The curtain comes down on the 2014 flat turf season at Doncaster tomorrow and it could be a grueller.
The ground is currently soft but with more rain expected could easily turn heavy come race time and this makes life tricky for punters
I’ll be in Melbourne cheering on Sole Power and the lads in the trading room tell me we’re paying the first five home in the November handicap – so let’s look for one at a price to get the each-way money. Or hopefully better.
Alan Swinbank’s Dark Ruler (3.35pm) fits the bill. As a hardened five-year-old the conditions shouldn’t pose too much of a problem and he comes here on the back of a tenacious victory from a subsequent winner over 10 furlongs at Pontefract.
If anything the extra distance is in his favour on Saturday. Throw in the fact that he is unbeaten at the track and he could out run his double-digit price.