July 31 Racing Tips: Bear Force One good each-way punt at Doncaster

Planet Sport's man in the know, Ross Brierley is back to help you have a great Saturday with tips for meetings at Newmarket and Doncaster on July 31.

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Here's a quick snapshot of what we are tipping today, click on the horse's name to place a bet with Planet Sport Bet:

Bear Force One (3.30 Doncaster)

Great News (3.55 Newmarket)

Captain Vallo (4.37 Doncaster)

3.30 Doncaster - Bear Force One

Brierley says: "Glorious Goodwood is coming to an end then with day five on the Saturday, but as it often is, it looks the most impossible day of the entire week, so I'm giving that a swerve, and going for a few tips elsewhere.

"Starting off with the Doncaster 3.30 here, which looks a good race.

"A 10 furlong handicap of decent quality, 0-105, nine of them taking their chance.

"The likes of Straight of Hormuz - who was a little bit of an eye-catcher at York - Dawaam, who also ran in that race and nothing really went right for him either, and also Harrovian, who does have ability when he can put his best foot forward would all have a chance.

"But I'm going to take an each-way play on the outsider of the entire field (at the time of recording of course) and that is Bear Force One.

"Who comes off the back of 104 days off the track for Roger Teal and Jack Mitchell, but finally gets that step up to 10 furlongs, which his pedigree suggests is going to be the making of him.

"The Dam - Shesha Bear - and the relatives, Ashazuri and Pasaka Boy all improved for a step up to 10 furlongs or a mile-and-a-half, and Bear Force One has been running in some of the best races around.

"In the Cambridgeshire last season and in the Spring Cup at Newbury when last seen three months ago - that race threw up plenty of winners.

"And, Roger Teal is in fantastic form. If it wasn't for the yard's form, I might well have given this horse a bit of a swerve, but he could be overpriced for a team that - again, at the time of recording - have had three winners from three runners in the past couple of days.

"So, Bear Force One, upped in trip, to get each-way bets off to a flyer at Doncaster."

3.55 Newmarket - Great News

Brierley says: "Over to Newmarket for the 3.55 then, an unsurprisingly competitive handicap here over seven furlongs, where 'the boys in blue' - as expected - have two runners here.

"Modern News and Great News, the latter of which is my pick for Saeed Bin Suroor and Pat Cosgrave.

"An impressive winner at Salisbury on debut, when coasting home with a wonderful turn of foot down the centre of the track to win over seven furlongs.

"This horse looked to be going places. He was sent up to a mile, though, at Newmarket, and the only place he was going was backwards, as he didn't get home, when racing too keenly over the trip.

"Dropped back to six [furlongs] didn't quite work last time out either, but that race was very strong.

"He ran on to finish second behind Akkeringa. The third and the fourth have won since, and the fifth and the seventh have gone on to improve their form with placed efforts in better races.

"Back to seven furlongs - that is the key for Great News. Clearly this horse is going to be a bit of a specialist over this trip, as a couple of his relatives were, and he rates [as] pretty much an each-way bet to nothing for the Godolphin team here in this 0-90 handicap."

4.37 Doncaster - Captain Vallo

Brierley says: "4.37 at Doncaster then is the third and final tip, we'll go with Captain Vallo here for Phillip Makin.

"This race is full of well-handicapped older horses or improving younger sorts, but none more improving than Captain Vallo, who was an impressive winner at Hamilton on his last start.

"Caught the eye in a couple of novice events, in particular that second to Dulla Bhatti reads very well at Hamilton - the winner is rated 79 now, and looks to be going places.

"And, handicap debut at Carlisle was a decent one - catching the eye and running on into third behind Obee Jo.

"He duly built on that, with a really nice win last time out. Back to Hamilton, cruising home on the bridle up that stiff finish, and the speed figure was very strong.

"Sixcor - who was well beaten - has franked the form by finishing a good second at Ayr the other day.

"And, the handicapper has put him up eight pounds, but on a line throughDula Bhatti's 79, the 73 for Captain Vallo still looks workable.

"So there could be more to come for the Phillip Makin yard."

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