MANGE ALL looks a tasty proposition in tomorrow’s Betway Lincoln and can land the Doncaster day one Flat feature for William Haggas and Graham Lee (3.45pm).
Newmarket-based Yorkshireman Haggas trains the four-year-old for his father Brian and it’s little surprise he has been all the rage in the ante-post market. A progressive three-year-old now in his second season, Mange All is just the type that Haggas will excel with and he gets in to tomorrow’s feature with a lovely racing weight of 8st 11lbs. He drifted slightly in the betting after being handed a potentially tricky draw in stall seven but the previous support for this 9-2 favourite suggests the Newmarket raider has been working very well at home.
GM Hopkins is a similar sort for another Newmarket trainer in John Gosden and he too should go well off just 8st 13lbs under Rab Havlin and GM Hopkins beat Mange All into fourth in the Silver Cambrideshire at Newmarket last October.
But the feeling is that Mange All will be more progressive and he has to be the selection with the aptly named Lincoln a viable alternative as an outsider at 25-1. He would be a most appropriate winner on day one of the Flat season but Mange All is taken to land a poignant victory for Haggas and his dad. Elsewhere on the card, given his official rating of 118, Andrew Balding’s Tullius ought to be winning the Betway Doncaster Mile Stakes at 2pm.
Jimmy Fortune’s mount has eight pounds in hand of the next highest-rated rival in Richard Hannon’s Baltic Knight and even if that was one has race fitness on his side, Tullius should be beating him off level weights. Kevin Ryan’s Astaire also has the joint top rating in the Betway Cammidge Trophy (2.35pm) so might be a spot of value at around the 9-2 mark while Hannon’s King of Normandy quite clearly looks the one to beat in the maiden at 4.20pm.