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Posted on by Dave Metcalf

5/1 Shesastar set to shine
The rapidly improving Shesastar looks a solid bet at 5/1 to follow up her recent win in the 4.50 at Doncaster today.

David Barron’s filly won a 6f handicap here back in June, but took her form to a new level when stepped up in trip to 7f at York last time out.

Held up well off the pace, she made headway after being switched two out and quickened up smartly to beat Sioux Rising going away by 1 1/2 lengths.

The form of that race looks rock solid in the context of this contest, and she is reunited with Jamie Spencer who clearly knows how to get the best tune out of here.

He has been onboard for both her victories this season, and is yet to be beaten on her.

They are clearly a potent combination, and a 7lb rise for her latest win on the Knavesmire is unlikely to stop them maintaining their 100% success rate.

The daughter of Bahamian Bounty is still relatively light raced and open to further improvement, and her ability to act on any going is a plus.

Any rain that falls on Town Moor will not inconvenience her, and at the 5/1 on offer this morning she looks the best bet on the card.

Recommended bet: 4pts win Shesastar (5/1 Betfred – BOG, totesport)

 

9/1 Haajes looks hot stuff

Haajes has been working his way back to form, and at 9/1 looks the one they all have to beat in the 5.20 at Doncaster.

Paul Midgley’s gelding put below some below part efforts when an eye-catching fourth to Red Cape two starts back, and confirmed the promise of that run when an excellent second to Caranbola at Beverley last time out.

He looked the most likely winner that day, leading inside the last before being collared near the line to be beaten 1/2 a length.

To me it looked as if he hit the front too soon, as he is best when being delivered late off a strong pace.

He showed that was the case when landing his last win at York last October, when he rattled home to lead on the line and beat Russian spirit by a head off a mark of 83.

Although the handicapper has been somewhat unkind in putting him up 3lb for coming second on his latest start, he is still 5lb below his win at the Knavesmire and well treated.

If continuing his resurgence he must take all the beating in this, and I find it impossible to see him not being in the frame at the very least.

The 9/1 on offer looks cracking value, and should be snapped up.

Recommended bet: 2pts each-way Haajes (9/1 Betfred, Boylesports, Hills – BOG)


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