Hill to rule on Town Moor
Nick Grant says Kingston Hill can take the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster - he has a tip in every race.
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AINTREE: 1.55 Karinga Dancer, 2.30 Jamsie Hall, 3.05 Wishfull Thinking, 3.40 Saved By John, 4.15 Milano Magic, 4.50 Beeves, 5.20 Regal Encore.
CHEPSTOW: 1.50 Doing Fine, 2.25 Rev It Up, 3.00 Ski Sunday, 3.35 Lienosus, 4.10 Virak, 4.45 Majala, 5.15 Upperdeck.
DONCASTER: 2.05 Night Of Thunder, 2.40 Semeen, 3.15 Jamaican Bolt, 3.50 KINGSTON HILL (NAP), 4.25 Comino, 5.00 Firebeam, 5.30 Lilac Tree.
LEOPARDSTOWN: 2.00 I'm Yours, 2.35 Shining Emerald, 3.10 The Panhandler, 3.45 Tarana, 4.20 Adelaide, 4.55 Shipyard, 5.25 Dame Lucy.
NEWBURY: 1.15 Cascading, 1.45 Cay Dancer, 2.20 Invincible Strike, 2.55 Masterstroke, 3.30 Break Rank, 4.05 Dutch Romance, 4.40 Dusky Queen, 5.10 Highway Code.
STRATFORD: 1.35 Sir Valentino, 2.10 Rosie Probert, 2.45 Formal Bid, 3.20 Al Alfa, 3.55 Toubab, 4.30 Artic Night, 5.05 Dakar Run, 5.35 Rigid.
WEXFORD: 1.40 Alonso, 2.15 Kalaroa, 2.50 Not For Burning, 3.25 Billybuster, 4.00 Sizing India, 4.35 Dick Dundee, 5.10 Emmy Lou.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.45 Anaconda, 6.15 Aussie Sky, 6.45 Lowther, 7.15 Our Golden Girl, 7.45 Four Winds, 8.15 Viva Verglas, 8.45 Fresa.
DOUBLE: Kingston Hill and Jamaican Bolt.
A cracking renewal of the Racing Post Trophy looks well up to scratch and Kingston Hill can take what is the final Group One of the year to be staged in Britain.
The Doncaster showpiece is invariably won by a smart horse, and the list of recent winners to have gone on to Classic or other big-race success is a long one.
An attractive grey colt who made a striking debut at Newbury last month, the son of Mastercraftsman took a step up in class in his stride when coming from last to first to see off Oklahoma City on Future Champions Day at Newmarket.
That form is solid, as the runner-up had been a shade closer to stablemate and leading Derby fancy Geoffrey Chaucer in the Beresford Stakes and had also been victorious in a big sales event at Newmarket.
Proven ability with cut in the ground is an added bonus for supporters of Roger Varian's runner and he does not hail from a yard that would throw around the £17,500 it needed to add him to the field lightly.
Jamaican Bolt is given another chance in the Bet Through The Racing Post Mobile App Handicap.
A proven mudlark and not seen during the summer heatwave, Geoff Oldroyd's gelding returned at Yarmouth in September and was never really a factor in finishing third, although he was very much entitled to need it on his first start since March.
Last time out at York the ground might have been a little too quick, but he loves it at Doncaster and is now just 2lb higher than when narrowly beaten by Jack Dexter in this race last year. That is top-notch form.
It will take a good performance to lower the colours of Night Of Thunder in the Scott Dobson Memorial Doncaster Stakes.
From a family that excels on soft ground, he looked potentially smart when trotting up in similar conditions in his maiden at Goodwood.
Invincible Strike makes plenty of appeal at Newbury in the Worthington's Whizz Kids Stakes.
James Tate thinks the world of the Invincible Spirit colt, who impressed in beating a reliable sort in Quickaswecan on debut at Hamilton before losing his unbeaten tag at Leicester.
He lost nothing in defeat, though, as time may tell he faced an impossible task in attempting to give over a stone to a progressive filly in Stars Above Me.
Well clear of the third, with those experiences under his belt he sets a pretty high standard.
The Betfred Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase takes centre stage at Aintree, with Wishfull Thinking fancied to defy top-weight.
The Philip Hobbs-trained 10-year-old looked to have the world at his feet following a thrilling novice campaign over fences a couple of years ago, but he has perhaps not reached the heights expected of him.
That said, his last season was not a bad one, with wins in the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham and the Game Spirit at Newbury backed up by his distant third-place finish in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
It could be that two and a half miles is more his bag these days and although he has to concede weight to each of his opponents this weekend, he is well capable of doing so in what is a slightly disappointing renewal of this Grade Two event.
The Merseyside fixture is brought to a close by the Betfred "Racing's Biggest Supporter" Maiden Hurdle, in which last season's Champion Bumper runner-up Regal Encore should make a winning start to his career over timber.
There is also high-class jumping action to be enjoyed at Chepstow, with the likes of Reve De Sivola, Silviniaco Conti and Fingal Bay on the recent roll of honour for the Totepool Mobile Persian War Novices' Hurdle.
The tentative vote in this season's running is the Evan Williams-trained Lienosus, winner of a minor event at Fontwell back in March.
He was swiftly upped in class to tackle a Grade Three race at Aintree and while he departed before the race really started to take shape, that experience should stand him in good stead here.
The most valuable event in Wales is the totequickpick Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle, with Virak one of the most intriguing contenders for multiple champion trainer Paul Nicholls.
The French recruit has made just one appearance on British shores, winning a Newton Abbot novice hurdle by eight lengths at the end of March.
He clearly has huge untapped potential and may not be badly treated for his handicap debut, kicking off with a mark of 136.
The third and final jumps meeting of the day is at Stratford, where the best bet is Philip Hobbs' Al Alfa, who goes in the totequadpot Four Places In Four Races Handicap Chase.