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Today on Sky Sports Racing: Army Ethos returns to battle at Newcastle

Doncaster and Newcastle host the live action on Sky Sports Racing on Sunday, with the hotly-anticipated return of Coventry Stakes runner-up Army Ethos the highlight across the meetings.

6.00 Newcastle – Army Ethos returns at Gosforth Park

Coventry Stakes runner-up Army Ethos returns for a hotly-anticipated three-year-old campaign in the BetUK. It’s Where The UK Bets Novice Stakes (6.00) over six furlongs at Newcastle.

Archie Watson’s son of Shalaa excelled in two starts as a two-year-old, winning comfortably on debut at Ayr before chasing home River Tiber at Royal Ascot and rates an exciting prospect for the season ahead.

He will be a short price to get back to winning ways, but Geoff Oldroyd’s Pocklington could give him something to think about. A winner over this course and distance on his sole start to date, he will hope to take advantage of his fitness edge under Harry Russell.

3.15 Doncaster – Crosspark heads 10-strong field

Crosspark heads a cracking field of 10 for the three-mile Download The Raceday Ready App Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase (3.15) at Doncaster.

Nick Kent’s 14-year-old showed he retains plenty of ability when scoring at Huntingdon before finishing runner-up at Market Rasen in December and should go close on his return from a break, although the ground is unlikely to be in his favour.

Kerry Lee’s Storm Control, a winner at the track back in 2019, heads the opposition and having struggled to land a blow in his last few starts, could appreciate the switch to veteran company.

Of the others, the Gary Moore-trained Iconic Muddle has placed on his last two starts and is another to note off the same mark.

7.00 Newcastle – Greatgadian the one to beat

Greatgadian and Star Zinc contest a fiercely-competitive looking Bet £10 Get £40 At BetMGM Handicap (7.00).

Roger Varian’s Greatgadian has run with credit in tougher handicaps this winter and should have a strong chance as he drops in grade under the guidance of Aidan Keeley.

Dual course and distance winner Star Zinc is stepping up in class under Hollie Doyle and rates a big danger for Rebecca Menzies.

Charlie Johnston’s Love De Vega is up 4lb for his impressive Chelmsford success last week, while Linda Perratt’s The Caltonian reverts to seven furlongs.

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Watch every race from Doncaster and Newcastle on Sky Sports Racing on Sunday March 3.

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