Thursday's Doncaster best bets and racing tips: Lil' Frank to get off the mark

Thursday's evening racing comes from Doncaster and the Planet Sport tipsters have some cracking selections on July 21.

Pencils at the ready, we've got some leading fancies to help you wipe the smile off the bookies' faces.

Before we get into our quick list of Thursday's Doncaster selections, just a gentle reminder you can check the latest racecards and results by using our Planet Sport live centre.


17:55 (Doncaster) Sound Of Iona

18:25 (Doncaster) Lil' Frank

18:55 (Doncaster) Broughtons Mission

19:25 (Doncaster) Croachill

19:55 (Doncaster) Franz

20:25 (Doncaster) Eagle's Way

20:55 (Doncaster) Willem Twee

17:55 (Doncaster) Sound Of Iona

Sound of Iona arrives in a rich vein of form and the red-hot mare can record a fourth successive victory off an unchanged mark.

Yazaman was rated 106 as a juvenile and the son of Kodiac must be respected having tumbled down the weights to a mark of 70.

Giogiobbo recorded a quick-fire hat-trick at this venue last term and he completes the shortlist.

18:25 (Doncaster) Lil' Frank

While Hope You Can Run showed plenty of promise on his first outing when second at this venue, it may be worth opting for a debutant to shed the maiden tag at the first time of asking.

With that in mind, Lil' Frank gets the nod to land the spoils for the in-form Roger Varian team.

The son of Frankel was an expensive purchase as a yearling and it would be no surprise to see him get off the mark. Oviedo also demands respect.

19:55 (Doncaster) Franz

Kevin Ryan's Franz has been given a little leeway by the handicapper and can return to winning ways in the Weston Park Cancer Charity Handicap at Doncaster.

He is now 2lb lower than when third to Savvy Knight at Hamilton.

The son of Almanzor has been disappointing on his last couple of starts but he could bounce back to form having been gelded since his last appearance.

Charles St is more than capable of going well in a race of this nature, while similar comments apply to Captain Kane and Animato.

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