SouthwellTop tipster Andrew Mount heads to Southwell and Doncaster for four picks across three races on Wednesday


DUSK ART (12.30 Southwell, 2pts win 12/1)

DUSK ART showed promise in his juvenile season and ran a good race over 6f here earlier this month on his return from a 65-day break. The front-runners went off too hard that day, setting it up for Desert Boots, who missed the break and was virtually tailed off in the early stages. Dusk Art sat just off the very strong pace, finishing seventh but doing fourth best of those who raced on the front end.

His sire, Twilight Son, has done really well with his three-year-olds so far, scoring with eight of the 21 runners over 6f-7f for a profit of £13.15 to a £1 level stake at SP. The last four qualifiers all won (6-1, 9-2, 3-1 and 9-4) and Dusk Art is worth a speculative interest to make it five in a row.


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DRAKEFELL (1.30 Southwell, 1pt win 6/1)

DRAKEFELL has a great record in March (three wins from three starts) and though we’re a few days shy of his usual peak period he could still be worth chancing to small stakes.

He’s only had the one run in late February previously, finishing a 16-1 fourth of 11 at Wolverhampton a couple of years ago and doing best of those who were up with the early pace. He’s yet to win here but has twice finished second (including by a neck at 50-1) and he’s two from three in fields of five or fewer runners.


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FLYING ANGEL (3.30 Doncaster, 1pt win 11/1)

Veterans’ handicap chases are often won by ten-year-olds, the youngest age group eligible to take part. Only three of the nine runners in this 3m contest qualify and backing them all (13-2, 17-2 and 16-1 with William Hill at the time of writing is probably not a bad idea). However, with the Dr Richard Newland yard quiet I can pass on Beau Bay and instead side with FLYING ANGEL and ROCKY’S TREASURE.

The former will appreciate the smallish field – his four chase wins have come in single-figure line-ups – and though yet to win over 3m+ he has run well over this sort of trip before, notably when a 25-1 fifth of 24 in the 2019 Ultimate Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham festival (3m1f) off a 3lb higher mark than today’s. Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies is in good form and he’s 7-21 with ten-year-olds in these races for a profit of £27.58 to a £1 level stake at SP.


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ROCKY'S TREASURE (3.30 Doncaster, 1.5pts win 11/2)

Rocky’s Treasure scored over course and distance on his penultimate start and can be forgiven his 20-1 pulled-up in the Sky Bet Chase next time as he could bever adopt his usual front-running role in that Listed handicap. His course record reads 1151P (3-5), improving to 111P (3-4) at 3m only and he’s unlikely to face much pressure for the early lead. The quicker ground will also suit.


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Today’s Best Bets

DUSK ART (12.30 Southwell, 2pts win 12/1 bet365)

DRAKEFELL (1.30 Southwell, 1pt win 6/1 Sky Bet, BetVictor)

FLYING ANGEL (3.30 Doncaster, 1pt win 11/1)

ROCKY'S TREASURE (3.30 Doncaster, 1.5pts win 11/2)bet365)


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