With testing ground and plenty of runners, the Doncaster Placepot could pay well on Friday...
Regardez has improved with each start, running well to finish runner-up at Nottingham last time, and looks well up to winning a maiden...
13:40- A competitive nursery to start with and we will side with a couple of horses that have already proven effective on soft ground. Hartnell and Ahoy There may not necessarily possess the most long-term potential, but their ability to handle conditions could be crucial and the fact they both arrive in good form is also a positive. Hartnell has improved with each run and looks fairly treated on his nursery debut having chased home a smart prospect at Salisbury, while Ahoy There may have been seen to good effect at Nottingham but should give another good account.
14:10- Regardez has improved with each start, running well to finish runner-up at Nottingham last time, and looks well up to winning a maiden. The well-bred filly, who hails from the same family as Oaks winner Look Here, is still open to plenty of improvement and, with some tricky handicaps to tackle later, we will bank on her.
14:40- Bon Voyage sets a very high standard based on his third in a valuable sales race last time and should be difficult to beat. He is sure to be carrying a lot of lines, though, and isn't proven on the surface so while he must be included it is also worth adding an alternative selection for a bit of insurance. Wannabe Yours showed plenty to work with on debut and should prove markedly for the experience if coping with these different conditions.
15:10- An extremely-competitive sprint handicap which looks difficult to solve but Lancelot du Lac and Kyllachy Rise don't have many miles on the clock and they retain potential from a handicapping perspective. Lancelot du Lac has proven a revelation since dropping back to sprinting, winning on his two most recent outings, and he has more to offer at this distance, while Kyllachy Rise looks sure to appreciate a strong pace and any give in the ground.
15:45- Brockwell ran respectably in the Cesarewitch last time, finishing ninth, and the reliable, likeable stayer looks sure to give another good account. He has won on soft ground before, so there are no issues on that score, and while the drop back in trip is not ideal, deteriorating ground conditions should make it enough of a test. High Office also ran in the Cesarewitch, finishing four places behind Brockwell, but he just looked as if he failed to stay the marathon trip and should benefit for the return to this distance. He hasn't managed a win since April 2011 but is undoubtedly on a fair mark and can make the frame at a decent price.
16:20- A tricky handicap to finish with as plenty of these appeal as being ahead of their marks, not least Zain Eagle who created a fantastic impression when bolting up at Doncaster (form subsequently boosted) and is readily forgiven a poor effort at Chester when seemingly not handling the track. In a competitive contest it is also worth adding Ajman Bridge who wasn't seen to best effect in a steadily-run contest at Newmarket last time and has potential for better.
13:40- 1, 10
14:40- 1, 11
15:10- 8, 16
15:45- 1, 13
16:20- 1, 2
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