LiveScore Racing Preview, Doncaster, January 11, 2022

There is an intriguing day of action ahead at Doncaster
There is an intriguing day of action ahead at Doncaster

Doncaster is one of three meetings taking place in the UK on Tuesday, with an eight-race jumps card from Town Moor.

The official going prior to the meeting is described as 'Good To Soft', 'Soft' in places.

And we have selected five horses for you to follow. 

12.05pm - Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle (3m½f) 

A step up in distance helped IMMORTAL FAME improve and get off the mark at the fifth time of asking when he prevailed at Uttoxeter (2m4f) last month.

He scored in a large field on his handicap debut which included 20 runners. 

Tom Lacey's gelding has been put up 9lb, but he may be even better over this extended 3m trip, so there is a good chance he will defy that rise in the ratings. 

LiveScore selection: Immortal Fame 

1.05pm - Betting Better With Sky Bet Maiden Hurdle (2m5f) 

Point-to-point winner CITY CHIEF made an encouraging start to his career under Rules when he finished second in a maiden hurdle at Ascot (2m5½f). 

He was short of room on a couple of occasions in that race which led to Nicky Henderson's novice being hampered. 

The Seven Barrows runner should come on from that run at Ascot. He looks the one they all have to beat in this big field and he may have an exciting future. 

LiveScore selection: City Chief 

1.40pm - Sky Bet Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (2m4½f) 

Gallyhill is looking to land for Nicky Henderson
Gallyhill is looking to land for Nicky Henderson

GALLYHILL showed plenty of promise on the track last season as a hurdler, but it is chasing where he is likely to show his best form. 

It did not work out for him on his chase debut at Exeter (2m3f), as he came down when tired at the penultimate fences. 

Henderson's horse has had a wind-op since his last outing so hopefully he will show a lot more this time out. 

This race is clearly competitive but the son of Getaway is unexposed, and he represents one of the leading stables in the UK. 

LiveScore selection: Gallyhill 

2.15pm - Betting Better With Sky Bet Novices' Hurdle (2m½f) 

In what was his debut run, RUSSIAN RULER scored in a bumper at Warwick back in May over 2m. 

He was fancied to run well in that race and he did not disappoint. The horse which finished second behind him has come out and won both of his two hurdle appearances. 

The five-year-old gelding will obviously need to prove he is comfortable over obstacles but he should be well prepared for this following lots of schooling over the summer. 

Henderson's unbeaten novice is favoured over Moriko De Vassy, who needs to bounce back following a fall last time at Huntingdon. 

LiveScore selection: Russian Ruler 

3.20pm - Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle (2m3½f) 

COME ON GRUFF took a big step forward on his second appearance over hurdles to score at Uttoxeter (2m4f) last month. 

He hit the front of the field approaching the last flight and then went clear of his rivals. 

This looks a lenient opening handicap mark for Tom George's runner, which gives him a great chance of successfully following up. 

LiveScore selection: Come On Gruff

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