Tioman a Kempton Pearl

  • By: Chris Wilson, Press Association Sport
  • Last Updated: February 20 2013, 20:38 GMT

Chris Wilson provides a preview and race-by-race selections for Wednesday's action, with his nap coming at Doncaster.

They race at Doncaster on Wednesday
They race at Doncaster on Wednesday

DONCASTER: 1.45 Otto The Great, 2.20 Swnymor, 2.50 Corkage, 3.25 Minella Forfitness, 3.55 Knight Pass, 4.30 Dante's Storm, 5.05 Wilde Blue Yonder.

KEMPTON: 5.30 Danziger, 6.00 Abigails Angel, 6.30 Hurricane Spirit, 7.00 Handsome Molly, 7.30 Tioman Pearl, 8.00 Life Of Laughter, 8.30 Cuthbert.

LINGFIELD: 1.30 It's Only Business, 2.00 Drawnfromthepast, 2.30 DOROTHY'S DANCING (NAP), 3.05 Two No Bids, 3.35 Panther Patrol, 4.05 Silver Dixie, 4.40 Devout.

LUDLOW: 2.10 Utopian, 2.40 Go Annie, 3.15 Bobby Dove, 3.45 Drussell, 4.15 Tin Pot Man, 4.50 What Of It, 5.20 In The Binyanis.

PUNCHESTOWN: 2.05 Foxrock, 2.35 Western Leader, 3.10 Un De Sceaux, 3.40 Carrigeen Lonicera, 4.10 Valley Of Thrushes, 4.45 Shield, 5.15 Auld Sthock.

DOUBLE: Dorothy's Dancing and Swnymor.

Swnymor is one of the leading lights at Doncaster on what promises to be a really informative afternoon.

Engaged at Cheltenham, Tim Vaughan's youngster looked to have a Grade One at Chepstow at his mercy, only to crash out at the last when coming to win his race.

Eventual winner Ruacana did not let the form down when third in a hot race at Leopardstown.

The 32Red.com Juvenile Hurdle over an extended two miles does not look any easier, but Swnymor is blatantly a talented animal and deserves another chance on Town Moor.

A big run here would put him in the frame for something like the Triumph Hurdle.

Those wanting Cheltenham clues will be switched on to the SIG Insulation EBF "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle, which sees the return to action of Cheltenian.

The seven-year-old has not run since winning the Champion Bumper of 2011 and will have to go close if entries in the novice events at this year's Festival are to be realised.

If he can overcome Minella Forfitness, who should take the beating, and New Year's Eve, then connections will definitely be getting excited.

Corkage might redress a moderate sequence of results in the 32Red Casino Veterans' Handicap Chase.

Some grand old boys go for gold in this three-mile affair, but the Keith Reveley-trained 10-year-old might just prove too tough at a course where he has won three times in the past.

Although he was virtually pulled up here in a bog over Christmas, his staying-on fourth over course and distance on his penultimate start was much more like it.

Connections will also be pleased to see a drying forecast, while Corkage is now just 4lb higher than when he emerged an eight-length winner at Doncaster last March.

Reveley, perhaps significantly, won this race two years ago with that grand servant Rambling Minster.

Gary Moore can continue his superb run of form by saddling Dorothy's Dancing to victory at Lingfield.

The West Sussex handler had a day to remember over jumps on Saturday, courtesy of big-race wins for Well Refreshed and Vino Griego.

Dorothy's Dancing is now taken to carry on the good work in the Cyprium Bar At Marriott Lingfield Handicap.

The five-year-old mare simply adores Lingfield, having already hit the target five times over six and five furlongs.

Her form this winter also bodes particularly well as she backed up a course-and-distance success in January with an unlucky second at Wolverhampton on February 8.

The Acclamation mare likes to arrive from off the pace, but came unstuck under George Baker as she hit trouble in running two furlongs from home.

Dorothy's Dancing flew at the death to get to within half a length of George Fenton, which is hardly the end of the world.

Nor, too, is the fact she now gone up another 3lb as she won last April off a 1lb higher perch.

Although it can be quite an angst-ridden experience when backing Moore's inmate, such is her protracted manner of racing, she is clearly in excellent health.

Abigails Angel could be a decent supplementary wager in the Back And Lay At betdaq.com Handicap beneath the Kempton floodlights.

Brett Johnson's mare remains reasonably handicapped on her best form, and was an especially encouraging second over a mile at Lingfield in January.

Nothing was finishing with more purpose than the six-year-old that day as she got to within a neck of Al Freej at the line.

Abigails Angel wisely reverts to a mile and a quarter here, and is just 1lb higher than when she rattled off a hat-trick of wins last March.


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