Horse racing Lucky 15 – Saturday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will provide you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

IDAHO (Doncaster 3.45) can land the final British Classic of the season, the St Leger. Aidan O’Brien who has taken the St Leger four times previously with Milan (2001), Brian Boru (2003), Scorpion (2005) and Leading Light (2013) has a strong hand in the nine-runner contest, also saddling Sword Fighter and Housesofparliament. Idaho has been the long-time favourite for the race, having been placed in the Investec Derby and the Irish Derby before coming from behind to take the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York last month from stablemate Housesofparliament. The 1m6½f contest may well turn into a slog if the expected rain arrives, but the son of Galileo has the class to rate as a confident selection.

D’BAI (Doncaster 2.00) is probably a bit better than his odds are going to reflect when he lines up in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes. The Dubawi colt overcame quick ground to be touched off in a hot-looking 7f Newmarket maiden on his debut in early July and then followed up in a weaker maiden at the same track two weeks later, despite idling. He should be better suited by a stiffer pace today and will certainly benefit from any cut underfoot.

UNFORGETTABLE FILLY (Lingfield 3.00) showed plenty of promise on her debut when chasing home a Stoute hot-pot at Newmarket a couple of weeks ago and may be able to go one better in the 7½f fillies’ maiden. The daughter of Sepoy, who is closely related to 7f winner Raven’s Corner, was understandably green but while niggled along from a fair way out, she soon warmed to the task and stayed on nicely. It did not look a maiden with great depth to be fair, but she should improve for the experience.

ALLIGATOR (Bath 3.20) was well supported for his handicap debut at Chelmsford last week, having been gelded since his last run. However, he got a little outpaced off the turn for home and despite staying on well, did not quite manage to reel in Altiko Tommy. The step up in trip to 1m clearly suited him and he looked a little unlucky. Ed Dunlop equips the selection with first-time blinkers and he looks well-in off a mark of 61 with Josephine Gordon’s 3lb claim.

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OTHER SELECTIONS

DONCASTER: 2.00 D’bai (nb), 2.35 Captain Colby, 3.10 Toormore, 3.45 IDAHO (NAP), 4.20 Temerity, 4.50 Up In Lights, 5.25 Kiltara, 6.00 Stars Over The Sea

CHESTER: 1.40 Aventinus, 2.15 Alejandro, 2.50 Mountain Bell, 3.25 Nayyar, 3.55 Cornborough, 4.30 I’ll Be Good, 5.00 Blakeney Point

BATH: 2.10 Secret Witness, 2.45 Golden Rosanna, 3.20 Alligator, 3.50 Good Omen, 4.25 Oratorio’s Joy, 4.55 Caledonia Laird, 5.30 Oat Couture, 6.05 Pine Ridge

LINGFIELD: 1.50 Lady Blanco, 2.25 The Quarterjack, 3.00 Unforgettable Filly, 3.35 Dunnscotia, 4.10 C Note, 4.40 Gale Song, 5.15 Sweet Dragon Fly

MUSSELBURGH: 4.15 Thornaby Princess, 4.45 Soundstrings, 5.20 Coolfitch, 5.55 La Contessa, 6.30 High On Light, 7.00 Amirli, 7.30 Dark Command

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Saturday’s top selections

It is the calm before the storm of Royal Ascot, although with 10 British and Irish meetings on Saturday, there is plenty of racing to keep us busy.

Each day Bet4Causes will provide you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British and Irish meetings on Saturday, June 11, 2016…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

ARAB POET (Sandown 1.40) can spark what may turn out to be a decent afternoon for Ryan Moore. Sir Michael Stoute’s three-year-old was a close-up fourth to the progressive Oh This Is Us in a decent 7f Goodwood handicap last month, staying on nicely and stepping up from his return at Beverley. He only goes up 1lb but is clearly still going the right way and may be able to take this 7f 0-95 handicap off a mark of 86.

