Jason Weaver: Here’s 6 of the best for Saturday’s ITV action

Doncaster, Chester & Chelmsford. What more could you want?

Jason Weaver Flat Racing


Doncaster 13:50 Makanah @ 14/1 

Was a big eye-catcher last time behind Dakota Gold at York. Julie Camacho’s charge was slowly away and made his task very, very, difficult and did remarkably well to finish within a length fourth and that form is as strong as any in the line-up.

He is a whopping 14/1 each-way price to boot in a race where Paddy is paying 6 places. It’s a big opportunity for Kieran O’Neill as regular pilot Paul Hannigan has had to go to Chester.

Chester 14:05 Manuela De Vega @ 11/4 

Has been knocking around in the top grade for a while now and is eased in grade on Saturday. Ben Vrackie is at the top of the market after a decent run in the 1m 6f Ebor Handicap, but may just lack the same change of gear as the our filly over 1m 4f.

She also gets just under a stone in weight off the fav.

Doncaster 14:25 Never No More @ 13/2

Looked very good in the early part of the season where he managed to beat Madhmoon at Leopardstown in the 2,000 Guineas Trial. He aimed very high last time running in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington and wasn’t disgraced in that company when finishing fifth. This is going to be run at a strong gallop with Shine So Bright a confirmed front runner. There’s reason to believe that the Aidan O’Brien runner has not reached his ceiling as yet.

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Chelmsford 14:45 Breathless Times @ 12/1 

Picked up at the sales for 26,000 guineas and also given a long break by connections, he just may prove a very shrewd purchase. Stuart Williams’ runner is drawn wide and that doesn’t help – but it is factored into the price. He has a potent change of gear and provided we get a gallop to run at – he is definitely flying under the radar here and ranks an each-way play.

With a little luck it could be a welcome return winner for the recently-suspended Callum Rodriguez,

Doncaster 15:00 Fort Myers @ 6/1 

Another Ballydoyle runner on Town Moor and I cannot understand why he is such a decent price given he has chased home Lope Y Fernandez, Siskin and Arizona. A couple of these are likely improvers but in a smallish field, match practice when the taps are turned on is going to be a big advantage. We definitely have experience on our side.

Doncaster 15:35 Logician @ 10/11 

John Gosden’s runner looks tailor-made for this test and brings in the perfect 100 per cent record here. He’s big bold and very fluent when you see him galloping. Doncaster’s track will suit him down to the ground and big Johnny G has a great record in the final British Classic of the season.

*Prices correct at time of publication 

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