Horse Racing: Hill to rule over Trophy rivals

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A cracking renewal of the Racing Post Trophy looks well up to scratch and Kingston Hill can take what is the final Group One of the year to be staged in Britain.

The Doncaster showpiece is invariably won by a smart horse, and the list of recent winners to have gone on to Classic or other big-race success is a long one.

An attractive grey colt who made a striking debut at Newbury last month, the son of Mastercraftsman took a step up in class in his stride when coming from last to first to see off Oklahoma City on Future Champions Day at Newmarket.

That form is solid, as the runner-up had been a shade closer to stablemate and leading Derby fancy Geoffrey Chaucer in the Beresford Stakes and had also been victorious in a big sales event at Newmarket.

Ability with cut in the ground is an added bonus for supporters of Roger Varian’s runner and he does not hail from a yard that would throw around the £17,500 it needed to add him to the field lightly.

Jamaican Bolt is given another chance in the Bet Through The Racing Post Mobile App Handicap.

A proven mudlark and not seen during the summer, Geoff Oldroyd’s gelding returned at Yarmouth in September and was never really a factor in finishing third, although he was very much entitled to need it on his first start since March.

Last time out at York the ground might have been a little too quick, but he loves it at Doncaster and is now just 2lb higher than when narrowly beaten by Jack Dexter in this race last year.

It will take a good performance to lower the colours of Night Of Thunder in the Scott Dobson Memorial Doncaster Stakes.

From a family that excels on soft ground, he looked potentially smart when trotting up in similar conditions in his maiden at Goodwood.

Invincible Strike makes plenty of appeal at Newbury in the Worthington’s Whizz Kids Stakes.