In addition to the Gold Cup day activities at Cheltenham, Sky Sports Racing has a quality dance meeting at Doncaster as well as dual all-weather fares from Newcastle and Wolverhampton.
3.15 Doncaster – Ellison leads in novice handicap
The At The Races App Form Research Newbie Handicap Chase (3:15) particularly attractive and with £20,000 to be won, has attracted a decent eight fields.
Son of Somme overcame bigger hurdles in January and must have every chance to repeat the trick for Brian Ellison’s team.
Anthony Honeyball sends in Dreaming Blue, who is running in a better company and this is a welcome relegation – he could be the challenger under Rex Dingle.
6.45 Newcastle – Handicap hot miles feature Gosforth
The highlight of the evening was definitely Spreadex Sports £300 Handicap Refund Spread (6:45)and the starting place should be John Quinn’s Electric Tropez.
It was an impressive success last time at Southwell and even though he was top of the line, he was still fit for the race and had to do well.
Starshiba for David O’Meara is another person who’s been out a lot lately and met Tropez Power earlier this month and now has 8lb traction.
Andrew Balding’s Al Marmar for Al Shaqab Racing is another thing to keep in mind.
7.45 Newcastle – Hard-to-solve sprint handicap
It’s a tough card and without a doubt, Big daily increase only at BetUK Handicap (7:45) is difficult when it crosses the minimum distance.
Course Winner Pockley and Badri are back and maybe the place to start, although last time, Venturous was just behind Badri.
Nelson Gay was rated as high as 95 in his heyday and made a steady debut for Michael Dods so it might be worth revisiting.
Watch all the action from Doncaster, Newcastle and Wolverhampton live on Sky Sports Racing on Friday 17th March.