Able Master has dropped to a career-low mark and looks worth an interest at 14/1 in the 8.20 at Doncaster this evening.
David O’Meara’s gelding has not won since 2009, but that win came off a mark of 95 and he now runs off just 79.
He shaped really well on his comeback run at Redcar last month when keeping on in eye-catching fashion to finish 6th of 15 to Arganil, and his last run in very testing conditions at Ripon where he raced wide can easily be excused.
The six-year-old showed he still had races in him when putting in a fine effort to finish 8th of 25 to Colonel Mak in the class 2 Ayr Silver Cup off 95, and if he can run to that level in this class 4 contest he must go close off 16lb lower.
Another plus is that he looks sure to get the strong pace he needs to be seen at his best, and with conditions ideal this looks a nice opportunity for him to belatedly get back on the scoresheet.
With the market being dominated by the top weight Cape Classic – who is very short at 5/2 – we are getting a bigger price than we should for him and at 14s he looks excellent each-way value.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way able Master (14/1 bet365, Boylesports – BOG)