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    Grade 1 Stars to Shine in SBK Warfield Mares’ Hurdle at Doncaster
Grade 1 Stars to Shine in SBK Warfield Mares’ Hurdle at Doncaster
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Grade 1 Stars to Shine in SBK Warfield Mares’ Hurdle at Doncaster

Doncaster Racecourse is set to host an exhilarating weekend of horse racing, featuring the SBK Warfield Mares’ Hurdle (G2) with a prize fund of £45,000. This prestigious event will see six contenders, including Grade 1 stars Marie’s Rock and You Wear It Well, competing for the top spot.

SBK, the sportsbook app powered by Smarkets, is the title sponsor for this weekend's races at Doncaster. The event promises a packed schedule with the SBK Supreme Rossington Main Novices’ Hurdle and the SBK Warfield Mares’ Hurdle, both relocated from Haydock and Ascot, contributing to an eight-race card.

Marie’s Rock, trained by Nicky Henderson, will attempt the 3m distance for only the third time in her career. She comes off a strong performance as the runner-up in the Relkeel Hurdle (G2) at Cheltenham. Meanwhile, You Wear It Well is set to recover from a less impressive outing in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle (G1) at Sandown, marking her first run over this distance.

Dan Skelton's West Balboa, known for her consistency, is expected to bounce back after an uncharacteristic performance in the Long Walk Hurdle. Henderson's Theatre Glory and Tweed Skirt are also in contention, with the latter impressing over larger obstacles recently.

Completing the lineup is the dual-purpose mare Coquelicot, trained by Anthony Honeyball, who secured a ‘Listed’ level victory in her penultimate start.

Doncaster Racecourse, a historic Group 1 venue, hosts 37 race fixtures annually, including the acclaimed Cazoo St Leger Festival. Besides racing, it's a prime location for corporate events, weddings, and the famous 'Christmas Live' party nights.

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