Racing Tips: Flat action at Ripon and Doncaster

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The National Hunt season comes to an end at Sandown on Saturday where the feature race is the Bet365 Gold Cup.

Preference in this race is for the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Same Difference.

This horse was a respectable staying-on fifth in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham and gave Aintree and Ayr a miss to wait for this race.

Nearer to home there is Flat action at Doncaster and Ripon on Saturday.

The Channel 4 cameras are at Ripon to cover the feature race, a two mile handicap.

I would fancy the hurdler Huff and Puff if sent North by Venetia Williams with Sizzler being the alternative bet in his absence.

Mark Walford’s Lorimers Lot didn’t quite last home over six furlongs at the last Ripon meeting and the shorter trip back on the same course should be ideal.

Malton trainer Richard Fahey had Classic dreams for Garswood last year which did not materialise.

However, he still raced at the highest level and can get his four-year-old campaign off to a winning start in the Bet365 mile at Sandown on Friday.

This is one of four televised races on Friday where I also hope to see Western Hymn enhance his Epsom Derby chances in the Classic Trial.

Garlock’s Goodies:

Garswood – Friday Sandown 2:45pm;

Huff and Puff – Saturday Ripon 3:30pm;

Same Difference – Saturday Sandown 3:50pm;

Lorimer’s Lot – Saturday Ripon 4:40pm