15:35 Doncaster – Montaly (BEST ODDS 9/2 with Paddy Power)
Montaly looks the form horse in the race after winning at Group 2 level last time out. This means that he is already proven at this class level and I think he’s got what it takes to put in another great performance here. He has run well on soft ground before, so that shouldn’t be any issue. Where I’m really interested to see how this horse will perform comes with how he will deal with potential favouritism, as his last success was recorded at a big price. I think that the main danger is Desert Skyline, who has been running well in Group races of late. His inability to get those wins, though, means that I have to opt for Montaly. He’s a horse that knows what it takes to win and this level and has the versatility to deal with both the trip and the state of the ground.
A £20 total stake returns £110 with Paddy Power
All prices correct at the time of posting.