I feel victory in my fingers, and success in my toes!

This week has been a shambles with so many meetings called off, so let’s hope today’s cracking Donny card gets the go-ahead.

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12.50 Ballasalla – Donald McCain has his string in good nick this season and his progressive seven-year-old should be good enough to take out the opener.

His second at Catterick over Christmas was a fine effort and the application of first-time cheekpieces is a positive.

The step up in trip will suit and he can get off the mark over the larger obstacles.


2.40 Magic Of Light – It’s slightly surprising to see Jessica Harrington’s eight-year-old back so soon after a tough race at Ascot on the weekend.

However, she’s obviously raring to go and judged on her Newbury win, she should be too good for this lot.

That was a really impressive victory in arguably the hottest mares’ chase of the season, and even under a penalty she should have too much gas here.

Bully’s Friday Bankers

Doncaster 12.50 – Ballasalla

Lingfield 1.15 – Hidden Dream

Huntingdon 2.40 – Magic Of Light

Newcastle 5.15 – Equiano Springs


1.15 Hidden Dream – This is a very weak opener and it looks best to stick with the tried and tested.

Christine Dunnett’s four-year-old was an emphatic winner in this grade at Chelmsford back in November and should be able to strike again off a 4lb higher mark.

The 71-day absence is a minor concern but he should have enough improvement in him to see off a poor field.


5.15 Equiano Springs – Was a very good second last time, finishing a neck in front of the re-opposing Athollblair Boy. 

The weights favour him again here, as does the drop in grade to a 0-80.

It means he’s top weight but it’s a compressed handicap and he’s the class angle.

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