We will be taking things very quietly whilst the form settles on the Flat and hopefully we can start off with a win in the big sprint at Doncaster tomorrow. There will be little or nothing over jumps until Punchestown in a couple of weeks time.
Bet365 Handicap, Class 2, Doncaster 3.30
Hitchens drops back in Class here and has a six pound pull with Jack Dexter for 2 3/4 lengths. All his wins however have been on the all weather or on good to firm. King of Jazz came under consideration here as he has tumbled down the weights from 101 to 87, however he has only one win in twenty runs. He has a chance off these weights and his trainer has a good record here. Duke of Firenze improved last season and has shown promise at a lower level. He is probably well handicapped but has disappointed here before. Move in Time won last time out but is pretty hard to win with and all his decent form is over 5 furlongs. Jack Dexter comes here in good form and beat a number of these two weeks ago here. He has gone up 7 pounds for that win and that makes things difficult off these weights and his best form is on soft. Our Jonathan is a tough competitor and he is now back on a winning mark. He also has the able Robert tart taking five pounds off – this lad is one to watch he has been excellent on the all weather this winter. Prodigality won very nicely last time and had plenty in hand. He has also run well in big fields which is a big plus and he is still improving. Decent odds makes him a bet.