15:50 Doncaster

Flaming Rib sets the standard with a rating of 108 but I do feel that flatters him and he could prove vulnerable to a couple of debutant winners. He made all at Chester last time off a mark of 101 but at the prices I much prefer the chances of GOLD MEDAL (best priced at 15-2). The Richard Hughes trained gelding made an impressive winning debut at Wolverhampton despite not appearing to handle the tight turns on the all-weather surface.

Once Gold Medal found his big long stride in the straight, he powered clear by nearly three lengths in impressive style. The straight 6f at Doncaster should suit him well and if he handles the soft ground then he should be able to remain unbeaten.

Gold Medal - 1pt @ 15/2

16:20 Doncaster

The Michael Dods trained DAKOTA GOLD (best priced at 6-1) has good form at Doncaster and should now hold strong claims on his first start in handicap company since August 2020. The seven-year-old finished 3rd in the listed Scarborough Stakes over this course and distance last season before winning over 6f here on soft ground in November on soft ground.

Dakota Gold has been campaigned exclusively at either listed level or higher since and has placed twice behind Judicial and Tis Marvellous this season. He has now dropped down to a mark of 104 so he can run in this 0-105 off top weight and he should run well with up to five places available.

Dakota Gold - 0.5pts e/w @ 6/1

16:29 Kelso

The Sandy Thomson trained COOLKILL (best priced at 10-3) is a lightly raced seven-year-old who could surprise a few in this race on his chasing debut. He has raced keenly in a hood in novice hurdles but was a lot more relaxed last time when victorious at Perth in April. He has been given an opening handicap mark of 116 and connections have decided to send him straight over fences off this mark which catches the eye.

Coolkill has had a wind operation since his last run and his trainer is well known for his horses improving when going over the larger obstacles. He has been well backed since the market opened for this race which is a positive and I expect him to win on his chasing debut.

Coolkill - 1pt @ 10/3

17:10 Leopardstown

The Jim Bolger trained BOUNDLESS OCEAN (best priced at 11-4) only made his debut on the 14th October but looks a worthy favourite for this Group 3 Eyrefield Stakes. The son of Teofilo finished a neck 2nd on his debut at the Curragh but ran a fantastic race two days later in a Group 3 at this course when only beaten 1 ¼ lengths in fourth.

If you watch back that run then you will agree that Boundless Ocean was unlucky not to win as Luke McAteer went for a daring run against the rail but got blocked. He stayed on well that day over 7f shaping like this step up to 1m1f will suit him well and I expect him to prove hard to beat with Kevin Manning back on board.

Boundless Ocean - 1pt @ 11/4