Horse Racing Preview – Doncaster – 1st April 2017
13.50 Doncaster – Betway Cammidge Trophy Stakes
Today’s Horse Racing Preview is from Doncaster. The flat season has finally arrived as we enter another season on the level. The first race to take centre stage is The Cammidge Trophy at 1.50pm with Richard Fahey’s Birchwood put in as the tissue favourite.
Last season’s Chester plate winner lost his way towards the end of the 2016 campaign at pattern level, he returns to listed company this afternoon and the dead 6f index for the first time since landing a conditional’s race at Newbury.
Kevin Ryan supplies the hood for the first time with Ride Like The Wind. Trained by Freddie Head last season, he will make his second appearance for the new yard and if performing up to his French win last season he has claims of hitting the frame.
Tupi had some smart form on his resume evict including landing the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes last season. Since then he has struggled to make an impact, but if repeating his Abernant Stakes run on this ground and distance he is a live threat.
The ground is the key for Mick Channon’s Mobsta who is returning to land this race for the second time. His Greenland Stakes win at The Curragh last year would definitely be hard to beat but he looks ground dependable.
This looks a solid chance for Richard Fahey to get his campaign up and running on the turf, Birchwood looks to have the ability to terrorise his opposition and show his class above these. Mobsta’s connections would probably want a heavy night of rain to see him to full effect. Ride like the Wind and Tupi should also be on the premises with the former an interesting contender.
Birchwood : 2pts Win @ 7/2 (BOG)
14.25 Doncaster – Betway Spring Mile
This race can tend to help for the draw bias when the Lincoln comes to run. One that really stands out for me in this is John Gosden’s Sacred Act. The son of Oasis Dream has what I would say been carefully coached throughout his scarce career.
He rounded off last season by taking the Information Services Handicap at Sandown Park over today’s trip. Lady Bamford has stressed he is a nice looking gelding and even at the age of six he certainly has the quality to land a decent prize
Richard Fahey has Nimr in this and the way he stretched to win the Lincoln trial at Wolverhampton was impressive and if bringing that kind of quickness and ability to the turf he is definitely a serious player.
I have this very close between Sacred Act and Nimr to land the race this year. Sacred Act is going to be a nice sort in handicaps this season, but the vote goes to Nimr, purely on the basis of her turn of foot and with Frankie Dettori booked, he should be landing this valuable handicap.
Nimr: 2pts Win @ 11/2 (BOG)
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