2.57 Doncaster – Galore Desassences – WON 7/2

An advised bet at Ascot last time on a much better race than this, where he was unfortunately badly hampered at halfway and subsequently pulled up, a run that’s easily forgiven. His first run last season can also be forgiven as the saddle slipped, then having run okay on his next start he made huge progress in his next 3 races. A good win at Taunton was followed by a facile victory in soft ground at Wincanton where he could have doubled the winning distance if asked too. A big step up in grade in the Grade 2 Dovecote at Kempton saw a huge personal best when 3rd to two very classy types. He was ridden patiently, crept into the race nicely and stayed on really well, keeping tabs which much higher rated rivals. He’s been raised in the handicap for that run, but justifiably so. The form of that run is much stronger than anything his opposition can offer and he’s the one to be with to hopefully gain compensation for last time.

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