Today on Sky Sports Racing: Onthefrontfoot seek a winning return to the track at Doncaster on Friday | Race News
The festive two-day meeting from Doncaster kicks off on Friday with a lively seven-race card, while there’s also jumping action from Bangor-on-Dee and flat racing action from Southwell and Wolverhampton, all live on Sky Sports Racing.
1.05 Doncaster – Onthefrontfoot take on five including former Year One winner
The Friday feature in Doncaster, the Every Way Extra At Bet365 Handicap Chase (1.05), attracted six nice guys including a former freshman winner.
by Joe Tizzard Nutz Elixir scored twice on the fences at the start of the year before struggling to compete at senior level at Cheltenham and Aintree in the spring.
The eight-year-old is now returning to a more favorable two-mile trip after finishing well below the pack in the seasonal reappearance at Ascot last month.
Market checks could be essential to On the forefoot as he returns from 468 days off the track. The Donald McCain runner has won three of his seven starts on fences, including the last time at Cartmel.
by Laura Morgan Not long until May brings the best recent form to the table after scoring on his hunting debut at Wetherby last month.
1.30 Bangor – Mumbo Jumbo Takes Course and Distance Winner Only The Bold
Only the bold will be well placed to back up last month’s win over course and distance when he returns for the Alfa Aggregate Products Golden Spurs Handicap Chase (1.30).
David Pipe will have been delighted with this effort during his hunting debut at seven years old and he again calls on the services of Fergus Gillard.
Mumbo-Jumbo has always been seen as a hunter and is ramping up for Emma Lavelle and Tom Bellamy after finishing in the places in his first two starts over the biggest obstacles.
Phillip Hobbs’ gold sovereign was last seen 657 days ago when exiting the mark over fences on the third attempt at Wincanton.
5.15 Southwell – Murbih and Hiya Maite, winners of the last time, face off
Four last-time winners feature across Southwell’s five stadiums in the BetUK Over 40,000 Live Handicap Races (5.15).
Vanquisher of Wolves never dark leading the weights for Iain Jardine and Jonathan Peate having had the lead ahead at the 15th time to ask this year.
He was lucky 13 for Murbih as he picked up a first career victory at Wolverhampton last time out and broke the same record here for Anthony Brittain.
by Roy Bowring Hi Maite was another to break his maiden on his last outing and will attempt to follow from a 3-pound top mark.
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Watch all the races from Doncaster, Bangor-On-Dee, Southwell and Wolverhampton live on Sky Sports Racing on Friday 9th December.