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Down Royal Racing Tips: The Big Doyen can gain compensation

Irish racing
Andrew Asquith outlines the Timeform view at Down Royal

"He was demoted in the stewards’ room after causing interference, but the third home that day has won impressively since, and The Big Doyen is fancied to progress again..."

Timeform's Andrew Asquith highlights a Nap and Next Best selection at Down Royal on Tuesday.

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The Big Doyen - 12:40 Down Royal

The Big Doyen was useful in bumpers and has made a promising start over hurdles, shaping like he was in need of the run on his debut in this sphere at Fairyhouse in November and finished first past the post at Punchestown later that month. He was demoted in the stewards' room after causing interference, but the third home that day has won impressively since, and The Big Doyen is fancied to progress again and get the better of Doctor Bravo, who looks promising in his own right.

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Bidentime - 15:00 Down Royal

Bidentime didn't show a great deal over hurdles, but he was a most encouraging fourth in a big-field handicap over two miles on his chase debut at Naas last month, and may well have finished closer had he not been hampered at a crucial stage of the race. Moving back up in trip will be in his favour and he's open to improvement in this sphere, so he looks the way to go from what looks a potentially lenient mark.

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