Racing tips: Equitation's consolation at Doncaster?
Punters got their fingers burnt when Equitation returned at Doncaster last month after a lengthy lay-off but can retrieve their money with interest back at Town Moor on Sunday.
Although beaten, the Roger Varian-trained four-year-old made a promising comeback to finish fifth behind the winner, Watchable.
A return to winning ways is on the cards and with only four races under his belt, the best may be yet to come from Equitation.
Knighted opened his account at the fifth attempt at Nottingham five weeks ago on his second outing following a 172-day absence.
Kevin Ryan’s charge has been put up 5lb for getting on top at the end of the extended mile to defeat Tight Lines.
It does not look enough to stop the Sir Prancealot gelding doubling up in the Britvic Handicap.
Shabaaby can register an overdue Listed success in the British Stallion Studs EBF Cathedral Stakes at Salisbury.
The Kyllachy colt has failed in two previous efforts at this level, the first when he was only fourth to Rebel Assault in the Rockingham Stakes at York in October when an evens favourite.
Sunsprite hit the mark earlier this month and can continue his progression in the Peter Walwyn Memorial Novice Stakes.
He stepped up from his initial debut at this track to win at Bath last time, showing a fine attitude which should stand him in good stead again here.
Gumriyah showed promise on both her starts as a two-year-old and John Gosden’s runner can waste no time in getting off the mark in the Wateraid Mildren Construction Confined Fillies’ Novice Stakes.
Cork: 2.20 Mohawk, 2.50 Excelling Spirit, 3.20 Captain Power, 3.50 Jaega, 4.20 Clongowes, 4.50 Victory Salute, 5.20 Cracking Name.
Downpatrick: 2.30 Montauk Flyer, 3.00 Victoria Bay, 3.30 Turbo, 4.00 The King Of Brega, 4.30 Count Simon, 5.00 Getaway Rose, 5.30 Boragh Beat.
Doncaster: 2.10 Storm Ahead, 2.40 Camelot Rakti, 3.10 White Light, 3.40 EQUITATION (NAP), 4.10 Dawn Dancer, 4.40 Knighted, 5.10 Place Des Vosges.
Salisbury: 2.25 Unbridled Spirit, 2.55 Acquirer, 3.25 Gumriyah, 3.55 Sunsprite, 4.15 Shabaaby, 4.55 Eula Varner, 5.25 Handytalk.