Daily Racing Multiple: Varian's Platoon can wrap up a good day with a treble at Newcastle

Three Platoon holds excellent claims to win and to complete a treble for Alan on Saturday

The Daily Racing Multiple column was denied a 10/1 double yesterday with the agonising nose defeat at Newcastle of Blowing Dixie. The team are back with a Saturday treble with three horses all holding serious chances...

"He blew the start completely and raced very keenly. It looked a fair race too and traditionally has thrown up some classy runners."

Elusive to prove hard to catch in opener

11:45 Lingfield - Back Damned Elusive

Blowing Dixie's defeat by a nose and hitting 1.091/11 in the run denied us a 10/1 double yesterday as Jewel Maker stormed home at a much bigger price. That's six winners, a second and plenty of thirds in the last four days. So the multiple is hopefully near.

It's a very early start with our first pick today as we head to Lingfield in the opener at 11:45.

Damned Elusive shaped well in a handicap at the track over 1m2f last time and should enjoy the step up 2f today. He's by Sir Percy, and whilst he might have been one of the worst Derby winners ever, his stock stay ever so well and he is guaranteed to see out the 1m4f well for this, in what essentially looks a weak race.

Priced at 6/4 on the Sportsbook, he can start us off on a high.

Henderson's fine prospect to remain unbeaten

13:15 Ascot - Back Gallyhill

With some terrific racing at Ascot on Saturday including the Betfair Chase, some of the big guns are out on show. Potentially in that bracket could be Nicky Henderson's Gallyhill - who posted a good time in relation to the heavy going with his debut win at Newbury.

He looked a stayer there with plenty of stamina with the pair a huge 23 lengths clear of the third. The runner-up in that race was going close at Sandown this week before tipping up in the closing stages.

At 450k he wasn't cheap, and those sort of figures for horses tend to influence the price. He was very short on debut and is again today at 8/15 on the Sportsbook, but that's the beauty of the multiple and we can throw him in with a couple of other shorties. And don't forget, if you stake £20 over the course of the day in multiple bets you qualify for a £5 free bet with our fantastic offer.

Platoon looks ready-made winner following promising debut

17:30 Newcastle - Back Three Platoon

Roger Varian did us a good turn with Moraaheq winning easily the other day from the front at Kempton and his Three Platoon looks a fine prospect and should have little trouble winning this maiden.

It's not a deep race and he showed abundant promise on his debut at Wolverhampton despite doing everything wrong. He blew the start completely and raced very keenly. It looked a fair race too and traditionally has thrown up some classy runners.

With a pedigree that suggests he is made for the all-weather, this £425,000 3yo looks well above-average.

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