THE FLAT finishes for the year at Doncaster and after the rain arrived through the week the Jumps stables gear into action elsewhere.
We’ve been through the form and picked out our best bets and each way shots across the cards.
2.05 Laugh A Minute – Many in here have been praying for rain but it looks to have steered clear. Roger Varian’s horse is versatile on any surface anyway and has improved in recent starts to suggest he could take this race in his stride.
2.05 Maid In India – Looks wildly over-priced for small yard. But it’s a yard that know the time of day and this horse looks to have a decent race in her. Yes, the picks are in the same race, but this filly takes her racing well and looks an each way bet for the ages.
5.00 True Belief – Yet to fire but was well backed on debut before going again in a much stronger race. Clearly well thought of and powerful connections have little to fear in this race.
6.00 Making Miracles – Mark Johnston has clearly taken aim at this valuable pot and the likely outsider of his three needs another look. A pair of duck eggs on his latest starts, but has plenty more to offer judged on earlier form over the summer.
1.35 Dream Berry – Sweet on this chap for a number of reasons. The O’Neill yard have had a great start to the season and a few of their horses look well handicapped. Dream Berry has had a number of near misses in better races, but this is easier and he has a cracking record fresh. Step up in trip might just help him find some more.
2.40 Romain De Senam – Shaped well on comeback run at Market Rasen and should put him A1 for this. The favourite is likely to see plenty of support and could make Paul Nicholls’ chaser a tempting price.
2.30 One Night In Milan – Not the most attractive card for punters but Keith Dalgleish’s horse is chasing a hat-trick and you have to think there’s a bit more hiding under the tank.
NA – Keep your money in your pocket. Small fields make this a nightmare.
2.25 Secret Investor – Won the Persian War nicely and big things are expected of this horse. Interesting they go straight into a Grade 2 on his fences bow.
3.35 Present Man – Won this last year and doesn’t look on a bad mark to go in again. Won’t mind the forecast rain, while the same can’t be said for a lot of rivals.