2023 Portland Handicap Betting Odds at Doncaster racecourse

Saturday, 16 September 2023

The Betfred Portland is a wide open race and is set to go off at 2.25pm at Doncaster Racecourse. There is a big field and it could pay to bet each-way on the action, with Call Me Ginger being trained by Jim Goldie who will be eyeing a big run from his charge. Chipstead, Get It and Happy Romance are other leading contenders.

It could pay to create a shortlist of horses and work out the runners who can compete best over a short distance on what could be soft ground. The recent rainfall means that there will be plenty of cut in the ground and it’s worth looking at the market movers and seeing which runners are able to cope best with the softening conditions.

2023 Portland Tips

Call Me Ginger is a talented seven-year-old and the horse has secured consecutive wins thus far. Jim Goldie will saddle a runner who looks to be a backable each-way price and the bookmakers might create extra places for this tussle. The horse might not have the highest rating although the runner has been afforded a favourable weight.

There have been recent wins at Chester and Ascot, with the former coming at the Roodee over five and a half furlongs on good to soft ground. There was then a second success under jockey Arnie Waugh where there was a half length victory in the National Racehorse Handicap at Ascot although the racing odds imply that the horse is an unlikely winner.

Chipstead has put up a couple of decent performances, with the five-year-old finishing fourth in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash, with the horse performing well over five furlongs on good ground. This came after another solid run in the John Smith’s City Wall Stakes at York and there is plenty to recommend this runner.

Get It was successful on the all-weather at Wolverhampton last time out and runs for trainer George Baker, while Richard Hannon looks likely to have at least one winner on St Leger Day and perhaps there will be multiple. Happy Romance was outclassed in the King’s Stand Stakes but could find things more to his liking here.