Doncaster 4.05 tips – Crystal’s chance is clear

Doncaster 4.05 tips - Crystal's chance is clear

Crystal Hope

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Betting Tip: @ Crystal Hope @ 13/2 with ladbrokes

The fillies’ handicap over 1m4f looks competitive and that should ensure we get a fair price on my idea of the winner, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained CRYSTAL HOPE. She looked very good when winning a Sandown novice (1m2f, good to soft) on her reappearance back in April, the form of which has worked out well, and she was then far from disgraced when third behind subsequent Grade/Group 1 winners Sea Of Class and Athena in a Listed contest on her next start at Newbury.

Her most recent outing in a good quality Listed fillies’ contest at Salisbury in August was probably needed given she’d been off for 88 days and it was the way she was plugging on at the finish which makes me think she’ll relish today’s longer trip, with the easy ground another thing in her favour. Granted she might not be able to match the same heights as her smart half-sister Crystal Ocean, but she can surely win another handicap off her current mark (91) before stepping back up in class and is with the right trainer to keep progressing.

Of her rivals, I’ve got most respect for Brian Meehan’s Spirit Of Appin as she’s a filly on a roll after wins at Lingfield and Ffos Las and while she hasn’t been winning by far, she shows a lot of determination and may still be ahead of the handicapper. This is her first try over 1m4f, mind, and her pedigree is mixed in terms of staying this far.

Betting Tip: @ Crystal Hope @ 13/2 with ladbrokes

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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