Through The Card: Doncaster, Saturday May 6

There is racing from Doncaster on Friday
There is racing from Doncaster on Friday

Timeform take you through the card at Doncaster on Saturday evening...


17:15 - It's too early to label ART COLLECTION (12) as a better horse on the tapeta compared to the turf, after he failed to back up the improvement he'd shown at Newcastle on his first two starts for Ruth Carr when running at Pontefract last month. He had form on turf for his former yard, and is worth another chance here given that he is drawn behind plenty of pace. CLASSIC SENIORITY (2) should also get a nice passage in to the race courtesy of being drawn near plenty of front runners, and given he was better than ever when we last saw him (winning the Ayr Bronze Cup), is also respected.

17:50 - A tight heat. The penalised pair of Bengali Boys and MUTANAASEQ (2) are probably the pair to concentrate on, however, and though the former did well to win from a poor draw at Beverley on debut (beat a subsequent winner in third), Mutanaaseq looks the type to develop into more than just an early two-year-old. Story Minister is well worth monitoring in the market given he is a full-brother to on who was a sharp two-year-old.

18:20 - Desert Frost is a half-brother to Birchwood and is obviously bred to be a smart type. In terms of the Placepot though, it is hard to include him over MAY SKY (8), who though taking on the boys here has a run under her belt (second at Newbury last month). She showed plenty of speed that day (though still rough around the edges), and shouldn't have a problem dropping back to six furlongs here.

18:50 - Gallipoli benefited from a strong gallop when winning at Leicester last time but other than Aardwolf there is not a great deal of pace on here, and he could be worth taking on as favourite. Michael Dods has had a number of horses come back off breaks to win or at least run well, which bodes well for GET KNOTTED (1), who was progressive last season and ended the campaign with a good second over six furlongs at this track. The form from that race is working out well (third and fourth both won since) and he is also effective at seven furlongs. TWIN APPEAL (3) looked better than ever when winning at Musselburgh in April and was interfered with early on at Haydock last time, so is well worth another chance over a C&D where his form figures read 2,1,3.

19:20 - BLESS HIM (6) narrowly makes the most appeal of the three last-time-out all-weather maiden winners after his ready victory at Chelmsford in April which he won readily. A couple of winners have already emerged from in behind him that day, and he looks a useful prospect. A mark in the low 80s could easily underestimate him.

19:50 - The one that stands out in terms of profile is NEW WORLD POWER (3), who has some strong form from maidens last season, including a second to Ulysses at Newbury on his debut, and he could have plenty more to offer this season now tackling handicaps for his new yard.

20:20 - Vuela remains unexposed having made her racecourse debut towards the end of her three-year-old campaign, and looks the type to have plenty more to offer as a four-year-old. Luca Cumani's runners are running well first time out, and she can defy a mark of 80 on her handicap debut.

Placepot permutation:

17:15 - 2, 12
17:50 - 2
18:20 - 8
18:50 - 1, 3
19:20 - 6
19:50 - 3

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