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Top 5 Newspaper Tips (Thursday, 4th August)

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Today’s top selections from the press and media, feature a trio of selections from Doncaster this evening, along with entries at Brighton and Yarmouth. Check these runners out below, along with an exclusive sign-up offer for new customers at 888sport And Claim £40 In Bet Bonuses

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1: THAT’S JUST DANDY (5:40pm Doncaster) (3 votes)

Only win in seven starts, came for Patrick Turley at Dundalk (7f, a/w) back in September, before switching to Jessica Harrington’s yard, where he has placed on all three starts so far, including the latest at Killarney (1m, good) three weeks ago, when a 2 length second to Cowboy Justice. Unexposed over a mile and has genuine claims here, off the back of recent performances.

(Irish Post, Karl Hedley. Sunday Mail, Rockavon. myracing.com)

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2. QUEST FOR FUN (7:10pm Doncaster) (3 votes)

Julie Camacho’s runner comes into this contest in red hot form, having won at Thirsk (6f, good) in June and following up with another win at Ayr (6f, good) a month ago, when making a late run to pip Aberama Gold by a head. Rise of 4lbs looks well within her remit today and she goes in as favourite to take this contest and bag a treble.

(Daily Record, Garry Owen. Racing Post, The North. The Sun, Templegate)

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3. ALLIGATOR ALLEY (7:40pm Doncaster) (3 votes)

Twice a winner, but both of those were back in 2019, with thirteen runs since the last of those, garnering just two placed finishes. This David O’Meara trained gelding did pick up a couple of fourth placed finishes in large fields at York (5f, good) and Epsom (6f, good) in Class 2 contest, but recent runs have been disappointing. Needs to show improvement here, but worth some minor each-way attention.

(Irish Herald, Ian Gaughran. Racing TV, The Score. Weekender, Paul Kealy)

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4. FAIRMAC (3:20pm Brighton) (2 votes)

Just two wins in thirty starts, but has placed seven times overall, with the last victory coming back in September of last year. Recent form has indicated that he is nearly back to his best, having finished 2344 in his last four runs, including thr fourth at Ascot (1m 4f, good to firm) last time out, a fortnight ago, when 3 lengths adrift of Awesome Dancer. Another who warrants each-way backing, rather than the outright.

(Daily Star Sunday, Moorestyle. The Guardian)

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5. MIGHTY GURKHA (4:10pm Yarmouth) (2 votes)

Last victory was nineteen months ago, but this Archie Watson charge has looked good in two starts, since a gelding operation, placing second at Haydock (6f, good to soft), when 2 lengths behind Hyperfocus and then third to Pure Dreamer by a length in a Class 3 contest at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) twelve days ago. Headgear applied today and is expected to battle The Green Man for the spoils.

(East Anglian Daily Times, Dean Kilbryde. Racing Post, Postdata)

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