LADY MACAPA (Sandown 3.20) has speed to burn and sometimes too much of it, as when tiring late in a hot 5f York Listed event last time. William Knight’s representative, officially rated 94, will need to be dropped in and get some cover if she is to settle. However, she is a talented filly who is worth following this summer regardless of what happens here. There may be a nice prize for her and she is a big price, so each-way punters take note.

MINSTRELS GALLERY (Sandown 5.05) is a 129-rated handicap hurdler but was given a mark of just 61 when returned to the Flat to easily defy that mark at Wolverhampton. Lucy Wadham’s seven-year-old easily followed up over the course and distance of 1m5½f with a 7lb rise, but was denied a hat-trick by Stonecutter at the same venue last time off a mark of 75 when tackling an extended 2m trip. The seven-year old returns to the turf today and runs off the same mark, with a drop back to 1m6f looking ideal.

CAIUS MARCIUS (Hexham 2.40) looked in need of the experience on his hurdling debut at Newcastle in March, but he obviously came on for that run when scoring by two lengths from Sakhee’s City at this track over 2m in April. The Nicky Richards-trained five-year-old also appeared to appreciate the better ground and should find further improvement over course and distance.

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OTHER SELECTIONS

YORK: 1.50 Nayel, 2.25 Mujassam, 3.00 Mindurownbusiness, 3.35 Udontdodou, 4.10 Auspicion, 4.45 Cajmere, 5.20 Red Tycoon

SANDOWN PARK: 1.40 ARAB POET (NAP), 2.10 Chester Street, 2.45 Kings Pavilion, 3.20 Lady Macapa (nb), 3.55 Pour La Victoire, 4.30 Autocratic, 5.05 Minstrels Gallery

CHESTER: 2.15 Amlak, 2.50 Modernism, 3.25 Morando, 4.00 Discreet Hero, 4.35 Desire, 5.10 Straightothepoint

BATH: 1.45 Man Look, 2.20 Giennah, 2.55 Free To Love, 3.30 Van Huysen, 4.05 Knight Of The Air, 4.40 Showmethewayavrilo, 5.15 Andar

MUSSELBURGH: 2.00 Red Savina, 2.35 Sweet Selection, 3.10 Merhoob, 3.45 Green Door, 4.20 Bell Heather, 4.55 Gabrial The Tiger, 5.25 Surround Sound

HEXHAM: 2.05 Go On Henry, 2.40 Caius Marcius, 3.15 Reverse The Charge, 3.50 Beyondtemptation, 4.25 Mr Witmore, 5.00 Sharivarry, 5.35 Black Ivory

LEICESTER: 6.10 Ventura Blues, 6.40 Brasted, 7.10 Quantum Dot, 7.40 Hawatif, 8.20 Tikthebox, 8.40 Jacob Cats, 9.10 East Street Revue

LINGFIELD PARK: 5.50 Frivolous Prince, 6.20 Lady Lunchalot, 6.50 Paco’s Angel, 7.20 Lightning Charlie, 7.50 Crystallographer, 8.20 Kenstone, 8.50 He’s My Cracker

LIMERICK: 6.00 Gunner Mcgregor, 6.30 Do Na Paisti, 7.00 Sweet Little Lies, 7.30 Master Of Verse, 8.00 Seyouallincoppers, 8.30 He Rock’s, 9.00 Innocent Verdict

NAVAN: 1.55 King Electic, 2.30 Kasbah, 3.05 Sweetest Taboo, 3.40 Star Of Kings, 4.15 Lambeau Field, 4.50 Spirit Of Time, 5.25 General Macarthur

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Tuesday’s top picks

Each day Bet4Causes will provide you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British and Irish meetings on Tuesday, May 31, 2016…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

ROYAL BATTALION (Towcester 3.10) has yet to prove he will handle this testing 3m trip, but he ran a fine second to Perspicace over 2m4f at Worcester last time and that rival has since followed up, so the form looks solid. Gary Moore’s representative stayed on well that day, suggesting he may well handle a step up in trip. The five-year-old takes on five rivals and should be on the scene when it matters.

