Timeform Shortlist: Doncaster, Friday January 26

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

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"A 4 lb rise in the weights looks fair and he is fancied to follow up..."

12.50 Sky Bet Britain's Most Popular Online Bookmaker Novices' Handicap Chase (4) 2m3f31y

Timeform Top Rated:
114 2. DOKTOR GLAZ Rose Dobbin Lorcan Murtagh (5)
112 8. DALKADAM J. R. Jenkins Brendan Powell
103 9. LICKPENNY LARRY Tom Gretton Robert Dunne

Analyst's Verdict:
All of these arrive with something to prove but at least Blakerigg remains with some potential. Thomas Blossom and Doktor Glaz are others to consider.


1.25 Sky Bet Fast Withdrawal British EBF 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (Qualifier) (5) 2m3f88y

Timeform Top Rated:
137p 9. PERFECT HARMONY Alan King Tom Cannon
136 7. KING OF REALMS Ian Williams Tom O'Brien
135 8. OAKLEY HALL Jonjo O'Neill Richie McLernon

Analyst's Verdict:
Perfect Harmony left the impression there's still further improvement in him when runner-up at Ascot in November, and he earns the vote. Cracking Destiny is in top hands and appeals as the type to progress further now switching to timber, while Going Gold should build on his hurdles debut fourth at Wetherby last month.


1.55 Sky Bet Top Price Promise Novices' Chase (4) 2m7f214y

Timeform Top Rated:
155p 1. MOUNT MEWS Malcolm Jefferson Brian Hughes
153 2. WOTZIZNAME Harry Fry Noel Fehily

Analyst's Verdict:
Mount Mews, a smart novice hurdler last term, created a good impression when opening his chase account at the first attempt over shorter here recently and he is fancied to follow up now tackling this longer trip. Wotzizname will need to jump better than he did at Cheltenham, therefore Robbin'hannon may emerge as the chief threat.


2.30 First Race Special On Sky Bet Tomorrow Novices' Hurdle (4) 2m128y

Timeform Top Rated:
144p 8. NUBE NEGRA Dan Skelton Harry Skelton
101+ 3. EMELL Tim Vaughan Alan Johns

Analyst's Verdict:
Nube Negra sets a clear standard and should prove hard to beat. Bambys Boy shaped as if retaining all of his ability in a bumper at Catterick in November and can give the selection most to think about, with Ingleby Hollow a tentative pick of the remainder.


3.05 Sky Bet Extra Place Races Handicap Chase (Qualifier) (4) 2m7f214y

Timeform Top Rated:
132p 5. BAKO DE LA SAULAIE Rose Dobbin Craig Nichol
129 8. AMBER GAMBLER Ian Williams Tom O'Brien
128 6. SHANROE IN MILAN Charlie Longsdon Brian Hughes

Analyst's Verdict:
Bako de La Saulaie was progressive over hurdles in 2016 and promises to do the same over fences judged on his encouraging comeback last month. Amber Gambler won 4 on the spin last season and has more races in him based on his good fourth at Sandown 3 weeks ago, while Shanroe In Milan should do better going this way round.


3.40 Sky Bet Best Odds Guaranteed Novices' Handicap Hurdle (5) 2m128y

Timeform Top Rated:
113p 12. DOES IT IN STYLE Dan Skelton Harry Skelton
112 1. STRAIT OF MAGELLAN Nicky Richards Craig Nichol
111 11. XHALE Ian Williams Edward Austin (10)

Analyst's Verdict:
Does It In Style showed markedly improved form on handicap debut when runner-up at Leicester last month, and he should be winning races for his top yard from this lowly mark before long. Strait of Magellan is entitled to strip fitter and isn't one to discount, while Scrutinise could also figure if building on his latest effort.


4.10 Play Sporting Life Pick 7 Now Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier) (4) 3m84y

Timeform Top Rated:
131p 18. ONE OF US Nick Williams Lizzie Kelly (3)
130+ 7. ALLEZ JACQUES Emma Lavelle James Banks
129 21. KINGS TEMPTATION Ben Case Daryl Jacob

Analyst's Verdict:
One of Us was clearly better with his return under his belt when seeing his race out thoroughly to score at Ascot last month, ultimately doing it readily. A 4 lb rise in the weights looks fair and he is fancied to follow up. Kempton-scorer Muthabir is an admirable sort who should go well, along with Big Penny and Allez Jacques.


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