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Horse Racing betting tips: Lump on Liberty Lane to plunder Lincoln loot

The Flat returns to turf at Doncaster on Saturday where the Lincoln is the feature and Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway is back with his best bets on Town Moor.

Graeme Rodway's tips

2.25 Doncaster - Magic Memories @ 12/1
3.00 Doncaster - Orazio @
7/2
3.35 Doncaster - Liberty Lane @
4/1

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2.25 Doncaster - Magic Memories @ 12/1

The Spring Mile Handicap (2.25) is the first of the competitive handicaps over Doncaster’s straight mile and it looks significant that Gary Moore sends MAGIC MEMORIES up for the race.

Moore has saddled only three runners on the Flat at Doncaster in the last five seasons and two of them finished second. He simply doesn’t have many representatives on Town Moor and particularly not at this early stage of the season, so it’s probably worth taking the hint here.

Magic Memories appeared to be improving quickly towards the end of last season. He was impressive when scoring on soft ground at Brighton in October and ran an even better race on heavy ground at Newmarket in November when staying on well in third from a poor position.

There should be plenty of further improvement to come from Magic Memories this season and he is still unexposed on slow ground.

Given his preference for those conditions, it seems fair to assume that Moore will have his runner fully wound up here and a big run looks likely.

Graeme Rodway's tip

Magic Memories @ 12/1 - 1pt win

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3.00 Doncaster - Orazio @ 7/2

Charlie Hills saddled Equilateral to finish third in the Cammidge Trophy (3.00) in 2019 and Royal Commando to win it the following year, so there is every chance that he has had the race in mind for ORAZIO and the lightly-raced five-year-old can make a winning reappearance.

Orazio was one of the star performers in the early part of last season on soft ground. He won a hot handicap at Newmarket in April and followed up on soft going at Ascot the next month.

He lost his way afterwards and was a disappointing favourite for the Wokingham, Stewards and Ayr Gold Cups on his last three starts, but not many horses head the markets for all three of those without winning one and that gives you an idea of the potential that Orazio has here.

He has been gelded since his last run and is likely to be back on top of his game following 182 days off the track. This is his time of year and he can start on the route to Group wins.

Graeme Rodway's tip

Orazio @ 7/2 - 1pt win

3.35 Doncaster - Liberty Lane @ 4/1

The Lincoln (3.35) is the big one and the favourite appears to have an outstanding chance here. LIBERTY LANE Lane has a good record when fresh and will be at his peak after 175 days off.

The four-year-old ran some remarkably good races last season and one of his best runs came on his seasonal reappearance last year when he was beaten only three and a half lengths by Waipiro at Newmarket. He was attempting to give 7lb to that subsequent Royal Ascot winner.

Liberty Lane bounced back to winning ways later in the season when keeping on strongly to land a handicap over course and distance on soft going in September and is 5lb higher here.

That shouldn’t prove beyond him and it’s easy to forgive him a poor run in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket on his final start last season. That came just two weeks after his hard-fought victory at this track and he almost certainly found the race coming too soon.

He has been gelded since, returns to his favoured soft ground, and can bounce back to form.

Graeme Rodway's tip

Liberty Lane @ 4/1 - 1pt win

Graeme Rodway's tips

2.25 Doncaster - Magic Memories @ 12/1
3.00 Doncaster - Orazio @
7/2
3.35 Doncaster - Liberty Lane @
4/1

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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