NAAFER (Lingfield 5.50) holds an obvious chance of taking the 6f novices’ stakes for trainer William Haggas and jockey Paul Hanagan. The daughter of Oasis Dream was a fine second on her debut to Grizzel in a decent Sandown fillies’ novice 5f sprint, and that rival has come out and won subsequently. Related to a few decent sorts, most notably Ertijaal, she looks a filly worth following.

JULIA DREAM (Lingfield 7.20) stepped up on her Newmarket debut last September with a eye-catching second of 12 to Sovereign Parade at Salisbury on her seasonal debut earlier this month. She was well backed for that step up to 10f and she travelled strongly, looking like the winner 1f out, only to be nabbed late on by an impressive winner. She will have learned plenty for that and if he handles the kick-back for her all-weather debut, she should go well.

ALL THE RAGE (Leicester 5.30) showed enough ability over inadequate trips last season to think that Sir Mark Prescott’s representative will be able to improve over more suitable distances, such as the 1m2f she tackles today. The Dubawi filly makes her three-year-old debut this afternoon for a yard that had saddled four winners from its last eight runners and may well make a mockery of her current 63 rating.

OTHER SELECTIONS

LEICESTER: 2.00 Evergate, 2.30 Magillen, 3.00 Early Bird, 3.30 Jadaayil, 4.00 Smart Mover, 4.30 Full Intention, 5.00 Whitecrest, 5.30 All The Rage

REDCAR: 2.20 Mightaswellsmile, 2.50 Falcon’s Fire, 3.20 Newmarket Warrior, 3.50 Zanjabeel, 4.20 Just Us Two, 4.50 Dream Farr, 5.20 Rose Marmara, 5.55 Compton River

TOWCESTER: 2.10 Only A Tipple, 2.40 Heurtevent, 3.10 ROYAL BATTALION (NAP), 3.40 Dusk Till Dawn, 4.10 No No Mac, 4.40 Hang Fire, 5.10 Running Wolf

LINGFIELD: 5.50 Naafer (nb), 6.20 Head Space, 6.50 Tenzing Norgay, 7.20 Julia Dream, 7.50 Desert Strike, 8.20 Duke Of North, 8.50 Kafoo

WOLVERHAMPTON: 6.10 Zamjar, 6.40 Dasheen, 7.10 Head Coach, 7.40 Stonecutter, 8.10 Pietrafiore, 8.40 Swansway, 9.10 Lucky Clover

BALLINROBE: 6.00 Seven Nation Army, 6.30 Crazyheart, 7.00 Hostile Fire, 7.30 Vinnies Time, 8.00 So Young, 8.30 He is Top Class, 9.00 Sanibel Island

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Wednesday’s top picks

Each day Bet4Causes will provide you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British and Irish meetings on Wednesday, May 25, 2016…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

AUNTY ANN (Newton Abbot 6.10) was a little fortunate to win a novices’ hurdle here on her British debut, as the favourite fell and another likely challenger was impeded, but she travelled well on the front end and kept up the gallop to the line. That mares’ event was run over a 2m2½f and she appears to have plenty of stamina judged on her 3m Irish point-to-point victory in January. She runs under a penalty against her own sex again and should benefit for the extra distance in this 2m5½f novices’ hurdle.

GOLD FAITH (Kempton 7.50) was well backed to win a modest 7f maiden here last September on his second start. Gelded over the winter, the Dark Angel three-year-old, who cost 200,000 guineas as a yearling, did not appear to be in love with the soft ground at Epsom on his seasonal debut and finished a tame fifth to Medburn Dream over 1m½f last month. Ralph Beckett’s representative is likely to appreciate a return to the all-weather surface and certainly this 1m3f trip should bring forth plenty of improvement.

CLASSY ANNE (Hamilton 3.05) has an excellent chance of landing her fourth course and distance win in the 5f handicap. Jim Goldie’s six-year-old mare won off a 3lb higher mark this time last year and this race is a couple of classes below that. She showed decent form when going close at Ayr last week in a Class 3 handicap and runs off the same mark in this lesser event.

