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Smart eyes
Doncaster prize

ABLE MASTER and Prime Mood are on course to represent Bryan Smart in the Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 Two-Year-Old Stakes at Doncaster next Thursday.

North Yorkshire trainer hopes to pick up some of the attractive prize money on offer ranging from at least £150,000 down for the winner all the way down to 10th place.

"Both Able Master and Prime Mood are likely to turn up for the race," said Smart.

"Able Master won't want it too soft and Prime Mood will want softer ground, so you have got to have them both in because with this weather you don't know what the ground will be like on the day."

Able Master, won his first two starts and returned from a lay-off to finish fifth of 12 behind Shaweel in the re-scheduled Gimcrack Stakes at Newbury last month.

"Able Master has done well and I'm very pleased with him," Smart went on.                        
"I think the ground went a little bit against him in the Gimcrack last time and also he was a bit fresh.

"He didn't settle and Robert (Winston) said he'll improve - he had a fair time off. This horse is in good order."

Prime Mood is still a maiden but has shown promise in his three starts.

"Prime Mood didn't handle the track at all at Ripon last time. For him to finish third, staying on like he was, we were very pleased with him," the handler remarked.

"We're hoping for a good run and it would be nice to pick up some prize money. These two horses have every chance if everything goes to plan. Tom Eaves is stable jockey so he'll have the choice of the two."


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