Tuesday Down Royal betting tips:
12:40 – The Big Doyen
16:10 – MacDermott
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THE BIG DOYEN can secure compensation having been disqualified at Punchestown in November and returns here after a break for Peter Fahey and should claim this opening maiden hurdle at Down Royal. The stewards made the right decision on the day at Punchestown and with the benefit of two runs over hurdles following an earlier second at Fairyhouse, the son of Doyen can get the better of Doctor Bravo and others under Kevin Sexton.
Hunters Yarn has enhanced the form of that Punchestown contest with victory at Naas earlier this month with Doctor Bravo the main danger following his second at Leopardstown over Christmas. Bellaney Lord might represent value with Darly Jacob here to ride, but The Big Doyen has shown enough in bumpers and over hurdles to win this contest.
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The Gordon Elliot camp have not been hitting their normal heights of late which suggests it might be worth sticking with the inform Closutton team of Willie Mullins with newcomer MACDERMOTT. The son of Saint Des Saints has a good French pedigree and won’t have to a world beater to take this average looking finale on the card, with Patrick Mullins having scored on 3 of his previous 4 rides in the past ten days.
A strong gallop should suit No Time To Wait who comes here following a third place finish at Leopardstown over Christmas on his rules debut. However, that poor form of the Elliott team can’t be ignored despite winning two of the previous five renewals of this race, which included success with Andy Dufresne in 2019. Solider Solid and Soldante look the best of the other rivals and should fight for a place, but MacDermott looks the best pick and can hopefully send us home with a winner.
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