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Zip Top to prove too hot for rivals at Doncaster

JIM BOLGER'S Zip Top looks the value call to cut down Derby favourite Camelot in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

Supplemented into the Group One on Monday morning, the Sheikh Mohammed-owned colt looked to be crying out for a step up to a mile when he last run.

That was in the Tattersall Stakes at Newmarket on Future Champions Day, and while at the time the Group Three did not look that strong, subsequent events have proved it was a red-hot renewal.

The fourth home, Aidan O'Brien's Crusade, has since won the Group One Middle Park very impressively when dropped to six furlongs, and the fifth, the Charlie Hills-trained Letsgoroundagain, absolutely hacked up in a decent Listed race at Pontefract earlier in the week.

ZIP TOP finished just in front of those two in third but flew up the hill, having initially failed to act on the descent. The extra furlong should see him in an even better light.

John Gosden's SKILFUL looks a young horse on the up, and can take advantage of favourable terms in the Racing And Football Outlook Conditions Stakes.

He was only second at Thirsk following a Lingfield maiden win, but is in receipt of weight off some massively inferior rivals here and looks a banker.

SAIGON can benefit most from the step up to seven furlongs in the Worthington's Highfield Social Club Stakes (registered as the Horris Hill) at Newbury.

James Toller's inmate has been on the go since June but has held his form well and his last run was arguably his best.

Roger Charlton could do with a change of fortune and AL KAZEEM looks to have less questions to answer than most in the Worthington's Champion Shield Stakes (registered as the St Simon Stakes).

His second to Green Destiny reads very well and three-year-olds have held their own in this Group Three assignment.

MASTER MINDED looks unopposable on his seasonal return in the Monet's Garden Betfred Old Roan Chase at Aintree.

He looked a revelation when stepped up in trip after finding things happening a little too quickly for him in the Queen Mother.

THE GIANT BOLSTER looks well handicapped on his return to timber in the totepool Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow.

Gary Moore's VINO GRIEGO can defy top weight in the toteplacepot Novices' Limited Handicap Chase at Stratford, while the best bet at Wolverhampton may be BOLODENKA in the Enjoy The Ringside Entertainment Claiming Stakes.