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Horse Racing Tips: Varian and Gosden the men for a Donny 24/1 double

Trainer Roger Varian
Trainer Roger Varian has a good record at Doncaster with his juveniles

Alan Dudman is banking on Sweet William and Warm Spell in Friday's double at Doncaster...

  • Varian with a massive 48% placed record with 2yos

  • Ground to suit Sweet William

  • Two Doncaster selections at 6/17.00 and 5/23.50 on Friday


Doncaster - 13:50: Back Warm Spell

Both of the 2yo selections ran well yesterday, although another two seconds capped a frustrating afternoon and week and Dragon Leader was most unlucky in the deep ground and we saw yesterday that it was nearly impossible to make up ground from the back at Town Moor. Front-runners in soft conditions could prove hard to peg back on Friday.

Starting with the opening selection in the Listed Royal Scotsman at 13:50, Warm Spell has the profile here a a good price at 6s and got the 7f strongly last time at Newbury when upped in trip.

The time was a good one there and while quite pacey and speedy, he has no problems with a stiff 7f.

The key piece of form however could be his debut second behind the classy Thunder Blue on quick ground. He met trouble there and also got caught out the back against a speedy sort.

His trainer Roger Varian landed this race in 2019 with Molatham on his third start and if he can handle the ground, he's a player. Varian also has a massive 48% placed record with his juveniles at the track.

Back Warm Spell @ 6/17.00

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Doncaster - 15:00: Back Sweet William

The Doncaster Cup over 2m2f sees a rare glimpse of Trueshan, who needs his perfect ground and hopefully the saga of the surface won't pop up again as we need him to make the market.

He's clearly not as good as he once was so it wasn't a surprise to see Sweet William backed this morning on the Sportsbook in opposition, although Coltrane, Trueshan's old rival, is the favourite at a short price.

However, I loved Sweet William's run in the Ebor, a fine effort under a 4lb penalty behind Absurde and he is well worth going up in distance with another 4f today as he does nothing but stay.

Ground is another factor too, as he loved heavy conditions and travelled superbly at Goodwood to win on his previous outing.

His trainer John Gosden has described him as a fun horse to train and he's a horse with a strong view on life. Gosden has improved him plenty this term and this is not a strong renewal.

Back Sweet William @ 5/23.50

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* Click here for Daryl Carter's tips for Friday

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