Doncaster afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Sunday, March 24

The second part of Doncaster's bumper weekend of racing has eight races in a jam-packed card which has caught the attention of the Planet Sport tipsters.

First we have details on four of our selected horses at Doncaster, followed by of selections for all eight races at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


13:55 (Doncaster) Bust A Move

Bust A Move absolutely powered through the mud at Newmarket when last seen and while his fitness has to be taken on trust, the Ribchester gelding will relish conditions in the Harrison College Your Future Your Choice Handicap.

He looks well set to continue where he left off and will be fresh after a four month break.


14:30 (Doncaster) Ghaihaban

Andrew Balding’s Ghaihaban should take some stopping in the William Hill Epic Boost Novice Stakes at Doncaster.

He has already shown testing ground holds no fears for him which will be crucial at this early stage of the Flat season.

The last three winners of this contest have all been above standard, with William Haggas’ Maljoom the stand out, so it will take a decent sort to win it.

The selection was second in soft ground on his debut at Windsor in October over six furlongs and lost little in defeat when a beaten favourite next time at Newmarket as the previously unraced winner, Lunar Eclipse, could be anything.

Balding tends to have his string pretty fit early doors and he gets the nod ahead of Charlie Appleby’s Strong Opinion, a 1,000,000 guineas purchase who is a brother of Theoryofeverything, who won this race 12 months ago.


15:05 (Doncaster) Parisiac

The Alice Haynes-trained Parisiac scrapes into the William Hill NRMB On The Grand National Handicap off bottom-weight which could be crucial.

A winner on heavy at Newmarket at the end of last season, he is back down to a mark just 1lb higher after two unplaced efforts on the all-weather.

That race fitness could prove crucial given only two other runners have a recent spin to their name.


15:40 (Doncaster) Baryshnikov

David and Nichola Barron’s Baryshnikov went winless last season but as a result starts life this campaign well handicapped on his best form.

No doubt Chester in May is the aim as he goes especially well there, but a mark of 84 may be too good to pass up and he won first time out two years ago.

He is definitely one to watch in the Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap.


Doncaster selections in full:

Doncaster: 13:20 Dubai Crystal, 13:55 Bust A Move, 14:30 Ghaihaban, 15:05 Parisiac, 15:40 Baryshnikov, 16:15 Shandy Star, 16:50 Selby’s Pride, 17:25 Violets Star.

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