REMARKABLE LADY (Gowran Park 8.00) was short-headed into second on her second start at Down Royal last September and progressed to run in Listed company at Leopardstown a month later, when she caught the eye staying on well over 1m1f. Dropped to a mile for her seasonal bow, she lacked sharpness over an inadequate trip at Killarney, but this 9½f trip tonight should see her in the shake-up now that the cobwebs have been blown away.

OTHER SELECTIONS

HAMILTON: 2.00 Boundsy, 2.30 Keene’s Point, 3.05 Classy Anne, 3.40 Duke Of Yorkshire, 4.15 Rock ‘n Red, 4.45 Nonagon, 5.15 Forecaster

LINGFIELD: 1.50 Zaatar, 2.20 Blue Bounty, 2.50 Figurante, 3.25 Here’s Two, 4.00 Spiriting, 4.25 Barren Brook, 5.05 Sixties Idol, 5.35 Tessellate

MARKET RASEN: 2.10 Lettheriverrundry, 2.40 Midtech Valentine, 3.15 Big Sound, 3.50 Sportsreport, 4.25 Monkhouse, 4.55 Odds On Dan, 5.25 Christmas In April

KEMPTON: 6.20 New Agenda, 6.50 Marbooh, 7.20 Among Angels, 7.50 Gold Faith (nb), 8.20 Merhoob, 8.50 Be My Sea

NEWTON ABBOT: 6.10 AUNTY ANN (NAP), 6.40 Bonds Conquest, 7.10 Beau Phil, 7.40 Devil To Pay, 8.10 Bernisdale, 8.40 Armaans Wish

GOWRAN PARK: 5.30 Monarch, 6.00 The Moore Factor, 6.30 Ardmore, 7.00 Knockmaole Boy, 7.30 Siamsaiocht, 8.00 Remarkable Lady, 8.30 Angel’s Gift, 9.00 Double Fast

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Thursday’s top Selections

Each day Bet4Causes will provide you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British and Irish meetings on Thursday, May 19, 2016…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

SEPTEMBER STARS (Goodwood 4.00) holds an entry in the Oaks, but is on something of a retrieval mission in the 10f Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes after being beaten at odds-on in a maiden at Nottingham last month. She had shown plenty of promise on her debut when third in a Doncaster fillies’ maiden last October when with Brian Meehan. Now with Ralph Beckett, she did not quite see out the 10f trip on her seasonal return, having travelled well through much of the race. She races against her own sex again and holds a reasonable chance of getting off the mark.

PRIMITIVO (Sandown 7.30) bids for a hat-trick, having scored at Windsor (8.5f) In October and on his seasonal return for Alan King at Newbury (1m3f) six days ago in a well-contested handicap for the grade. The selection gelded in the winter and it seems to have concentrated his mind. Up 7lb for his Windsor nursery win, he made a mockery of his mark of 81, winning with his head in his chest, and should be able to win again under a 6lb penalty before he is reassessed by the handicapper.

ALWAYS RESOLUTE (Ripon 7.20) had been running well over hurdles after joining Brian Ellison and he made a winning return to the Flat at Doncaster last Saturday when landing a 17-runner apprentices’ handicap with ease, his stamina helping him ease clear in the final half furlong of the 1m4f contest. He escapes a penalty for that success and the improving five-year-old should be right at home over tonight’s extra two furlongs.

CALCULATED RISK (Worcester 3.50) was beaten 10 lengths by Fountains Blossom (who re-opposes) in a selling hurdle here last week but Debra Hamer’s seven-year-old is now 6lb better off. He was made favourite that day, having won a couple of sellers and then ran well I handicap company, but having travelled very well into the race, his run petered out towards the finish. This claimer does not look particularly strong and he can turn the tables over the same 2m4f trip.

