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John and Thady Gosden will be hoping for card success on Friday as Magical Morning heads north to Doncaster for a highly competitive handicap match.
6.41 Doncaster – The Miracle Morning and Dhababi meet in a handicap clash
Magical morningtrained in Lady Bamford’s jersey, came first in the mile division, won twice as a newcomer, including in Town Moor two years ago, and added a valuable Sandown award in previous season.
Ending 2021 with a solid third in the Balmoral Handicap on Championship Day at Ascot, the five-year-old was disappointed to have re-emerged in the Victoria Cup over seven games last month but would be delighted to return a mile in Supporting Weston Park cancer patients on 011455333330 Acceptance (6.41).
Rab Havlin took over driving for the Gosden team, which earlier in the day had taken over second place in the Cazoo bull market in Epsom.
Four-year-old Charlie Appleby races lightly Dhababi returned to the track contentedly having finished fifth in the Newmarket Suffolk Handicap having missed the whole of last season.
Frankel’s son finished third in the Fall Three-Stakes Group at just two years old and a return to that form should see him appear right in the mix, with James Doyle already booked.
Double Doncaster Winner Isla Kaifor coach Nigel Tinkler, rose to prominence and produced the best record of his career by finishing fourth at the April Spring Cup in Newbury before disappointing at York last month.
5.33 Doncaster – 22 well-bred three-year-olds lined up for beginners
The Weldricks Pharmacy supports WPCC Novice Stakes (5.33) at Doncaster promises to be one of the most thrilling races anywhere on Friday, with a giant field of 22 people clashing over the course of a mile.
Coach Sir Michael Stoute, who runs Derby’s hopeful Desert Crown on Saturday, will be hoping Lebsayer could move up a notch over Chepstow last month, coming in second behind Kiteflyer.
Charlie Appleby is represented by First Rulera well-bred son of Dubawi who has the potential to dramatically improve for a third launch at Newmarket.
Meanwhile, the Gosden team got its first career start Super Chief, a full brother of Group Three winner Megallan and runs in the same colors as owner Anthony Oppenheimer.
7.30 Bath – Last time winner of Zulu Girl and Danville feature
Eve Johnson Houghton Danville delighted to be back a mile having scored a decent third at Windsor last month and sticking to the same relegation trip at the top of the weight class for Royal Ascot On Sky Sports Racing (7.30) at Bath.
Having a dimple for the first time was an obvious help for the four-year-old last time under Hollie Doyle and helpful George Downing has now joined the tour, with Doyle heading for Classic success at Epsom .
The other one above seems to be Zulu girl for Daniel and Claire Kubler, who scored her third win at Brighton last month, for which she was boosted to 2lb.
Ed de Giles ‘the nine-year-old legend Zlatan was behind Zulu Girl a while back but returned to the track where he ran well twice, including winning back in September 2016.
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