Through The Card: Doncaster, Saturday January 27

There is jumps racing from Doncaster on Saturday
There is jumps racing from Doncaster on Saturday

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

"That represented his best effort for a while and he remains on a good mark..."

12:55 - COPPER WEST (5) offered plenty to work on in a brace of maiden hurdles in recent weeks and looks a prime contender to up his game on this quick switch to handicaps. Miles To Milan needs a market check on debut for Olly Murphy, with Astaroland completing the shortlist.

13:30 - SCEAU ROYAL (1) took the step up to Grade 1 level in his stride at Sandown last time and it's hard to see even a 5 lb penalty stopping him here if turning up in anything like the same form. Adrien du Pont is narrowly preferred to Shantou Rock for the forecast spot.

14:05 - INDIAN HAWK (4) created a good impression when winning on hurdling debut at Ludlow earlier this month, hitting the front approaching two out and quickly drawing clear thereafter. The way he finished that day suggests the step up to three miles won't inconvenience him here and, sure to improve further with experience over hurdles, Indian Hawk makes by far the most appeal in this third leg of the Placepot. Station Master sets the standard on form and looks best of the remainder.

14:40 - MARIA'S BENEFIT (2) is an extremely progressive mare and it's easy to envisage her taking this en route to Cheltenham. Dusky Legend should go well back hurdling, while Irish Roe can continue to impress.

15:15 - WAKANDA (7) appears to have had this as his target since finishing second at Wetherby on Boxing Day and could be the way to go in a typically competitive renewal of this race. That represented his best effort for a while and he remains on a good mark, judged by his back-to-back wins in 2015/16. L'Ami Serge is feared most if reproducing his high-class hurdles form in this sphere, with long-term absentee Long House Hall another to note.

15:50 - UPSILON BLEU (5) is running consistently well at present and, for the second year running, filled the runner-up spot in a handicap at Musselburgh on New Year's Day. He won this race from this mark on his next start last term and, given trainer Pauline Robson's good record when sending just one runner to a meeting, he looks sure to go well in his attempt to do so again. Bigmartre has already shown himself to be a much better chaser than hurdler in two starts this term and is feared most in this concluding leg of the Placepot.

16:20 - HIGHWAY GIRL (6) sets a fair standard on her Huntingdon debut third and is perhaps the percentage call in the finale, although newcomers such as It's O Kay, Ritas Bid, Darling du Large and Truly Amazing all make plenty of appeal on paper and the market is likely to be informative.

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