1.55pm Doncaster Tips & Betting Preview 08/09/2016

An interesting race to start the card and one that was taken last season by Jeremy Noseda’s Nemoralia who landed the odds for favourite backers at 7/4, though she was only the second favourite to succeed in the last ten renewals. Three trainers have won it twice in that period with Paul Cole, Richard Fahey, and Richard Hannon all doubling up, but only the last named represented in 2016, and Mr Hannon has decided to rely on Money In My Pocket (16/1) from his early entries.  Still a maiden after three starts she is a surprise runner and must be showing plenty on the gallops to warrant a place in this field. After a disappointing sixth of seven on her debut she was beaten more than five lengths in to third at Brighton but put in her best effort last time out when runner up to Tara Celeb at Goodwood beaten a neck at the line, but she still needs to pull out an awful lot of improvement to get involved in the finish here.

At the prices preference is for the each way chances of Norwegian Princess (12/1 Each Way) who showed some serious improvement of her own to win at Thirsk last time out over five furlongs on soft ground. Trained by Kevin Ryan, the daughter of Kendargent ran on powerfully that day to suggest the sixth furlong could bring about further improvement. With the stable in blistering form she could well outrun her odds this afternoon under jockey Shane Gray.

Looking at the latest statistics, Newmarket trainer William Haggas also has his string in good heart and he has the improving Glitter Girl (5/2) in here as she looks to land her hat trick after wins at Thirsk and Catterick over a furlong further. One was a Class Four maiden and the other a Class Five Novice so this represents her biggest test to date, but she did put five lengths of daylight between herself and her nearest rival last time out and deserves a try at something a bit more valuable. Those worried about the drop back in trip should note that she as in front two furlongs out for her last win so that seems unlikely to be an issue and with her added stamina a fast run race may also play straight in to her hands.

Continuing through the field we do feel that Charlie Hills may well have another decent filly on his hands in the shape of Arwa (8/1) who was anything but cheap at the sales and changed hands for 360,000 Euros at the Goffs Sales in September 2015. A daughter of Holy Roman Emperor out of a Gone West mare, she is a half-sister to three horses rated over 100 including Order Of St George who won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, and although she has some way to go to match his exploits she is bred to be above average. First time out at Newmarket she ran as expected to finish eight of eleven to Hawana but stepped up on that last time out in August to take a Ripon maiden by a very easy two and a quarter lengths, and with more to come the further she goes, a big run is very much a probability.

Lastly Rosabelle (14/1) looks a nice enough filly and has finished in the first three home in all four races in her career to date including a win at Chester over the minimum trip of five furlongs. She followed that with a staying on third over the same trip at Chelmsford before stepping up to six furlongs back at Chester when she made the running before being swallowed up and fading in to second behind Partitia. She is certainly bred to get this trip and more and if she is ridden a bit more sensibly this afternoon and not sent off in front perhaps, she may run a bigger race than her likely price suggests.

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