Dakota Gold in line for Listed chance at Doncaster

Dods-trained sprinter has been in prolific handicap form

  • Thursday 05 September
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Dakota Gold could get the chance to prove himself in Pattern company after the smart handicapper was given an entry in the DC Training And Development Services Scarbrough Stakes at Doncaster on Wednesday.

The five-year-old won twice in five days last month, lifting the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon and the Sky Bet And Symphony Group race at York, prompting trainer Michael Dods to put him in this Listed contest over five furlongs.

Dods has two others among the 15 possibles – Deia Glory, fourth in a Listed race at Tipperary, and Queens Gift on the back of her excellent effort in the Beverley Bullet in which she was second to Judicial.

Tis Marvellous, trained by Clive Cox, looked unlucky that day when unable to get a clear run in time and had to settle for fifth place. Other also-rans in contention from that Beverley sprint are Copper Knight (seventh) and Corinthia Knight (ninth).

Lightly-raced Listed scorer Archer’s Dream and popular speedsters El Astronaute, Duke Of Firenze and Final Venture could also turn up on Town Moor.

Asoof could run for the first time since finishing fourth in the Group Two Balanchine at Meydan in February.

The daughter of Dubawi, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, is among nine entries for the British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap, which also features John Gosden’s Cheveley Park-owned three-year-old Litigious.

The Mondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes has attracted 32 entries, with the declared runners to be ridden by former stars of the turf.

Top retired riders such as Kieren Fallon, Noel Fehily and Timmy Murphy are in line to compete in the one-mile contest in aid of Jack Berry House and the Northern Racing College.

Dakota Gold in line for Listed chance at Doncaster
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