Saturday racing tips: Best bets from Newbury and Doncaster
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We begin with the Veteran’s Chase where, despite his long absence, I think JOE FARRELL can win at a big price.
We last saw Rebecca Curtis’ star when he won the Scottish Grand National in a great battle with Ballyoptic last April.
Five wins and four placed finishes from 15 is a decent record for the 10-year-old, who won easily here last year by 17 lengths to Another Frontier.
Despite a change of jockey, with Tom O’Brien replacing Adam Wedge, I’m confident he’ll run a good race.
Across to Doncaster now, and I’d say my NAP of the day is definitely MOVIE LEGEND .
The nine-year-old really found his feet towards the end of 2018, and his form from his last six is very impressive (122-321) .
He’s proven over 2m and is nicely handicapped, being bottom weight at 10-13, so I think he’s the one to beat in this field.
There is Grade 3 action up next with the Greatwood Gold Cup, and the one that’s standing out to me is HAPPY DIVA .
The mare has been so consistent for Kerry Lee with six wins, 11 seconds and three thirds from 26 runs, only finishing outside the top two twice in her last 11 trips.
She actually finished ahead of Cyrname – the highest rated racehorse in the country now – when runner-up at Carlisle last November, but was beaten by him at Ascot in January.
A big win last time out at Huntingdon, fighting off Magic Of Light, represents great form and with Richard Patrick’s three lb claim helping the handicap, I think she’s the standout runner in this field.
My final tip is ROCKY’S TREASURE .
A second-place finish to Santini at Newbury in December has since been followed by Grade 2 success on this course in December.
Conditions should suit him on Saturday, and he has course form, so I think he’s the one to beat.
MOVIE LEGEND | ROCKY'S TREASURE
JOE FARRELL | MOVIE LEGEND | HAPPY DIVA | ROCKY'S TREASURE
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