Uprise to relish Doncaster return
Ashley Iveson says Uprise can provide trainer George Margarson with a winner at Doncaster this evening.
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BATH: 2.10 Blue Mood, 2.40 Edged Out, 3.15 Speed Steed, 3.50 Portrait, 4.25 Special Report, 5.00 Supa Seeker, 5.30 Wooden King.
BRIGHTON: 5.15 Silly Billy, 5.50 Cape Of Hope, 6.20 Classified Weapon, 6.55 Reset City, 7.25 Sutton Sid, 8.00 Red Shuttle, 8.35 Just Isla.
DONCASTER: 5.35 Disco Inferno, 6.10 Captain Secret, 6.45 Uprise, 7.15 Mitchell, 7.50 Hidden Belief, 8.25 Typhon, 8.55 Keep It Cool.
EPSOM: 6.00 Lexington Place, 6.35 Go Nani Go, 7.05 Art Official, 7.40 Kakapuka, 8.10 Huffoof, 8.45 Star Date.
LEOPARDSTOWN: 5.45 Bonjour Bob, 6.15 Sir John Hawkins, 6.50 Glen Ginnie, 7.20 Mars, 7.55 Balmont Flyer, 8.30 Heirloom, 9.00 Palace Of Winds.
LIMERICK: 5.25 Cool Klan, 5.55 Chiltern Hills, 6.30 Native Palm, 7.00 A New Day, 7.35 The Real Article, 8.05 Allow Ned, 8.40 River Patrole.
SANDOWN: 2.00 Drive On, 2.30 Lady Pimpernel, 3.05 QAWAASEM (NAP), 3.40 Sadiq, 4.15 Persepolis, 4.50 It's Taboo.
YARMOUTH: 2.20 Hot Amber, 2.50 Dodina, 3.25 Helamis, 4.00 Pink Lips, 4.35 If So, 5.10 Rambo Will, 5.40 Mediterranean Sea.
DOUBLE: Qawaasem and Reset City
Qawaasem looked a smart filly when striking on Newmarket's July Course a fortnight ago and can take a step up to Listed class in her stride in Sandown's Irish Stallion Farms EBF Star Stakes.
The daughter of Shamardal shaped with huge encouragement on her racecourse debut at Headquarters at the end of June, despite showing signs of inexperience from start to finish.
The Charlie Hills-trained filly was awkward leaving the stalls, ran green in the early stages and even in the final furlong, so it is down to her raw talent that she managed to finish third, beaten just three lengths.
It was clear she had derived plenty of improvement from the experience as she went a couple of places better in what is a traditionally informative maiden last time, after which her trainer identified this race as the next port of call.
This will, of course, be much tougher as she tests her powers at a higher level but with further progress likely, she is fancied to make her presence felt.
Godolphin's hat-trick seeker Sadiq gets the vote over likely favourite Ducab in the Weatherbys VAT Returns Service Handicap.
The three-year-old fared well when fourth on his sole juvenile appearance at Nottingham and his comeback third at Sandown was similarly promising.
He made it third-time lucky at Brighton in early July and then returned to the seaside venue to make a mockery of his initial handicap mark of 77, beating an odds-on favourite by 11 lengths.
It is no surprise to see him turned out quickly and in present mood, a 6lb penalty may not be enough to stop him going in again.
Sadiq's trainer Saeed bin Suroor is also likely to be among the winners at Bath, where course-and-distance winner Blue Mood returns to the track for the British Stallion Studs/Akzonobel EBF Novice Stakes.
What the daughter of Invincible Spirit actually achieved when striking by six lengths on her debut here is questionable, but the fact she was favourite suggests she had been showing something at home and she did all that was asked of her when it came to the crunch.
She is pitched in against three other previous winners for her latest assignment, but should be up to the task.
Middleham maestro Mark Johnston has his string in spectacular form and his Reset City is bound to be popular in Brighton's brightonboatsales.co.uk Fillies' Handicap.
A return to a mile and a half saw the seven-year-old raise her game quite significantly at Leicester last week and she is another who really should follow up under a penalty.
At Doncaster, the George Margarson-trained Uprise can get off the mark for the year in the Esquires Coffee Partnered With Doncaster Knights Handicap.
The four-year-old won his maiden on Town Moor when trained by Sir Michael Stoute last summer and has run some good races since switching yards, not least when third at Brighton last time.
That effort showed he can be competitive off this mark and the fact Tom Queally keeps the ride can only be a good thing.
The consistent Art Official will surely break his duck in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Epsom, while Mediterranean Sea can give weight and a beating to his opponents in the Go Racing In Norfolk Handicap at Yarmouth.