3.35 DONCASTER: Grimthorpe Chase
Age plays a big part in the Grimthorpe with younger chasers having a modest record.
Not that many have tried but none of the past 10 scorers have been any younger than eight.
From this year’s hopefuls that rules out the fancied Dingo Dollar along with Beau Du Brizais who are both seven-year-old’s.
This race is unusual because it’s not really a problem to have been pulled up or unseated rider last time out.
But of the winners who did complete their last start, only one winner finished outside the first four.
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So Brian Boranha is added to the crossed out list. None of the recent winners were coming back within 15 days or after any longer than 75 days.
This is not great news for Looking Well who is coming back too soon.
A distance win hasn’t been important with only two of the past 10 having scored over the trip before.
Previous experience of Doncaster is a plus though with four course winners prevailing from just 29 runners.
That is a negative for Barney Dwan and Chidswell.
We’re left with just ROCKY’S TREASURE. He looks to have a big chance having not put a foot wrong this season including when winning a Grade 2 here in December.