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OTHER SELECTIONS

GOODWOOD: 1.50 Afandem, 2.20 The Warrior, 2.55 Albahar, 3.30 Lord Huntingdon, 4.00 September Stars, 4.35 High Hopes, 5.05 Oat Couture

LINGFIELD: 2.00 Les Gar Gan, 2.30 Sherdat, 3.05 Forced Family Fun, 3.40 Starcrossed, 4.10 Lulani, 4.45 Aqua Ardens, 5.15 Colourfilly

WORCESTER: 2.10 Edeiff’s Lad, 2.40 American Legend, 3.15 Ramses De Teillee, 3.50 Calculated Risk, 4.20 Moon Racer, 4.55 Nicholascopernicus, 5.25 Native Display, 5.55 Young Lou

RIPON: 6.15 Zig Zag Girl, 6.45 Dot Green, 7.20 Always Resolute, 7.50 Galesburg, 8.25 Duck A L’orange, 8.55 Mowhoob

SANDOWN PARK: 5.50 Bletchley, 6.25 Rasasee, 6.55 Pushaq, 7.30 Primitivo (nb), 8.00 Regiside, 8.35 Robins Pearl

CLONMEL: 5.00 Barrow Valley, 5.30 Simiel, 6.00 Alamein, 6.35 Walkabout, 7.05 Island Villa, 7.40 Keyfield, 8.10 Tooreen, 8.45 Sweet Shirleen

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Wednesday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will provide you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British and Irish meetings on Wednesday, May 11, 2016…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

SO MI DAR (York 3.45) can land a decent renewal of the Group 3 Musidora Stakes and take her unbeaten record to three races. The daughter of Group 1-winning mare Dar Ri Me, also trained by John Gosden, got the better of the colts in the Derby trial at Epsom last month and is currently 5/1 second favourite behind Minding for the Oaks with Bet4Cuases. That form has been boosted, with runner-up Humphrey Bogart subsequently landing the Listed Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield last Saturday. She is likely to act on the quicker ground and Frankie Dettori’s mount should take all the beating.

PIKE CORNER CROSS (Lingfield 3.25) is a nine-race maiden but has run some fine races in defeat for Gary Moore recently and runs off the same mark of 63 as he did when beaten just under three lengths over 1m2f here last time, finishing well from a poor draw. He drops back to a mile today, having twice been runner-up over a similar trip at Kempton on his previous two starts.

GEOFF POTTS (Lingfield 5.00) was unfancied for his Sandown debut last August, but stayed on late over 5f to grab fourth in a race that has subsequently yielded a couple of winners. He was well backed for his second start at Haydock a month later over 6f when soft ground seemed to work against him. Having strengthened up over the winter, he makes his seasonal debut over 6f and may be a bit of value against a couple of likelier types.

LOUIS LEROY (Naas 8.10) is not one of Eddie Lynam’s stable stars, but the tidy manner with which he won a low-grade handicap over 6f here a couple of weeks ago suggests that today’s extra furlong will not be beyond him. His young rider Oisin Orr is certainly catching the eye and the four-year-old may well follow up in a competitive heat despite a 7lb penalty.

OTHER SELECTIONS

YORK: 2.10 Revolutionist, 2.40 George Bowen, 3.15 Magical Memory, 3.45 So Mi Dar, 4.20 Eqleem, 4.50 Logi, 5.20 Muhaafiz

BATH: 5.30 Canford Belle, 6.00 Invincible Wish, 6.30 Sunscape, 7.00 Edged Out, 7.30 El Torito, 8.00 Lazizah, 8.30 Rose Above

LINGFIELD: 1.50 Marshgate Lane, 2.20 Shimba Hills, 2.50 Santiburi Spring, 3.25 Pike Corner Cross, 4.00 Lucy The Painter, 4.30 Copper Cavalier, 5.00 Geoff Potts

PERTH: 5.50 Ryalex, 6.20 Asuncion, 6.50 Oscar Lateen, 7.20 Toarmandowithlove, 7.50 Mo Rouge, 8.20 Railway Dillon, 8.50 Maraweh

WORCESTER: 2.00 Withy Mills, 2.30 The Backup Plan, 3.00 Midnight Chorister, 3.35 Jaunty Inflight, 4.10 Athou Du Nord, 4.40 Bishops Court, 5.10 Lets Hope So, 5.45 Alberta

NAAS: 5.05 Oh Grace, 5.40 Ambiguity, 6.10 Blood Moon, 7.10 Mutadaffeq, 7.40 Sword Fighter, 8.10 Louis Leroy, 8.40 Remarkable Lady

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Saturday’s top selections

Each day Bet4Causes will provide you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what the experts feel will be the value bets of the day.

