Today on Sky Sports Racing: Dakota Gold bids to follow in the footsteps of her half-brother at Ripon | Racing news
Two days after half-brother’s huge repeat success with Commanche Falls at the Stewards’ Cup, Dakota Gold will be looking to pull off a similar trick in the Ripon feature event, live on Sky Sports Racing .
3:25 Ripon – Dakota wins Gold at Ripon
14-time winner, eight-year-old Dakota Gold looks an ardent favorite to follow half-brother’s feat in the feature sprint at Goodwood on Saturday.
Michael Dods-trained sprinter running in the Wilmot-Smith Memorial (3:25) handicap, he ran one of his better races in recent times by finishing second well at the Gosforth Park Cup in Newcastle.
Interesting objections include three-year-old Aleezdancer and My Litte Tip, as well as Hyperfocus, who finished fourth well in the competitive York handicap in the final warm-up.
6.25 Windsor – Sprint Series comes to an impressive finish
After a series of Qualifiers, tonight will see the results of the Final Handicap of the Fitzdares Sprint series (6:25), with an outstanding winning prize of just under £40,000.
As a result, the race drew a field of 16, with Lequinto possibly the favorite as he scored a hat-trick for Tony Carroll’s team.
Aramis Gray is likely to rival the Rae Guest team, which won this race in 2019 while the likes of Get It and Danzeno have plenty of class to lean on.
7.00 Windsor – Stoute sends an interesting handicap debuter
A thrilling nine-runner race appealing to three-year-olds comes after the standout event, with Sir Michael Stoute choosing to run Lebsayer in his handicap debut, with the driver winning Derby Richard Kingscote on the saddle.
He seems capable of leading the market but faces a lot of dubious opposition, including the last two winners in Elena’s Gift and Fearless Bay.
Another potential improviser is Yarralumla for The Queen, although he has looked disappointing in recent starts for the Clive Cox team.
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