Racing Report Card: A runaway winner, a sensational ride and one for the tracker

WOW. With some epic performances, wall-to-wall action and global superstars, the Flat season certainly returned with a bang.

We’ve kept you in the loop in case you missed out on some of today’s action.

Auxerre made mincemeat of his rivals in the Lincoln
Auxerre made mincemeat of his rivals in the Lincoln
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Epic performance 🔼

AUXERRE (3.35 Doncaster) blew his rivals away to return one of the shortest-priced winners in Lincoln history.

Of all the displays on Saturday, this was the most impressive – to lead from pillar to post in such a competitive race takes some doing, and James Doyle was merely a passenger in the saddle.

The stunning colt has clearly improved since he was last seen winning a Kempton handicap and he certainly landed a good few punts on Town Moor this afternoon.

Bookies have already put him up at 10-1 for the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, and Group 1 company definitely doesn’t look beyond the realms of possibility after this.

Ride of the day 💰

Off to Uttoxeter for this one, where Harry Skelton gave RENWICK (3-1f) one of the strongest rides you’ll see.

Punters will have had their head in the hands half-way up the run-in as he was headed by runner-up Starjac, but Skelton didn’t give up and galvanised his mount to nose ahead in the final strides.

It was the never-say-die attitude of a man desperate to get his trainer-brother to the 200 winner mark – and with that kind of ride, there’s no reason why he won’t.

One for your tracker 🔭

Keep an eye on the progressive FORBIDDEN PLANET (3.15 Kempton), who fairly scampered home in the Rosebery Handicap.

Form-book shrewdies will have noticed how well-treated he was, having just been beaten by the now 97-rated Executive Force when last seen – and he was a class apart under a magnificent Jason Watson.

The pace set was a very strong one and it appeared as though he would surely be a hostage to those held up in the rear, but he found plenty and is clearly a horse going places.

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