Another royal turnout

Course clerk: Jon Pullin
Course clerk: Jon Pullin
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Doncaster Racecourse has enjoyed some huge attendances for meetings like the Royal Wedding race day and we’re hoping for more of the same tomorrow with the Construction Index Race Day, featuring pop sensations ‘The Wanted’.

We’re looking forward to some strong fields, with 146 entries declared. A prize money increase in five of the evening’s six races will enhance the competition.

Yorkshire-based defending Champion Jockey Paul Hanagan is already leading the way in the race for the Jockey’s Championship with trainer Richard Fahey also on the money at Chester. Fahey heads to tomorrow’s fixture with several entries and with Hanagan likely to feature is as potent a prospect as ever.

Among the entries will be some of South Yorkshire’s finest. Former Grand National winner Richard Guest, (trains in Stainforth) could go with Baharat, who is not without claims in the evening’s second, a one mile handicap (6.35pm.)

Bawtry-based David Griffiths could go in the 7.40pm with Gorgeous Goblin. However others, like in-form trainer David Barron’s Bertiewhittle, might be easier to fancy. Scrooby’s John Balding could line up with El Dececy in what may shape up to be a competitive handicap at 8.10pm, before another hot field with the in-form yards of Richard Fahey and Mark Johnston likely to stake their claims in the last at 8.40pm before the crowd goes wild for ‘The Wanted’ after racing.

The news of the death of David Chapman, one of racing’s true gentlemen, was met with great sadness throughout the racing community.

His granddaughter, Ruth Carr, who follows the family tradition of saddling winners, is in great form and success here tomorrow would be met with a great reception.

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