5.55: Doncaster: Class Handicap, 10f
Scurr Mist makes plenty of appeal if he stays the trip, while Jan De Heem is in excellent form at the moment. But top weight Barren Brook could have too much on his plate for this lot, stepping up to 10f again. He wasn’t as his best over 7f the last time, a trip too sharp for him these days, but wasn’t disgraced in a couple of 10f handicaps before.
Off a mark off 75 with the precious 5lb claim of a good apprentice in the saddle, at a track he has won over this trip before – he must go close.
Barren Brook @ 6/1 Betfred – 5pts Win
7.35 Lingfield: Class 5 Handicap, 1m 4f
Not much depth in this field which should play into hands of consistent Cottesloe who’s almost certain to run to his mark off 68 which should be good enough to win this race. He ran his heart out at Sandown the last when he wasn’t best positioned, but stayed on strongly. suggesting a return to 12f will suit.
He was desperately unlucky not to win a Doni Handicap before, when following up on a strong UK debut success. He has been a good All-Weather horse over in Ireland and should be a shorter price in my book.
Cottesloe @ 4/1 William Hill – 5pts Win