Tip of the Day: Treasure hunt
Ben Linfoot heads to Doncaster for the sportinglife.com racing tip of the day with one of Kim Bailey's runners fancied.
Kim Bailey: Trains Rocky's Treasure
Kim Bailey's string is in fine form and it could be worth chancing ROCKY'S TREASURE to highlight that further on his handicap debut at Doncaster today.
The BetBright Handicap Hurdle at 3.15 has a handful of potentially well-handicapped horses among its number, chiefly First Fandango who has won off a 27lb higher mark than the one he races off today.
He hasn't shown much at all in recent runs, though, and it could be worth concentrating on the novices with Skipthecuddles of obvious interest following his impressive win at Wetherby last time.
It's very hard to gauge whether he's well handicapped or not off an opening mark of 128, however, and the market is taking no chances at the general 4/1.
At just over double those odds Rocky's Treasure comes with the same risks, but at least he is a bigger price and his stable couldn't be in better form following seven winners this month at 23 per cent.
This horse steps up to three miles for the first time under Rules but he is a point winner that is related to stayers and he's expected to leave his form behind now handicapping for the first time over a trip.
That's not to say his novice hurdle form hasn't been good. He was third to Doesyourdogbite on his stable debut at Hereford and he followed that up with a decent fourth at Southwell where he jumped well over the fixed-brush obstacles.
Those were good efforts and, up in trip in a handicap off a mark of 117, he's of interest at 9/1.
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