ROBERT FITZROY (2.30) carries top weight in a poor 1m 4f handicap at Salisbury and trainer Michael Bell means business.
The Newmarket trainer has booked Silvestre De Sousa and is fitting Robert Fitzroy with a visor. The gelding will be encountering soft ground for the first time but a repetition of his fourth to the Queen's West Newton at Doncaster at the end of last month would make him hard to beat.
STORTING (5.00) and SAY NOTHING (5.35) are carrying my each-way money at Doncaster.
Mick Channon's Storting makes his handicap bow with a big shout judged on the colt's second to Proton on soft at Carlisle. He led early in the straight only to be worn down close home, the front pair pulling clear of James Fanshawe's Sincerity.
Say Nothing is stepped up in trip by Hughie Morrison after splitting previous winners Earl Of Harrow and Highwaygrey at Haydock (good to soft). Favourite Maid In Manhattan is chasing a hat-trick and a 5lb rise for her recent nine lengths romp at Nottingham (heavy) is perfectly reasonable. However, she didn't beat anything of note that day and takes a chunk out of the betting market. That presents a tasty opportunity for each-way punters and Richard Fahey's Fantastic Ms Fox is another worth considering on the back of her gutsy Redcar victory on faster ground.
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