The Doncaster and Hereford views and clues!


The two meetings go ahead and I’ve seen a few things of interest in the marketplace. Several are well worth investigating, not least that punt on EASTER GOLD, racing second time following a wind-op and ridden by Bryony Frost.


12-30 – Nothing “moving” as such but some nibbling of DREAMSUNDERMYFEET 16/1 > 12/1 but your as likely to find me supporting Everton as you are to find me betting in a Class 5 Conditional Jockeys event.

1-05 – BROKEN HALO is not weak despite the length of time he has been missing (635 days since he won his PTP), but they have come for ROYAL PRETENDER 9/4 > 13/8.

I’d suggest a dutch lands the bacon as the third favourite, VALSHEDA, making debut for Nicky Henderson, is weak.

1-35 – Three runners but it’s the outsider they want, MINELLA TRUMP 13/2 > 4/1 and the front two on the tissue very weak.

2-05 – The winner is in the front three in the market but as to which one….not a baldy clue. All three are attracting support whilst the Henderson horse, trading fourth favourite opened 9/2 but is now 14/1….but still fourth favourite.

2-40 – We have 12 going to post and again it’s the front three on the tissue attracting support:

  • SHANTY ALLEY 7/2 > 3/1
  • GARRANE 15/2 > 11/2
  • BIG NASTY 8/1 > 6/1

It is a race though, that is giving off a stink. Whilst they are attracting support, those in behind them are not weak, with one or two long priced ones being nibbled at, too.

I’ll swerve it.

3-10 – Since my morning Newsletter went out we have seen a veritable avalanche of cash for EASTER GOLD 16/1 > 7/1 and so, my own play here now will be the pair of OMM’s Post Racing members were advised of this morning, with this Lucy Wadham trained steamer.

3-40 – With four non-runners and one of those being the morning second favourite, it’s probably best left alone. WISEGUY is now odds on to win this and probably will.


12-50 – Looks like one of KINGSPLACE, BALLYBEG or BANGERS AND CASH wins this. One I’ll watch only though as I see nothing in here worth playing.

1-20 – I’d not describe the front three on the tissue as being weak at all, all fluctuating but the second they go bigger, it’s taken. However, I am seeing sustained support for HATCHET JACK 9/1 > 6/1 and backed at all rates down.

I just find it hard to support a horse 0-16 to date and again, I’ll swerve this myself.

1-50 – MILANFORD is a solid favourite to win this four runner event but shorties in small field Novice events are bookmaker fodder and it’s no bet here.

2-20 – FLAGRANT DELITIEP was a nice winner for us last time out and he’s short to follow up….and strong, too 11/8 > 6/5.

Nothing is being supported to beat him and I’d be with him again.

2-50 – Seven runners but I’m intrigued as to why ROOTLESS TREE is 33/1 > 11/1.

The horse did win two when with Twiston-Davies but in his two completed races this term has been beat a total of 113 lengths.

Yet another race I’d not be interested in playing but if that punt comes in, the stewards report might be an interesting read.

3-20 – Two horses for money here, APPLE ROCK 9/1 > 5/1 and JUST GO FOR IT 25/1 > 10/1. The first named, ridden by the best jockey claiming an allowance that is currently riding, Kevin Brogan, is the one I’ll play 20/80.

3-50 – Hughie Morrison doesn’t throw many bad darts when he sends on NH racing and his MISS FAIRFAX is 6/1 > 7/2, to make a winning debut in this Mares’ Bumper. I’ve had a little 20/80.

Best of luck!

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