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Doncaster Racing Tips: Victory beckons for Chirico Vallis

Timeform’s Adam Houghton highlights a NAP, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Doncaster on Wednesday.

“The drop back to three miles here will be in his favour and the balance of his form suggests Chirico Vallis could still be on a good mark.”

NAP: Chirico Vallis is the obvious choice

Chirico Vallis – 15:25 Doncaster

Chirico Vallis showed a good attitude to register his first victory over fences at Chepstow in October, finding plenty on the run-in to land the spoils by a head. He then ran to a similar level after three months off when finishing third in the Classic Chase at Warwick last time, albeit shaping as if the trip stretched his stamina. The drop back to three miles here will be in his favour and the balance of his form suggests Chirico Vallis could still be on a good mark.


Trainer: Neil Mulholland
Jockey: Richie McLernon
Age: 10
Weight: 10st 13lbs
OR: 135

NEXT BEST: Half Track has a big chance

Half Track – 16:00 Doncaster

Half Track was very game when opening his account over hurdles at Ayr nine weeks ago, digging deep when challenged to win by half a length. That form is working out well and Half Track will command plenty of respect now making the switch to handicaps in his follow-up bid. An opening BHA mark of 115 already looks workable and he may yet have more to offer now stepping up in trip to three miles.


Trainer: N. W. Alexander
Jockey: Sean Quinlan
Age: 6
Weight: 11st 3lbs
OR: 115

EACH-WAY: Ginger Mail must enter calculations

Ginger Mail – 13:42 Doncaster

Ginger Mail probably would have opened his account over hurdles if he hadn’t made a mess of the second last and unseated his rider at Kelso three weeks ago. He was seemingly travelling best at the time, notably hitting a low of 1.15 in-running. He remains with potential when everything falls right over hurdles and there is no reason why he shouldn’t be thereabouts here if avoiding mistakes.


Trainer: N. W. Alexander
Jockey: Conor O’Farrell
Age: 6
Weight: 11st 0lbs

Wednesday 23 February, 1.42pm

Market rules

Ginger Mail




Galahad Threepwood

Largy Gift





Wednesday 23 February, 3.25pm

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Dingo Dollar

Belami Des Pictons

Chirico Vallis

Black Op

Up Helly Aa King

Vintage Clouds



Wednesday 23 February, 4.00pm

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Half Track


Mr Washington

Boss Man Fred

Mister Watson

Silva Eclipse



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