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November Handicap: Collide to Smash into Bookies in Flat Finale

November Handicap: Collide to Smash into Bookies in Flat Finale

3.15 Doncaster We’re hoping against hope that the finale of the British flat season gets the go-ahead after some heavy rain around Town Moor in recent days, and with the November Handicap set to go off on heavy ground if the green light is given it presents even more of a headache to punters.  That said, we reckon this half-dozen have it what it takes:  Birds Of Prey This would be some story for the Nicholls camp; eminent National Hunt…

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Portland Handicap: Bielsa to Manage Portland Success

Portland Handicap: Bielsa to Manage Portland Success

1.50 Doncaster A maximum field of 22 go to post, all looking to land this attractive £37,000 first prize and we’ve managed to whittle the field down to six outstanding candidates. A Momentofmadness Last year’s winner seems to be coming back to form at just the right time, the six-year-old gelding having run a good sixth behind the fast-improving Dakota Gold at York. While he is now 4lbs lower in the handicap since last year’s win and William Buick is…

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SkyBet Handicap Chase: Willie the Boy in Great Yorkshire Chase

SkyBet Handicap Chase: Willie the Boy in Great Yorkshire Chase

3.30 Doncaster Otherwise known as the Great Yorkshire Chase, this valuable three-mile handicap is often abandoned or run in testing conditions but this year we have genuine good ground for the 11 runners to skip over.   Here are the top six in the race as we see it: Art Mauresque Paul Nicholls knows his way around these tough handicaps and in Art Mauresque he has a proper contender once again. He was well beaten behind Charbel twice over shorter…

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November Handicap: Order Of Succession Leads To Royal Line

November Handicap: Order Of Succession Leads To Royal Line

3.15 Doncaster The last big betting heat of the season on the Flat comes at Donny on Saturday as the November Handicap rounds off a great year in style. A big field of 23 look set to go to post and given the prospect of good ground we shouldn’t expect too many surprises this time, though in what is a hugely competitive race nothing is taken for granted with six named against the field. Racecard Contenders Birds Of Prey Fresh…

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Portland Handicap: Tis Marvellous To Beat Those Bookies

Portland Handicap: Tis Marvellous To Beat Those Bookies

Despite not being the most valuable race around the Portland remains one of the most hotly contested sprint handicaps of the season and its intermediate trip of five-and-a-half furlongs provides us with another quandary; will it suit the 5f horses or the 6f horses? In any event we’ve narrowed the field down to these seven contenders, all of which should have some sort of place chance: Blue De Vega Robert Cowell is no stranger to these big sprints and will…

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