The flat season is beginning to wind down with just the Breeders’ Cup and Melbourne Cup of the big meets remaining.
The feature race this Saturday at Doncaster is the juvenile Group 1 later on the card, which appears to possess several horses that can make their presence felt in the Classics next season.
But earlier on the card, I like one in the shape of BUSY STREET, who has been desperately unlucky to bump into two highly-progressive horses on his last two handicap starts.
Since joining Michael Appleby in August (after a long layoff) his form figures read 31222. This yard seems to have found the key to this Champs-Elysses gelding, and Busy Street looks sure to run another huge race as he steps back up in trip to 1m 4f.
Busy Street is on the highest mark of his career, but he has been lightly-campaigned and his last run was another career best so there is no reason to think he can’t eek out a bit more improvement given he is only up 3lbs for his last run.
There is no question that three-year-olds have had the upper hand in this in recent times and Finniston Farm has a fair chance as the 7/2 favourite. However he doesn’t look the most solid and at the prices of the two younger horses, I’d arguably be siding with Morning Wonder who remains unexposed and could outrun his odds.
1pt win Busy Street @6/1, 14:55 Doncaster, Saturday (William Hill)