Thursday’s racing tips – 5/1 NAP to get the Boom train rolling at Doncaster

Yesterday's NAP, Hariboux (centre) coming up just short at Doncaster.

Yesterday’s NAP, Hariboux (centre) coming up just short at Doncaster.

Our expert takes a look through the betting for all of tomorrow’s races at Doncaster and selects a strong contender in the feature Group Two as his best bet of the day with Coral.

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3:45pm Doncaster William Hill May Hill Stakes (Group 2) 1m

Cloak Of Spirits jumps right up to Group Two class, following an excellent debut victory at Ascot last month. This doesn’t seem the strongest renewal of the May Hill Stakes and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the favourite follow-up, but I’d still prefer to back a runner with experience running against group-class opponents.

West End Girl won a Sweet Solera Stakes where most of the big guns vastly under-performed and many of the winners from this year’s July Meeting have struggled on their following outings. Passion looks a strong stayer in the making and could be a player, but she still seemed like a work-in-progress when winning at Cork and could be one to follow in 2020.

BOOMER (NAP) is the runner I think has been overlooked in the betting for this year’s May Hill. Tom Dascombe and Richard Kingscote come into the St Leger meeting on the back of a record-breaking week at Haydock and there’s no doubting this talented young filly is open to further improvement as she steps up to a mile.

After suffering defeat in a hugely competitive maiden on debut, Boomer has won both of her subsequent starts. First, defeating a Godolphin filly by three lengths at Newbury, before securing an impressive victory over Dark Lady in the Prestige Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Kingscote was always confident his mount would hold on to win at Goodwood, using just hands-and-heels in encouraging Boomer to hold a subsequent pattern-race winner at arm’s length. During both her wins, Boomer has done her best work during the latter stages and good-to-firm ground could make her transition up to a mile even more comfortable.