Punchestown - At The Races

Doncaster ground looking set fair for two-day weekend fixture

    Exciting Summit Juvenile Hurdle in store on Saturday.
  • Wednesday 08 December 2021
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Doncaster officials are not expecting a lot of rain ahead of their of the two-day meeting on Friday and Saturday.

The going was described as good to soft on Wednesday afternoon during a week where the South Yorkshire course has got away lightly with rainfall.

“We’ve got a chance of a bit more rain late tomorrow (Thursday), but at the moment we are good to soft and we’ve missed a lot of the rain that has come over the last two or three days. We’ve just had two or three millimetres today as I speak,” said clerk of the course Roderick Duncan.

“Friday is going to be a dry and quite bright day. We will just have to see what Thursday evening brings us. The forecast is for it to be unsettled, not vast amounts of rain, but we’ll just have to see what develops.

“Saturday is predominately dry with is a risk of showers at the back end of the card on the current forecast.”

Duncan is excited at Saturday’s card, with one of the features being the bet365 Summit Juvenile Hurdle. The Grade Two contest has attracted 18 entries, including the Milton Harris-trained Knight Salute, Gary Moore’s Porticello and Dan Skelton’s Too Friendly, who are all unbeaten over the smaller obstacles.

“We’re well pleased with entries for the Summit. It is one of the strongest for that race since I’ve been here,” he added.