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Doncaster May 6 2yo race review

Doncaster 1750 Sat May 6
Novice Stakes
5f, Class 5, 1m0.39s
(slow by 2.49s)
Good to Firm

Mutanaaseq. Won nicely on debut at Bath Apr 21, penalised here. Pinged the lids and went straight to the front alongside Bengali Boys, allowing him a half-length lead near halfway. Went for home at same time as that runner, 2f out, fought on well and just got the bob in on the line. Better jockey aboard probably made the difference. 15/8 into 11/8.

Bengali Boys. Won low rating race at Beverley Apr 19, but well supported from flying 2yo stable. Led, went for home at 2f, stride for stride with Mutanaaseq, 3lb claiming jockey perhaps not strong enough to get him home. Backed 4s into 3s.

Story Minister. Mar 9, £45k yearling. Half-brother to multiple winners, full sister Beldale Memory won first two starts, including Listed race at York. Slow to begin but no ground lost as pace was moderate. Poised nicely at 2f to make his run, kept on well but unable to go with the front two. Nice debut.

Jim Rockford. Green on debut at Newbury (Very green, erratic stride pattern and throwing head all over the place. Ran home nicely towards the end, a run which screamed 'watch me next time when I have a clue what I am doing'), Apr 21. Wanted to overrace again, camped behind the leaders and a slow pace. No answer when leaders went for home but kept to the task well, lengthening stride nicely toward the end.

Sinaloa. Nice third on debut at Pontefract Apr 24, but not one which screamed future greatness. Settled at tail, outpaced at 2f, poor run.

KEY POINTS
Mutanaaseq is tough and promising efforts from the next three. Sinaloa run too bad to be true.

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Villiers StakesRandwick, G2, 1600m
1615 local time, 0515 GMT

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The most reliable guide to the Gr2 Villiers has always been the Festival Stakes.

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