Another trip to Doncaster is in order for our weekend speed ratings. Horses should be running on good to firm ground on the straight course, while the round course is good (good to firm on the home straight). Those conditions will ensure some speedy battles on Saturday (16 May).
The Racing Post is a pillar of the sport for top speed ratings horse racing analysis. That is why we have looked to the site for today’s analysis over at Doncaster. A prime early race to target is the 18:15 Handicap with its 10 runners.
Maven has the quickest speed rating of 98, with Headline News just behind on 96. However, Headline News has finished fourth or better in its last six races, where as Maven has only managed two seconds.
An intriguing prospect is the 62-rated Persona Grata, with two wins, two seconds, and a third in its past six races.