IT’S the return of the Flat and our tipsters are champing at the bit.
The racing merry-go-round rolls on to Doncaster this week and both are confident they’ve got a winning ticket.
It’s neck and neck between the two tipsters as we head into the final week of this month’s challenge – and the prize could go either way.
Both are returning a small negative after nearly four weeks of competition but have strong fancies for today’s Flat fare.
Standings (£1 Stakes)January: Chappers 1 – 0 Templegate
February: Chappers 1 – 1 Templegate
March: Chappers – £1.00
IT’S time to Ring in the Flat with a sparkling Unibet Lincoln bet.
BERINGER looks an ideal type for this dash down the Doncaster straight.
He spent last season running over further – never a bad thing for this season curtain raiser – and was hugely consistent.
Wins at Leicester and Sandown were followed by, perhaps, his best performance when runner-up to subsequent Cambridgeshire and Winter Derby hero Wissahickon at York.
All those efforts came over 1m2f but he travels so strongly it could be that a big-field mile handicap is just what he wants.
In-form jockey Andrea Atzeni has been booked by trainer Alan King and I’m expecting a big run.
Templegate’s tips for Saturday1.50 Doncaster – Mokarris
2.05 Kempton – Matterhorn (nb)
2.25 Doncaster – Exec Chief
2.40 Kempton – Whitefountainfairy
3.00 Doncaster – Red Starlight
3.15 Kempton – Desert Wind
3.35 Doncaster – BERINGER (NAP)
Auxerre is my main hope of the day as you can read about in my column, but I’ll have a good few quid each-way on ARBALET (1.50) at Doncaster in the Cammidge over 6f.
He’s down in trip for Hugo Palmer and has every chance of at least hitting the frame.
Chappers’ tips for Saturday1.50 Doncaster – ARBALET (NAP)
2.05 Kempton – Matterhorn
2.25 Doncaster – Petrus (ew)
2.40 Kempton – Gilgamesh (ew)
3.00 Doncaster – Sharja Bridge
3.15 Kempton – Kelly’s Dino (ew)
3.35 Doncaster – Auxerre
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