The weather man says it will be just about the right skies for a day in the track, some watering will be done to ensure it is so, and the going is expected to be good to firm, with the track railed out until the joins round the straight, adding some extra twelve yards to the some of the distances, but hey, that’s horse racing and we love the little changes just as much as we love the sport. As all eyes turn to a new month and the inching ever so closer to June and Ascot, the hope is that the event holds and fans be able to make the stands, to experience the Queen Anne enclosure again for the first time in two years, and all the thrill that comes with one of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar. Doncaster may not be all that, but it promises to great entertainment to kick off the weekend and we can only enjoy it while waiting.
The day at Doncaster kicks off at lunchtime, with a quick six feet and two yards run, when the Visit attheraces.com NOVICES STAKE raises the curtain for a pot of £5,600. Open to horses three years old and above, this Class 5 outing is sure to get the juices going. Around the end of
the hour, the FREE TIPS DAILY ON attheraces.com HANDICAP STAKES will be the next outing on the track, as four-year-olds and above, rated 66-85, run it the entire five feet and three yards, for a £9,250 pot. The race is a Class 4, the first of three on the day. Kicking off the 2 PM races will be the biggest purse of the day and the highest ranked on the card, as the attheraces.com HANDICAP STAKES gets all the spotlight.
This sole Class 3 run of the day will cover a distance of six feet and two yards, taking horses aged three years old and rated 76-95. The prize money for this one will be £11,500. Following up to the big attraction will be the second of the day’s three Class 4 races, with the SKY
SPORTS RACING SKY 415 HANDICAP STAKES bringing some more distance to the tracks. For horses rated 66-85, and aged three years old, the race will last a mile, two feet and fifty-five yards, for a £9,250 pot. The last of the Class 4 races tags along immediately as the first and
only 3 PM run of the day, and the longest distance as well.
The FOLLOW AT THE RACES ON TWITTER HANDICAP Stakes will run for two miles and a hundred and twenty-one yards, with the horses four years old and above, rated 66-85. The pot will be another sweet £9,250, the third of the day. Two more races to close the day, with both of them running below eight feet, and both of them Class 5. The DOWNLOAD THE AG THERACES APP FILLIES’ HANDICAP will go first, before the SKY SPORTS RACING VIRGIN 535 HANDICAP STAKES draws the curtain on a fun day at Doncaster.