Eddie ‘The Shoe’ brings us his exclusive plays of the day.
I must admit that the plethora of high-class action at Doncaster and Cheltenham has the look of mission impossible today but there were several who took my eye, even if they do not look vehicles for the crown jewels.
Aigle D'Or's task in the 1.00 at Cheltenham looks much tougher than at Lingfield when he breezed home after being left clear at the last. I would much rather take a chance on double-figure priced Evelith Echo or Helens Vision, both of whom are open to considerable improvement. Even Junior, who was in good form on the Flat in the summer, comes into the argument over this distance and Aigle D'Or looks worth opposing.
Something Wells takes a step up in grade for the 1.35. He trotted up at Taunton last time when showing a marked tendency to jump left and this course is going to suit much better. He is worth a small interest.
Roger Brookhouse has sent David Pipe Estate and Whispered Promises, and this pair should go well in their first races for their new trainer (Doncaster, 1.20 and Cheltenham, 4.25).
I rate Mous Of Men as the biggest danger to Estate after his Wincanton saunter, while Mohayer has travelled so well in his two outings this season that he must be included at Cheltenham. Dancing Lyra ran well in the Pierse at Leopardstown and is another to consider versus Whispered Promises.
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