8.25 Doncaster: Class 4 Handicap, 6f
Wide open contest but the one who’s quite intriguing is Oberyn Martel, particularly with De Sousa booked for the ride. If the 3-year-old could recapture any of his juvenile form, or for that matter, what he did on his seasonal reappearance at Wolverhampton back in February, he’d have a massive chance.
This lad obviously went the wrong way and even of revised marks didn’t look like going close whatsoever over the last while. Nonetheless he remains of interest for me, now down to a highly dangerous mark.
He has a career best topspeed rating of 83 to his name, which tops anything in this field, and he has matched a 93 RPR on both turf and the All-Weather, which suggests he was not too long ago quite a decent horse – and legitimately rated way higher than right now.
Conditions should suit today. Top jockey in the saddle. Oberyn Martel is surely bound for a big ride if he still has the appetite for racing. On the other hand he could absolutely bomb out. It’s worth the risk at given prices.
10pts win – Oberyn Martel @ 10/1 MB