Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 14:33 27/03/2015
Those horses who failed to make the cut for tomorrow's Betway Lincoln at 3.45 have the opportunity for a decent consolation prize courtesy of the £45k Betway Spring Mile, run over Doncaster's straight mile at 3.10 on Saturday afternoon. The lightly-raced Roger Varian-trained Certificate is likely to prove popular considering the Pivotal gelding has had just the five runs to date and is open to plenty more improvement off a mark of 89, but it is joint bottom weight Yourartisonfire who makes more appeal from what could be an ideal draw in stall 18.
Karl Burke's five-year-old kicked off last season with a creditable third in this race off a 4lb lower mark finding only previous Lincoln winner Brae Hill and Stand My Ground too good but on Haydock's better ground a month later the son of Dutch Art ran out a game winner from tomorrow's strongly-fancied Lincoln contender Gabrial's Kaka, taking the lead well inside the final furlong under 5lb claimer Joey Haynes.
Silvestre de Sousa takes the mount on Town Moor, riding the gelding for the first time, and a reproduction of last year's effort should see the horse go close once again under what could prove ideal conditions. Following two good performances, again at Haydock towards the back end of the season, Yourartisonfire was never travelling at that venue on his final start, a run which is best overlooked, and at the 12-1 generally available looks decent value to make the frame at the very least.
Buckstay, from the Peter Chapple-Hyam stable, ran a cracker to finish fourth in the Cambridgeshire last September and would have a big chance providing his draw in stall 1 does not prove a disadvantage, a remark which also applies to the David Barron-trained Indy ( 10 ) who was a promising two-year-old and very much the dark horse of the race with just four runs under his belt.
1 Point each-way Yourartisonfire ( 12-1 bet365 )