The Weekends Racing – by The Sportsman Racing

In the Class 4 Novices Chase at Doncaster (1.15), Overturn should take all the beating. An admirable dual-purpose horse, Overturn has won more than half a million pounds in prize money for connections. Again from the Donald McCain ranks, Overturn can boast as good a record as any horse since the mighty Sea Pigeon in mixing performances in top hurdle company with the big staying handicaps on the flat. The eight-year old made a flawless start to his chasing career in a class 4 at Sandown, jumping the larger obstacles with a swagger and this wonderfully genuine horse is a bona-fide Arkle contender. In the opener at Doncaster, the 1.05, Lord Wishes can grant us a win. The five-year old gelding landed a Class 5 maiden hurdle with something to spare a fortnight ago and looks capable of defying a penalty to win again. James Ewart is a trainer going places and when he tells us that Lord Wishes is his “best horse in the yard” then it should pay to take notice.]]>