Saturday 2 April 2016

2:20 Doncaster Racing Tips (3rd April) BETFRED "HOME OF GOALS GALORE" MAIDEN STAKES (DIV I) (CLASS 5) (3yo)

A maiden stakes race over 7 furlongs on soft going. This race has been a target for the shrewd David O'Meara having won it the past two years with two talented horse that both achieved an official rating of 100+. It would be no surprise to see Flyboy, a lightly raced son of Zoffany out of a winning mare go well today. This bay colt was a £52,000 breeze-up purchase racing in the silks of George Murray. He should enjoy this course and distance with only a slight worry regarding the ground, which is on the soft side. Flyboy showed promise on debut when third behind William Haggas' Nokhada and there should be improvement on this second start. The main danger would be John Gosden's Raven's Corner who cost 120,000gns at the yearling sales and racing in the royal blue silks of Godolphin.

By Craig Newton