Sport Horse Racing

Wednesday 26 April 2017

I'msinging to call the tune

Julian Muscat

The day's best bet is undoubtedly I'msingingtheblues, which turns out with top weight in the skybetvegas.com Handicap Chase (2.15) at Doncaster.

Two miles and a decent surface are the selection's optimum conditions and both are in his favour here.

I'msingingtheblues has also slid down the handicap to the extent that he now races off the same mark as when winning this race two years ago.

He also showed his turn was near when running strongly at Cheltenham two starts back, when he failed to stay two miles five furlongs. Soft ground was his undoing at Sandown most recently.

The feature at Doncaster is the Sky Bet Chase (3.20), which has attracted a hugely competitive field.

However, high up on the list of several candidates for victory must be Calgary Bay, which showed his liking for this course when winning a similar race here two years ago. Henrietta Knight's chaser is worth a small interest.

Also at Doncaster, Join Together appeals in the Alfred Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (2.45).

This one handled the steep rise in class when runner-up at Cheltenham last time and is definitely on the upgrade.

Irish Independent

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