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Florenza
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The mare Florenza has a modest 11 per-cent strike-rate on turf in her career (5-45) but that increases to 33 per-cent (4-12) on her visits to Doncaster. She's run sound races this term at Thirsk and Catterick, taking second spot latterly behind a well-backed and seemingly rejuvenated rival in Six Strings. Charlie Fairhurst's eight-year-old races from the same mark now in a contest where plenty are out of sorts and she should give another good account back on Town Moor.


Aswan
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Charlie Appleby's newcomer Private Signal needs close scrutiny in the betting, with a similar sort backed heavily at Sandown on Friday evening before winning easily. The 680,000 gns Sea The Stars colt is bred to be smart. Aswan however has some form in the book already for Simon & Ed Crisford and gets the nod to score. The Caravaggio colt shaped with some promise at Yarmouth (7f, good) a fortnight ago, staying on from rear for fourth behind the Appleby-trained New Science, and should be much wiser for that effort.


Mountain Peak
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Ed Walker's Mountain Peak scaled new heights last summer, winning two of his first five starts and running with great consistency. His most recent win at Haydock came from a mark of 95 in August and he ended the season with a fine fifth over C&D in the Portland Handicap at the St Leger Festival. He shaped quite well at Goodwood (5f, good to firm) in last month's comeback, only tiring late on, and can build on that now. He's 2lb above that previous win-mark but Saffie Osborne takes off 5lb now and they've got solid claims.


Headingley
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Mark Johnston's Dawn Approach colt Headingley has a nice profile and is readily forgiven a flop in last month's Silver Bowl at Haydock where the heavy ground clearly wasn't for him. He was not unfancied for that competitive Class 2 event, having followed up a novice win at Redcar (1m, good to firm) with a close second at Goodwood on handicap bow in his first two starts of the season. This is a drop in class and Ben Curtis' mount should leave his Haydock run well behind now back on a decent surface.


About Doncaster Racecourse

Home to two of the world’s oldest horse races, one of which is the most historic Classic of the flat season, the St Leger. Founded in 1776, the one mile, six furlong contest may not have the same glamour as the earlier Classics in the campaign, but it has been one by some of the best around over the years. As well as the St Leger, the Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy is the final big race target for some of the top two-year-olds in the sport, with Derby clues aplenty.

As well as flat action, Doncaster is also home to national hunt racing throughout the winter with the track hosting a number of Graded novice races.


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