Saturday, 12 October 2013

2pts win DOMINATION 12/1 (Betfair and Betdaq) Betfred Cesarewitch
1pt win SIGN MANUAL 150/1 (Betfair and Betdaq)  Betfred Cesarewitch

Domination is an admirably versatile gelding who is not afraid of getting his head infront. He won the trial for this event here last year in authoritative style but but had not been put in this. His rating is now over a stone higher but he ran a cracker in a valuable Galway handicap in July and should be able to be competitive off his mark today. He arrives here on the back of two wins over hurdles - both at the time career bests in that sphere - and with a friendly draw it is hard to find any real negatives about his chance.

Royal runner Sign Manual is worth small stakes at massive exchange odds - which themselves hardly inspire confidence. However, when he beat Lieutenant Miller at Newbury on similar ground to todays back in the Spring, it would not have been hard to envisage him bagging a big staying handicap. He has disappointed in his four races since but there is still time to get back on track and Bells's yard is in cracking form at the moment.

Lost - 3pts