Four days of Doncaster coming up on ITV and it’s ITV3 for six events on terrestrial telly Wednesday including two from Kempton.
Let’s get straight to it and see what damage we can do.
Coverage starts with a handicap for youngsters over 7f. MAYAAS has gone up a few pounds for finishing second at York last time but he’s clearly talented and is going to win soon. Trained by William Haggas and ridden by 2000-up Jim Crowley, my hope has been favourite every start and this should be his day.
The Kempton due starts with a handicap over 1m3f. OMNIVEGA was a massive eye catcher at Ascot last time and is a Jamie Spencer type ride from off the pace. I have no doubt he’s good enough to win this race for Dave Simcock but whether the small field will suit his style only time will tell. He’s being aimed at the Melbourne Cup in the future.
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Now Listed company over 5f. He has a lot of weight, but conditions are ideal for another big run from DAKOTA GOLD in this dash. This track has not been good for the Michael Dods gelding over the years, although he does have a fourth in the Portland to his name. But Connor Beasley should get another tune out of him after a fine second at York last time.
Another handicap over 1m. ITKAANN is up 7lb for a success at Salisbury but is improving fast for Owen Burrows and Cieren Fallon takes the ride.
The Son of Gutaifan is really getting his act together now and might be able to defy a rise in the weights. Might not want the ground too soft though.
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A classified contest here over 1m which is usually the Leger Legends but there are no legends this time. Low grade stuff.
FLYING DRAGON has a terrible wins to runs ratio but is consistent if nothing else and should give us an eachway run for our money. A mark of 70 is workable, and he goes with juice in the ground should there be any! Pat Dobbs is booked for Richard Hannon.
Group 3 company now with the Sceptre for fillies over 7f. CLOAK OF SPIRITS looks another decent eachway bet here for the Hannon yard with Andrea Atzeni on top.
The Rockfel runner up was a fine third at Deauville last time and this slight drop in trip will not be an issue. I’d be surprised if she is not in at the finish.
And finally a handicap over 1m2f. CARADOC is going to bounce back to form at some point and this is much more his trip than the mile and a half at Ascot last time. Trained by Ed Walker, Caradoc ran well from off the pace at Epsom three runs ago and was far from disgraced at York after that. Tom Marquand has the chance to shine here.
So best of luck and pray for Yeeehaaas. You hear me Paddy?
Matt Chapman’s bet summary – Wednesday, September 9
1.40pm Doncaster – Mayaas
1.55pm Kempton – Omnivega
2.10pm Doncaster – Dakota Gold
2.25pm Kempton – Itkaann
2.40pm Doncaster – Flying Dragon
3.15pm Doncaster – Cloak Of Spirits
3.45pm Doncaster – Caradoc
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