We were on fire again yesterday. Three of our four Lucky 15 selections won and we tipped winners at Ascot on Friday evening priced 9/2, 3/1, 14/1 and 25/1 – another selection was second at 16/1. 

Take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British and Irish meetings on Saturday, May 7, 2016…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

MOUNTAIN BELL (Lingfield 3.25) can land a mediocre renewal of the Oaks Trial for trainer Ralph Beckett, who has won this race three times in the past decade. The daughter of Mount Nelson was a promising head second on her soft-ground Windsor debut in October and won by a wide margin over 10f, again in soft ground at the same track last month on her seasonal debut. The ground is perhaps quicker than she is used to, but that does not mean she won’t like it – her sire won the Eclipse on quick ground.

DUTCH UNCLE (Lingfield 4.35) hails from the bang-in-form Ed Dunlop stable and can land the 1m2f handicap. A Wolverhampton all-weather maiden winner in April last year, he has had eight runs since and been placed in all of them, without getting his head in front. He was a close second at Windsor last time off the same 84 mark he runs off today, and while he takes a class jump, he receives weight from his six rivals as a result.

SCOTLAND (Ascot 3.05) was a bit too keen when last seen running in the Ascot Gold Cup over 2m4f – a mile further than he runs over today on his seasonal debut. However, he still went down by just over three lengths in that Group 1 event and should develop into a Cup horse this season. Most of his best form has come over similar trips today’s and the ground is turning in his favour. He should make a bold bid in a trappy seven-runner Listed contest for the in-form Andrew Balding yard.

JOHN CONSTABLE (Haydock 2.15) has plenty of scope for improvement over hurdles. Evan Williams’s five-year-old has only had five attempts over them since joining from Aidan O’Brien and he won his first two for his new handler last spring. He has twice gone close off a mark of 137 at Newbury and at Ayr in similar company that he faces today in the competitive Swinton Hurdle. Up 1lb today, he should give another good account if the ground does not dry out too much.

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OTHER SELECTIONS

ASCOT: 1.55 Reach High, 2.30 Barwick, 3.05 Scotland, 3.40 Tutu Nguru, 4.15 Free Code, 4.45 Micky Haller

HAYDOCK: 1.40 Above N Beyond, 2.15 John Constable, 2.45 So Beloved, 3.20 Southfield Vic, 3.55 Don’t Touch, 4.30 Voix D’eau, 5.00 Saints And Sinners

LINGFIELD: 1.45 Perfect Alchemy, 2.20 Shyron, 2.50 Make Fast, 3.25 MOUTNTAIN BELL (NAP), 4.00 Carntorp, 4.35 Dutch Uncle, 5.05 Sword Exceed

HEXHAM: 1.50 Kelka, 2.25 Ami Debois, 2.55 Chestnut Ben, 3.30 Manballandall, 4.05 Desert Island Dusk, 4.40 Big Sound, 5.10 Book At Bedtime

NOTTINGHAM: 2.10 Hermitage Bay, 2.40 Flash City, 3.15 Brittleton, 3.50 Swiss Affair, 4.25 I Am Not Here, 4.55 Beauty Night, 5.30 Tellevoi, 6.00 Zed Candy Girl

THIRSK: 5.35 Fly With Emirates, 6.05 Mustashry, 6.35 Master Mirasol, 7.05 Aberlady, 7.35 Astra Hall, 8.05 Lizzy’s Dream, 8.35 Indigo Blues

WARWICK: 5.15 The Outlaw, 5.50 Miles To Memphis, 6.20 Rock On Oscar, 6.50 Rejaah, 7.20 Card Game, 7.50 Miss Dimples, 8.20 Bubba N Squeak

WEXFORD: 2.05 Fuintach, 2.35 Eddystone Rock, 3.10 So Sensible, 3.45 Kubali, 4.20 Sea Of Blue, 4.50 Tasty Ginger, 5.25 Alterno

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