Trueshan came home well ahead of Frankie Dettori’s mount Stradivarius at Ascot last October. The top stayers line up for their long-awaited clash in the Doncaster Cup
STRADIVARIUS should have the right conditions to repeat his victory of two years ago in the Group 2 Doncaster Cup (2.40) on Town Moor today.
Although he came up short in his bid for a fourth Gold Cup at Ascot in June, the John and Thady Gosden star stayer was back to winning form in the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup at York last time with a head defeat of Spanish Mission.
Even if Trueshan is given Alan King’s blessing to take part, it’s likely the ground will remain in Stradivarius’s favour, and Frankie Dettori – in treble form in South Yorkshire yesterday – should again be in celebratory mood.
George Boughey has made a flying start to his training career, and a new landmark – a first Group 2 success – could well be in store, courtesy of Wainwright Flying Childers Stakes (2.10) runner CORAZON.
The daughter of Markaz put up a game effort to lift ParisLongchamp’s Group 3 Prix d’Arenberg eight days ago, and still has untapped potential on the fourth start of her career.
It’s hard to get away from Irish challenger SEVENNA STAR in the racehorselotto.com Mallard Handicap (3.15) after Emmet Mullins’ raider failed to get the rub of the green at Killarney on his most recent outing.
He has been the very model of consistency over the past two campaigns, but ABLE KANE still may prove to be on a winning mark in the Cazoo Handicap (3.45).
The way the Marcus Tregoning-trained RIBHI scored on debut at Salisbury last month hinted at a bright future, and the Jim Crowley’s mount merits the step up to Listed grade for the Cazoo Flying Scotsman Stakes (1.40).
All of Newsboy’s tips for Friday
1.10 BAY OF HONOUR
3.15 SEVENNA STAR (NB)
3.45 ABLE KANE
4.20 SEA LA ROSA
1.00 DESERT TEAM
1.30 GLAMOUROUS BREEZE
2.30 KETTLE HILL (NAP)
3.35 PEARL BAY
4.05 LADY RESET
2.20 WAY TO WIN
2.50 FAST STEPS
5.05 KICK ON KICK ON
4.13 WIND YOUR NECK IN
5.15 HATTIE C
5.45 NURSE FLORENCE
6.15 BERKSHIRE ROCCO