Thursday's Doncaster racing tips: Fresh Hope and Pledge of Honour catch the eye in Racing League

Off to Doncaster we go for the start of the Racing League on Thursday, August 4, and the Planet Sport tipsters have some hot selections up their sleeves.

The 2022 William Hill Racing League kicks off again at Docaster and the format of the competition has been tweaked since the inaugural running last year, with 14 sponsored teams trimmed to seven regional squads.

Ireland, London and The South, Scotland, The East, The North and Wales, The West and Yorkshire are all in the mix.

You can see all the latest racecards and results from Doncaster by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first let's have a quick look at Thursday's selections.

17:40 (Doncaster) Copper And Five

18:10 (Doncaster) Fresh Hope

18:40 (Doncaster) X J Rascal

19:10 (Doncaster) Silent Flame

19:40 (Doncaster) Spring Bloom

20:10 (Doncaster) Animato

20:40 (Doncaster) Pledge Of Honour

17.40 (Doncaster) Copper And Five

Copper And Five can get the Yorkshire team off to a flying start on home turf with victory in the opening race of the 2022 William Hill Racing League.

The six-year-old has failed to add to his tally in six starts so far this term, but that has at least led to a slight ease in the weights.

He was not disgraced in finishing third on his most recent appearance at Redcar and the handicapper's decision to subsequently drop his rating to 81 - 2lb lower than his last winning mark - looks lenient.

18.10 (Doncaster) Fresh Hope

Previous course winner, the Charlie Fellowes-trained Fresh Hope, is definitely worth an interest in race two.

The daughter of New Approach struck gold by a short head on Town Moor in May before finishing sixth - beaten less than six lengths - in the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot.

She bounced back to winning ways a shade cosily at Leicester three weeks ago and can defy a 2lb rise in the hands of Hayley Turner and provide The East with an early winner.

20.40 (Doncaster) Pledge Of Honour

In the seventh and final race, meanwhile, punters are advised to put their faith bottom weight Pledge Of Honour, who represents Dean Ivory, Nicola Currie and London and The South.

The six-year-old has already struck gold three times this season, most recently at Sandown, and can continue his progression with another win.

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