Prince Bishop defeated the best of America in California Chrome and Lea to spring a surprise in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan.
William Buick brought Saeed bin Suroor's evergreen eight-year-old to lead a furlong and a half out and win the world's richest Flat race.
Flemenstar's race-fitness counted against him on his Navan comeback as he was no match for Felix Yonger in the Grade Two Webster Cup Chase.
Tony Martin's three-time Grade One winner was having his first start for 503 days and made most of the running in the hands of Keith Donoghue.
The flat season kicks off at Doncaster today and we will look to get in amongst it this season, as last year it went over our heads a bit at times. Along with some value E/w bets in the big Doncaster races, we have a novice hurdle bet at Straford too.
Richard Fahey targets the Lincoln meeting at Doncaster and had we punted all his runners at this venue during the month of March we would have found 15 winners from 106 bets (14.2% strike-rate) for a profit of £28.50 to a £1 level stake. In handicaps only, the figures improve to 14 winners from 81 runners (17.3% strike-rate, +£46.50).
The flat season begins in earnest this Saturday with the £100,000 Lincoln Handicap providing an ideal springboard for the summer ahead. We've worked through the 22 horse field and pinpointed a likeliest winner, two dark horses and a live outsider at the bottom of our horse-by-horse rundown!