Arthur’s Secret ran a lovely race for us at Kelso last weekend. He travelled into the race very nicely and two out it looked like he might even win. He didn’t get the victory but he held on well for 3rd, rewarding our each way support at 25/1. The flat season is back in the UK on Saturday and the Lincoln is the first big race of the year. Dave Stevos likes one at a big price each way, check out his Doncaster racing tip below…
Doncaster Racing Tip: 3.35 – Lincoln Heritage Handicap (Class 2)
The flat is back with a bang this weekend and the feature race on Saturday is the Lincoln Handicap. A maximum field of 22 horses will go to post in this 8f handicap and a case can be made for quite a few of them. In races like this it makes sense to go each way for small stakes at big odds. One horse that possibly looks overpriced back on a straight mile is Wahash.
This 5yo son of Dark Angel was gelded over the Winter. Wahash made a satisfactory return at Wolves in the trial for this race last month. Okay, he was only 10th of 13, but he ran better than his finishing position suggests. He was only around 5Lbehind the winner and he was drawn out in the car park.
Richard Hannon’s charge faced an impossible task from stall 13, but he did keep on very nicely in the home straight. He seems to be best on straight courses, and his best run by a distance last year was at Salisbury (8f gd/fm). He was only beaten a nose off 96 that day under Tom Marquand and he is just 2lb higher here. Wahash has course form in the book, albeit over 7f on heavy, when beaten a head off 89.
Drying Ground To Suit
Wahash has only managed two wins from his 22 starts so far, and both of those came on the all weather. That is a poor return for a horse of his ability, but he hasn’t had many chances over a straight mile on decent ground. He will start from stall 2 so he will have no excuses on that front.
It is drying out all the time at Doncaster, so he will likely get his optimum conditions on Saturday. Richard Hannon Jr went close with Oh This Is Us in the Lincoln a couple of years ago. Off a mark of 98 and at odds of 33/1, Wahash could outrun his odds at Doncaster on Saturday.
DONCASTER RACING TIP: 3.35 – WAHASH E/W @ 33/1 5 PLACES