenient looking mark compared to his past exploits and wins recently on the level.