1pt win King Of Steel @11/1, 15:35 Doncaster, Saturday

1m  (Str) Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes (Group 1) (No Geldings)  (Class 1) (2yo)

Antepost Derby favourite Auguste Rodin is favourite on account of his pedigree and connections, but he isn’t exactly hot in the market and I suspect bookmakers have him priced there defensively. His overall form can be questioned so I’m happy to take him on in this heavy ground where anything can happen. First on my list is the maiden winner KING OF STEEL who, as a son of my favourite sire Wootton Bassett, I could almost back blind in a Group One like this. At 11/1 and well worth a punt as he’s physically massive and already proven on softer going – his size and power can be a big asset in this heavy ground. He was also foaled on my birthday, so it’s meant to be.

1pt win King Of Steel @11/1, 15:35 Doncaster, Saturday

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