Bet of the Day: Nicky Henderson trixie at Doncaster worth a punt

14th September 2021

A Nicky Henderson trixie at Doncaster is Bet of the Day for 14/01/20

A Nicky Henderson trixie at Doncaster appeals this Tuesday with the Seven Barrows handler having three live contenders in the second, third and fourth races.

In the extended 2m 4f maiden hurdle (13:35), Craigneiche is strongly fancied by bookmakers to resume winning ways.

This six-year-old Flemensfirth gelding scored a comfortable summer success on his racecourse debut in a Market Rasen bumper by six lengths.

The third horse home, Belfast Banter who was beaten a further five lengths, has won since and then chased home Captain Guinness at Navan.

That one made Andy Dufresne pull out all the stops when runner-up in the Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday.

Craigneiche’s bumper form thus has a strong look in relation to this class 5 contest. He was given a tender introduction to hurdles when third to The Big Breakaway under a hands and heels ride at Newbury last month.

As Craigneiche was only beaten was only beaten eight lengths and finished in front of the 132 rated I K Brunel, he sets the standard here. He is thus the first leg of our Henderson trixie at 8/15 with SportNation.

French imports to the Seven Barrows stable are common, so €180,000 purchase Caribean Boy looks a fascinating recruit to fences in the extended 2m 4f beginners’ chase (14:10).

This is his debut for Henderson and new owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede. Caribean Boy had some fair form in France behind some very handy sorts who have made up into chasers.

Why Henderson trixie at Doncaster appeals

The six-year-old son of Myboycharlie ran fifth behind Magic Saint and Klassical Dream in a conditions hurdle at Auteuil on just his fourth career start.

Caribean Boy scored next time out, but it is the form of that race where he was just over three lengths behind a triple Grade 1 winning novice hurdler that looks strong.

Magic Saint, who was fifth in the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham for Paul Nicholls this season, went on to beat subsequent Grade 2 scorer Bun Doran at Newbury.

Caribean Boy was also ninth to Cheltenham Festival and Leopardstown Grade 1 victor A Plus Tard on his penultimate start in France.

He is thus well worth chancing in this class 4 contest to take to the larger obstacles at 100/30 with Betway at Doncaster.

The final leg of our Henderson trixie is Global Society in the extended 2m novices’ hurdle (14:40).

An Irish import to the yard who also makes his British debut, he finished runner-up in three bumpers for Gordon Elliott.

Global Society, a five-year-old Shirocco gelding, wasn’t far away from winning any of those outings.

He gave a stone in weight away to Tritonix on his racecourse bow at Down Royal and went down fighting by a neck.

As Global Society also finished runner-up to Centaur at Downpatrick and the winner had a 5lb claimer aboard, those bumper efforts can be upgraded.

He is a best-price 3/1 with Unibet to make a winning transition to hurdles and completes the Henderson trixie.

Bet of the Day: Nicky Henderson trixie at Doncaster: Craignieche, Caribean Boy and Global Society.

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