Shishkin odds-on Grade 2 Chase at Doncaster


  • Value for money tips Lifeisahighway (14-1) Rayna’s World (10-1) Ask A Honeybee (13-2) Musical Slave (10-1) Well Smitten (10-1)

By Andrew Atkinson

Nicky Henderson trained Shishkin (1.30) is 2-7 odds-on to win the Grade 2 Lightning Novices’ Chase over 2 miles under Nico de Boinville at Doncaster on Saturday.

The Grade 2 Doncaster heat is Shiskin’s prep-run ahead of the Sporting Life Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

The seven racecard meeting gets underway in a 2m 4f Class 4 Handicap Hurdle with Lifeisahighway (12.55) tipped each-way by

Trained by Ben Pauling and ridden by Nico de Boinville, seven-year-old Lifeisahighway (14-1) ran fourth of 15 on soft going in December.

Continuing with value for money, Nicky Henderson duo Floressa (15-8) and Marie’s Rock (9-4) are overlooked in the Grade 2, C1 Mares Hurdle over 2m, in preference to ew selection Phil Kirby trained Rayna’s World (2.05) (10-1) ridden by Ross Chapman.

Paddy Brennan rides Ask A Honeybee (2.40) Doncaster.

Ask A Honeybee (2.40) trained by Fergal O’Brien and ridden by Paddy Brennan (13-2) tipped each-way by, in the G2 3m Novice Hurdle, noted when third of eight in a C1 at Cheltenham in December.

Musical Slave (3.15) (10st 7lb) trained by Philip Hobbs and ridden by T. O’Brien is tipped each-way by (10-1) in the Listed Sky Bet Handicap Chase over 2m 7f.

Musical Slave, receiving 1st 5lb from top-weight Mister Malarkey, ran second at Uttoxeter in March in a C2 over 3m, under 11st 41b; and fifth of ten in a C2 at Newbury over 2m 3f in November, carrying 10st 8lbs.

Well Smitten (3.50) 11st 2lbs is tipped each-way by in the Sky Bet Handicap Chase over 2m 7f.

Ridden by Jonathan England, Well Smitten ran third of nine at Newcastle in November; having won a C4 at Wetherby in October and winning at Doncaster in 2019.

Legendary Grace (4.25) trained by Nick Gifford and ridden by Tabitha Worsley is selected by to win the EBF Mares NH Flat Race over 2m.

Legendary Grace is out to make amends, having run out when leading at Taunton last Saturday, when jinking; after finishing second, at both Lingfield Park and Newbury.

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