Owen Burrows’ War Rooms will look to back up an impressive debut as he returns to Doncaster for the Betfred Flying Scotsman Stakes on Friday.
The Churchill colt strode to an unchallenged success when running for the first time in his career in late July, winning a novice on Town Moor by four and three-quarter lengths.
That race was over the same course and distance as Friday’s Listed event and will be run in similar conditions, with Burrows opting to head to Yorkshire for that reason as Haydock came up quick for the Ascendant Stakes last weekend.
The trainer said: “He was impressive in his novice and there are similar ground conditions by the look of it, it’d be nice if we got a drop more rain this evening just to freshen it up.
“He’s pleased me since and we’re looking forward to running him.
“I had him in the Ascendant at Haydock over a mile, that was the original plan if the ground was suitable but we just felt it was a bit quick for him.
“There was this race the following week if the ground was more suitable and it seems like it is, I’ve given him a few nice entries so we’ll see if he’s up to it.”
War Rooms heads the market and is currently followed by Richard Hannon’s Local Hero, also a wide-margin debut winner.
Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum has two runners in the Roger Varian-trained Warm Spell and Karl Burke’s Ice Max, whereas Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien are represented by Battle Cry.