Collateral Damage hasn’t won for a long time, but he has slipped markedly in the weights as a result and looks worth chancing at 20/1 to take advanatge in the 5.35 at Doncaster.
Tim Easterby’s charge last scored course and distance back in 2009 when beating Mia’s Boy by 3/4 of a length off a mark of 92.
Since then he has bene a bit hit and miss, but he has run well in some competitive handicaps and starts off this campaign on a mark of just 78.
That gives him a huge chance from a handicapping perspective, and there is no doubt in my mind that his shrewd connections will place him to good effect to exploit it.
Conditions will be no problem for the nine-year-old, and he has a strike rate of 33% over today’s 7f trip.
If he is fit and ready to go at the first time of asking he is capable of a huge run from the foot of the weights, and it will be interesting to see if he is supported given connections.
Any more for him would be significant, but at 20/1 he is too big to ignore and defnitely worth an each-way play.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Collateral Damage (20/1 generally available – use BOG firms)