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Saturday, 18 August 2018

4:00 Doncaster Racing 18th August

Horse racing tips
DONCASTER 4.00 (8.7) 

HAROME is a possible pacesetter here, stall 2 isn't ideal but with a lack of early pace it ought to be able to get a prominent position but maybe not good enough to win this race ORVAR likes to sit just behind the leaders and recorded its best time this year at Musselburgh but looks to need to improve time-wise to win this race CARLTON FRANKIE 7/1 is well drawn in stall 10 for a front runner and if it gets to the front in this race it could prove hard to catch and will be my main bet in the race. ORIENT CLASS hasn't shown any fast times on turf mainly due the fact it isn't at its best on good to firm ground so would need some give in the ground to help its chances CLASSIC PURSUIT likes this type of course but always runs as though would suit it better so should be staying on at the finish but maybe not quickly enough. EAST STREET REVUE recorded a time in 2016 that would see it make the frame here but has been way below that level recently so not for me in this race SHEPHERDS PURSE likes to track the pace and then stay on at the finish but would need to improve a little to make the frame here and its on a 26 race losing streak so a lay here for me. MACHREE is the only 3 year old in the race and has a time that could see it makes the frame here but is a few spots off top spot in terms of winning the race BASHIBA recorded a time in 2017 that would make it 2nd top rated but has been a fair way off that level this year and not for me in this race COMPAS SCOOBIE hasn't shown much recently, losing its last 16 races and its best from last year wouldn't put it in my top 4 so another I may lay if there's any value to do so. 

Carlton Frankie 7/1 7th

NEWMARKET 3.20 (8.0)

With 15 runners I have crossed off the chances of 8 entrants, Lucky Beggar my 4th top rated and versatile with its racing tactics, Buccaneers Vault is my 3rd top rated and Cappananty Con is 2nd best and this hold up type could prosper if they go off too fast but I've got SYRIAN PEARL 9/1 in top spot and this front-runner could lead all the way here. 

Syrian Pearl 10/1 Unp


RIPON 2.05 (8.2)

I've marked 5 with negatives, 5 middling types and then my 6 top rated, Hee Haw a front-runner is 6th best, Holiday Magic is 5th best and should be running on at the finish, Handsome Dude is a hold up type and its apprentice jockey moves it into 4th spot, I've 3 front running sorts at the top of my list and they are only split by 3lb on my figures, RELATED 7/1 is 3rd top coming from stall 9 with RED PIKE 9/1 my top 2nd rated in stall 11, top spot is MR WAGYU 7/1 coming out of stall 3 so I will go with backing the 3 of them. 

Mr Wagyu 7/1 Unp 

RIPON 3.15 (8.2) 

An almost impossible 20 race to analyse properly but my top 4 ratings are, the front-runner FOOLAAD 28/1 4th top in stall 11, the consistent KIMBERELLA 12/1 is my 3rd top rated and is a versatile type with its tactics, just 1lb ahead in 2nd spot is TERUNTUM STAR 12/1 who likes to track the leaders but doesn't want really fast ground, my top rated is REPUTATION 28/1 who is well weighted on its best form, its stall 5 draw isn't ideal in the make-up of this race as any bias may be in favour of those drawn high.

Reputations 28/1 9th