In the Bet Through the Racing Post App Handicap (3.10) at Doncaster on Saturday, Storm Force Ten is presumably being primed for another winter over obstacles for owner Robert Waley-Cohen, but he doesn’t look badly handicapped on the Flat in the meantime and can pick up this valuable prize along the way.

Andrew Balding’s 4-year-old won on his seasonal debut last year and ran well over hurdles after a six-month break between May and December, so his 169-day absence is less of a concern than might otherwise be the case. He’s 6lb higher in the weights than when winning a 0-85 apprentices’ handicap at Chester in May by 2¼ lengths, eased down, but his previous fourth of seven, beaten 2 lengths, behind subsequent Chester Cup and Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris (who was conceded just 4lb) at Lingfield makes especially good reading in the context of this race.

He remains fairly lightly raced, and hence unexposed, for a 4-year-old and could still be open to significant improvement. Soft going clearly holds no terrors for him, so he should run his race whatever the weather on Town Moor between now and Saturday afternoon and he looks a decent bet to make a winning return.

Selection: Doncaster 3.10 Storm Force Ten to win