Tim Donworth is enjoying an excellent first full season as a trainer and gained a breakthrough Listed success at weekend with Ocean Vision.
Donworth places his horses very well (and has a 21% strike-rate since taking out his licence under a year ago) and it’s a tip in itself that Akamu makes the sizeable journey from Chantilly to Vittel for today’s 6.5f handicap (6.25pm).
Claimed by his current connections last July, he has run just twice twice since January, finishing fourth at Moulins in May and then a staying-on third, having encountered trouble in running, at Saint-Cloud when last seen in late June.
His two wins have come on a sound surface, so today’s ground is no issue, and this mark is very workable.
6.25pm Vittel – 1pt win Akamu @ 2-1 (most firms)