Racing tips for Saturday at Doncaster, Newbury, Kelso, Lingfield and Southwell
BENNYS KING is fancied to avenge a last-time-out defeat by Domaine De L’Isle by landing the William Hill Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup (3.15) at Newbury.
When the pair met at Ascot six weeks ago, it was Domaine De L’Isle, completing a hat-trick, who came out on top by a neck.
Bennys King did well to come back from a bad error at the ninth of the 17 fences, and meets his rival, disappointing at the royal racecourse since, on 2lb better terms.
My selection scored over two miles and three-quarter miles here for Dan and Harry Skelton at the end of November and, with a decent test in prospect over two furlongs shorter, should give another good account.
The William Hill Supporting Greatwood Veterans’ Handicap Chase (2.05) is a good opportunity for HORATIO HORNBLOWER to return to winning ways.
On the back of successes at Ffos Las and Doncaster, Nick Williams’ 12-year-old went in search of the hat-trick in a valuable contest for senior citizens at Sandown Park at the start of January.
Horatio Hornblower had yet to be asked for maximum effort when unseating the trainer’s son Chester as victory went to Jepeck, with Theatre Guide third and Dark Flame home in fifth.
The handicapper had no option but to leave the son of Presenting on his current mark and, with Gavin Sheehan now in the plate, compensation awaits.
At Doncaster, DALILA DU SEUIL looks interesting back at two miles for the 888Sport Bet £10 Get £30 Handicap Chase (2.25).
The Harry Fry trainee has been beaten in two starts over two and a half miles this term but all of her but each of her four wins has been at shorter, and Barry Geraghty’s partner looks feasibly treated on her handicap debut.
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