Desert Skyline the Doncaster Cup punt

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Desert Sklylime looks to have plenty going for him in the Doncaster Cup at Doncaster today (3.35) and is strongly fancied at 4/1 to land the spoils.

David Elsworth’s gelding has posted a series of solid efforts this season without getting his head in front.

They include when sixth of 13 to Stradivarius in the Group 2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot where after losing when getting hampered at the start and being denied a clear run two from from he kept on strongly to be beaten 3 1/2 lengths.

Desert Skyline backed also ran a blinder when a staying on 5 3/4 length third of 14 to tehsame rival in the Group 1 Goodwood Cup.

That form reads well in the context of this lowerr grade affair and an offical rating of 110 is only 4lb below the highest rated.

As the only three-year-ld in the line-up Desert Skyline receives a hefty weight-for-age allowance from all his rivals and taking it into account comes out 5lb clear on ratings.

With Silvestre De Sousa also now taking over in the saddle for the first time he looks the one to be on.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Desert Skyline (4/1 Sky Bet – BOG)

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