Stradivarius bids to win his tenth successive race when challenging for the Doncaster Cup but with his odds expected to very short, other races from the Town Moor are covered in this Friday review.
A couple of decent two-year-old events are featured including the Flying Childers Stakes while a Group 3 race opens the card. The selected races are completed by a valuable handicap with three of the contests set to be televised on ITV racing and you can see our Doncaster betting tips below.
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This 7f Group 3 event for fillies and mares is a target for the Roger Varian trained Farzeen who has won both races after finishing seventh at Kempton during January in her only other start. Those victories were earned from late July onwards but in modest races, and it is difficult to assess the form of her latest easy win at Kempton.
It is also worth noting Di Fede who has been consistent in her latest four starts culminating in finishing just two lengths behind Suedois in a Group 3 event at Goodwood. The Ralph Beckett trained filly was also beaten by Pretty Baby in the Oak Tree Stake at Goodwood last season with the winner likely to contest this race.
Penalised for winning at this level, Pretty Baby could only finish eleventh in that same Goodwood contest this term but just four lengths behind the first-placed filly. She could be capable of defying top weight.
Tip – Pretty Baby to Win (7/1 with 888Sport)
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Staged over an extended 1m6f, this Class 2 contest has attracted Saroog with the 5-year-old winning his last two races at Class 2 and 3 level although he does to tend to favour fast ground.
Meanwhile, Bartholomeu Dias is offered an opportunity to redeem his reputation after two below-par efforts following a creditable fourth place in the Northumberland Plate. He returns to a more favourable mark for this contest.
Among the opposition, Sleeping Lion has yet to win above Class 3 level while Charles Kingsley has similar credentials but Frankie Dettori has been engaged by Mark Johnston.
Tip – Saroog to win (11/8 with William Hill)
Norfolk Stakes winner A’Ali is an expected contender in this race and he subsequently won another Group 2 event at Deauville over the same 5f distance as this contest. However, when tried in a Group 1 race over 6f at the French course, he was well beaten and now drops to his more favoured trip.
Alligator Alley from the Joseph O’Brien yard will provide a serious challenge after winning the Listed Roses Stakes at York last time. He was badly hampered at the start on that occasion and was beaten just one length by Liberty Beach on his previous outing at Goodwood.
Wheels Of Fire was fifth in that Group 3 contest and there is no reason to suggest that he can reverse placings in this race.
Tip – A’Ali to Win (11/8 with William Hill)
Having narrowly won the prestigious Convivial Maiden Stakes at the York Ebor meeting, Molatham will attempt to win this 7f Listed event and there is every possibility that he can improve for that effort where he led near the finish.
Opposition is likely to be provided by the Mark Johnston trained Visinari who was a very close third in the 6f July Stakes at Newmarket before finishing fourth behind decent horses in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood. This race is less demanding.
Aidan O’Brien is sending over another contender with Wichita narrowly winning his only start at the Curragh, although he was not asked a serious question.
Tip – Visinari to Win (5/2 with Ladbrokes)
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