4.00pm Doncaster tips for Saturday’s Class 2 race. A trappy big field sprint to close out the ITV racing coverage, five furlongs will see this over in a flash. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.
IN SUMMARY: ATLETICO is worth another chance in this company, especially at a far more backable price than is often the case with him. His win at Windsor is worth a mark half a stone above his current one, so is undoubtedly well treated if able to tap back into that form. Lincoln does his best work in the autumn, his recent third to Erissimus Maximus suggest that he is coming back to form. Finally, Global Applause is a big price dropping back to the trip where he has scored both his wins.
1 JUST GLAMOROUS – Bold front runner bounced back from a spell in the wilderness following a breathing operation. This mark still looks within reach with conditions to suit, but it won’t be so easy to dominate this bigger field.
2 SPRING LOADED – Things finally fell right for him from a draw on the wing over the extended five furlongs here last month. Far from disgraced last time out, but the drop in trip doesn’t look a positive move for a horse so strong at the finish over six furlongs.
3 GLOBAL APPLAUSE – Tried over further this year, both wins as a juvenile came at this trip. This mark looks high enough on what he has achieved this season, but the drop back in trip makes him one of the more interesting outsiders.
4 EAST STREET REVUE – Took full advantage of a drop in grade last time out at York. A five pound rise takes him north of 90, a threshold that he has always struggled with when passing in the past.
5 SOIE D’LEAU – Got his head in front at Leicester last month on suitably soft ground. Won this race last year from three pounds higher so has an each way chance for all that his 2017 form doesn’t stack up as well as his body of work last season.
6 LINCOLN – Has often saved his best efforts for the end of the season, all five of his wins coming in the month of September. He has won here in the past, with a recent Ascot third to Erissimus Maximus suggesting he is in good heart.
7 FOXY FOREVER – Three pounds above his highest ever winning mark following a success at Kempton last time. His turf wins have all come earlier in the calendar year when the ground is quicker, easy enough to pass over.
8 ORION’S BOW – Really struggled for form since the end of June. He was poor last weekend when in a winnable looking race at Catterick, a three pound drop isn’t enough to think he can get involved.
9 ATLETICO – Dotted up at Windsor in July, a beaten favourite the last three times. This mark underestimates him if he is able to find the form that saw him score. Clearly well regarded, he is worth another chance under favourable conditions at a price that looks far too big.
10 TOMILY – Slipping down the handicap having struggled this season. Not seen since August, when last at Windsor, he has more than enough to prove about his current wellbeing to be considered.
11 ERISSIMUS MAXIMUS – Five wins in 2017 has seen his mark climb all season. Arrives looking for a hat-trick and while he needs consideration as a sprinter at the top of his game, the step up in class and another rise in the weights will demand more again.
12 BOUNDSY – Primarily campaigned at lower levels before a Class 2 win on his latest outing. Not out the first two in his last six starts, he may struggle to confirm his nose beating of Rasheeq last time out on significantly worse terms.
13 COOLFITCH – Yet to win above Class 3 level, she is still a couple of pounds above her highest winning mark. Conditions will be no issue for her, but she needs to step up massively on her recent efforts to get involved.
14 RASHEEQ – Including jockey claims, he is eight pounds better off with Boundsy for a nose beating at Haydock. Disappointing last time out when behind East Street Revue at York, a record of just 1/20 suggests that he has no more than an each way squeak in such a deep contest.
15 EXCEED THE LIMIT – Both turf wins have come on soft ground, the majority of his best form in this country on artificial surfaces. Well enough treated at his best, but this is far deeper than the race he won at Kempton last time.
16 CONFESSIONAL – Consistent once more this season at the age of ten, winning at Chester in July. Plenty of placed efforts from similar marks to this so has an outside chance, but looks an unlikely winner
17 PADDY POWER – Arrives looking for a hat-trick after a pair of Class 4 wins. This is a very different kettle of fish and he has tended to struggle once his mark has gone past 80 in the past.