Calgary Bay is two out of three at Doncaster and despite his big weight looks to have an excellent chance of landing the Grimthorphe Chase at 2-55. Now in the care of Mick Channon he hasn’t been in the best of form recently but the better ground here will be in his favour. It would be no surprise to seem him bounce back to form with Tony McCoy on board.
The Veterans Chase at Newbury at 2-40 sees a lot of out of form horses line up and it may be worth siding with the top weight Hey Big Spender. Colin Tizzard’s gelding. He has bags of stamina and has won big handicap chases in the past including the Classic Chase at Warwick. The return to a sounder surface is likely to make him very hard to beat.
Doncaster Selections: Themilanhorse 1-15, Tweedledrum 1-45, Toubab 2-20, Calgary Bay 2-55, Ogee 3-30, Warden Hill 4-05 and Avidity 4-40
Lingfield Selections: Proper Charlie 1-40, Christopher Chua 2-15, Artful Lady 2-50, Whispering Lady 3-25, Takeitfromalady 4-00, Bramshill Lass 4-35 and Gabrial The Duke 5-10
Newbury Selections: Water Garden 2-05, Hey Big Spender 2-40, Turn Over Sivola 3-15, Michael Flips 3-50, Bradbury 4-25, Marie Des Anges 5-00 and Willpower 5-35