It is the finale of the Turf Flat racing season at Doncaster this weekend but my attention is very much across the pond in America and at Del Mar racecourse California and the Breeders Cup.
Luckily, I don’t have any strong fancies here in the UK anyway this weekend, the racing that is on being a good example of that transitional period as the Flat season finishes and the Jumps game begins to warm up. At Doncaster Godolphin’s Global Storm heads a maximum field of twenty-three for the November Handicap. I have tipped the Charlie Appleby trained gelding before, such as in July when second in the 1m6f Bet365 Trophy, but he is paying for his consistency this season and needs a pound or two off his handicap mark. Elsewhere Bravemansgame, a very promising Novice Chaser with Paul Nicholls is looking to make it it two from two over the larger obstacles in the Grade Two John Romans Park Homes 'Rising Stars' Novices' Chase at Wincanton. I backed him at Cheltenham and Aintree last season over Hurdles (third and second) but sadly he'll be odds-on for this an unbackable. He is well worth a watch though to see how he goes with the Festival Novice Chase 3m and Marsh Novices Chase 2m4f in mind come March.
All the news and of course the tips for all fourteen Breeders Cup races at Del Mar can be found on the Breeders Cup dedicated page right here on the website. All the races for Future Stars Friday can be viewed here in the UK on Sky Racing and ITV4 with the Saturday card also on Sky and ITV4 before switching to the main ITV channel from 11.15pm for the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf and Longines Breeders' Cup Classic. The racing goes on till the wee small hours here in the UK on both days so make sure to get you beauty sleep in.
I have a couple of the lads plotting up at mine on Saturday all being well as we go all Yankee Doodle Dandy down at Triple G Towers for the weekend.
Have a nice day y’all