Three things to look out for on the rest of Thursday's card
Crunch time as silk series reaches climax
Richard Fahey could be the key man in the final leg of the Silk Series at Doncaster on Thursday as he supplies two of the leading contenders with rides.
Megan Nicholls tops the table with 48 points and rides Paddy Power for Fahey, who also gives third-placed Sammy Jo Bell (36) the leg up on Khelman.
Nicholls and Bell are two of four riders all in with a shout of claiming the Tufnell Trophy for topping the nine-race series by capturing the opening 7f contest (1.20).
Fahey said: “Khelman likes the track, the trip and the ground. It’s a competitive race but hopefully he’ll go well. Paddy Power is a law unto himself. He’s a very disappointing horse because he works so well.”
Shelley Birkett sits fourth in the table with 34 points and partners Majestic Moon for her mother, trainer Julia Feilden, who said: “Hopefully things won't go too soft for him. He handles a bit of cut in the ground and the drop back to six furlongs shouldn't pose a problem so hopefully he can have a chance of winning.”
Stalking that trio of riders is Hayley Turner, who is fifth in the competition on 32 points and rides the in-form Siege Of Boston, a winner of his last two starts.
Both those wins came on the all-weather, and trainer John Butler said: “He has form earlier in his career on softer ground and he’s in the form of his life at the moment.
“We’ve got a good jockey booked so I’d be hopeful of him running a very good race.”
Where have all the runners gone?
An unusual running of the Carrie Red Fillies’ Nursery (1.50) kicks off the coverage on ITV4 with nearly all the starters guaranteed prize-money in the £40,000 contest.
The average field size for the last ten years has been 16, but only six juvenile fillies take their chance this year with the first five home picking up a share of the prize-money.
Ellthea drops in grade after contesting a Listed and Group 3 contest, and her trainer Karl Burke said: “It’s a trappy little race but she goes there in good form and we're hopeful she can handle the ground.”
Beckett aims to be a local hero
Trainer Ralph Beckett enjoys few things more than a winner at Doncaster, so will be hoping Camerone can get the job done in the 1m4f Breeders' Series EBF Fillies' Handicap (4.35).
Camerone started the season as a potential Oaks filly, but has failed to reach those heights. However, she put in a game performance to score at Bath last time, looking a useful sort in the process.
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