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There are around 200 entries listed for the Doncaster meeting on Sunday. The Family Fun Day event will bring the seaside to the heart of Doncaster and will be awash with activities for children.

There’ll be plenty of action on the track, with many still buzzing from a quite incredible Derby Day. Watering is the name of the game for our ground staff.

The early morning hosepipe ritual is something we’ve become accustomed to as racecourses battle drought conditions. We must be doing a good job as Johnny Murtagh, who flew over after his success in the Oaks, described the ground as perfect; we will be working hard to maintain current good to firm conditions.

Among the protagonists, we could see Sir Michael Stout field Entitled in the Texas Live At Doncaster 25th June Handicap (3.25pm.)

A win might assuage lingering Derby Day regrets. In the crownhotel-bawtry.com Apprentice Handicap (2.15pm,) one likely runner is Sancho Panza, trained by Julia Feilden. Depending on how declarations pan out, the E B F Polypipe Median Auction Maiden Stakes (2.50pm) could be a pin-sticker’s paradise.

However, one to keep an eye on if it lines up is Paul D’Arcy’s Come on Blue Chip. Andrew Balding could have a good go again with Tartan Trip in the 4pm McFly Live At Doncaster August 13 Handicap. Yorkshire’s Champion Trainer Richard Fahey will hope that She’s Got The Luck lives up to the billing in the Book Tickets For St Leger Maiden Stakes (4.30pm.) For the Yorkshire Racing Festival July 16-24 Classified Stakes (5.05pm,) a competitive field is in the offing.

Fahey and Al Zarooni could feature, but Phil Kirby’s Lady Chloe could be worth a look.

Go to doncaster-racecourse.co.uk or call 01302 304200.