DAILY RACING DIGEST – THURSDAY

We take a look at some of the top racing stories of the day in our new feature and provide our experts’ racing selections on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

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Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has doubts that son Willy will be able to gain the required number of chase wins by April 6 to ride Blaklion (right) in the Grand National. Willy, who has spent the last five years concentrating on the Flat, has 12 career wins over jumps. His father said: “Willy still needs thee winners over fences. It might quite hard work. I have not got that many young chasers coming up and most of them have gone up the handicap. It is more difficult to find winners at this time of year.”
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-4271910/Nigel-Twiston-Davies-doubts-son-s-Blaklion-National-ride.html


Michael O’Leary has removed Don Poli, Empire Of Dirt and Outlander from the Grand National, as he said he would, following his displeasure at the weights meted out by official BHA handicapper Phil Smith. Champagne West, Dromnea and Otago Trail have also been scratched, along with several other Gigginstown runners including Clarcam, Tiger Roll and A Toi Phil. A total of 95 entries remain with the weights now headed by Carlingford Lough.
Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/horseracing/2983756/2017-grand-national-field-cut-to-95-entries-as-don-poli-outlander-empire-of-dirt-were-among-the-horses-taken-out-at-the-latest-scratchings-deadlines/


cheltenhamBHA senior handicapper Phil Smith his back at critics after unveiling the weights for the 10 handicaps at the Cheltenham Festival, insisting “there is no semblance of any anti-Irish bias”. In statement he said the BHA’s handicapping approach with Irish horses has provided “greater equality and fairness” after years of what he felt was a “disproportionately high success rate of Irish runners in British handicaps” – most significantly at the Cheltenham Festival.
Source: http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/49463/phil-smith-insists-no-anti-irish-bias-in-handicap-ratings


Alan King is in the dark over who will ride JP McManus-owned stable star Yanworth in the Champion Hurdle. The Kingwell Hurdle winner is as short as 10/3 for the 2m feature on March 14, but regular pilot Barry Geraghty is nursing six broken ribs and will miss the Cheltenham Festival. King said: “I don’t know who is going to ride him and we need to speak at the weekend, as we do need to find out. Obviously I would like them to come and have a sit on him. No one has ridden him over a hurdle bar Barry Geraghty, so whoever rides him we want to come and school him and possibly ride a bit of work.”
Source: http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/49471/alan-king-eager-to-pencil-in-champion-hurdle-jockey-for-yanworth


Nicky HendersonWith Barry Geraghty ruled out through injury, Noel Fehily is likely to come in for the plum Champion Hurdle ride on the JP McManus-owned Buveur D’Air, who made a successful transition back to hurdles in a Listed event at Sandown. Trainer Nicky Henderson (right) said: “I suspect he will. I saw JP on Monday and I don’t think anybody has really discussed it as there are so many horses involved in the conundrum.”
Source: http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/49471/alan-king-eager-to-pencil-in-champion-hurdle-jockey-for-yanworth


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Though unseating Mark Walsh at the last in the Irish Gold Cup, former Stayers’ Hurdle winner More Of That (right) has trainer Jonjo O’Neill growing in confidence ahead of his Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup run. “We never saw a spark this season until his last run in the Irish Gold Cup,” said O’Neill. “He’d have to be at his best, of course, but the race is open and he loves the track.” More Of That is currently 16/1 (from 20/1) with Bet4Causes.
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/racing/2017/03/01/jonjo-oneill-expecting-go-close-gold-cup/


A federal judge has rejected leading Irish horseracing owner JP McManus’s bid to recover the $5.22m he claimed the US government withheld as tax from a backgammon win. McManus claimed that paying a relatively small “domicile levy” in Ireland should leave him exempt from tax taken by authorities, but judge Nancy Firestone denied his request to order the IRS to hand over the money.
Source: http://calvinayre.com/2017/03/01/business/jp-mcmanus-loses-battle-to-claim-5-2m-tax-refund-from-us/


Despite falling at Kempton on Saturday, Nicky Henderson says he intends to run Charli Parcs in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, rather than the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. “I think we were always leaning towards the Triumph and that’s still the case. If he’s in good form, I think he will come here. Divin Bere could also end up going in the same race. We’ll have to see how the weights work out for the Fred Winter.”
Source: http://www.attheraces.com/news/2017/March/01/triumph-hurdle-on-the-agenda-for-charli-parcs-after-pleasing-home-spin
http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/49464/triumph-hurdle-on-the-agenda-for-charli-parcs-after-pleasing-home-spin


Thistlecrack’s younger half-brother West Approach is likely to run in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle rather than taking on his elders in the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Trainer Colin Tizzard’s son and assistant Joe said: “We purposely protected his novice status last year and however brave John and Heather Snook (owners) are, throwing a novice in the deep end is tough. I think with this one he has one chance as a novice and he has got a great chance in the Albert Bartlett.”
Source: http://www.attheraces.com/news/2017/March/01/west-approach-likely-to-stick-to-novice-company-at-cheltenham
http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/49468/west-approach-likely-to-stick-to-novice-company-at-cheltenham

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Willie Mullins (right) has won the Cheltenham Champion Bumper nine times and feels Carter McKay could be his brightest chance of landing the March 15 finale again. His is one of five Mullins entries of the 36 remaining and the trainer said: “Carter McKay could look the one on his form of the last day. He’d been doing nice work at home before Naas and his performance was better than I hoped, but you don’t go expecting performances like that. That performance would compare to anything. A horse that can win around Naas doing that is a fair machine.”
Source: http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/49465/exciting-carter-mckay-leads-champion-bumper-squad-for-willie-mullins


An experiment to monitor the heart rates of some leading figures at the Cheltenham Festival has been organised. Commentator Richard Hoiles, ITV colleague Ed Chamberlin, trainer Ben Pauling and broadcaster Rupert Bell will be tested. Hoiles said: “I would be interested in the results as I did think I was relatively laid-back, but then someone posted a video of me commentating next to John Hunt during the Champion Stakes – I was shocked by just how animated I was getting!”
Source: https://beta.racingpost.com/news/cheltenham-festival/pauling-in-the-spotlight-as-high-bridge-aims-to-be-supreme-player/276523


Brian Proctor, former jockey and work-rider for trainer Dick Hern, has died at the age of 75. Legendary jockey Willie Carson said: “He was Dick Hern’s right-hand man and I had some good times with him. He was involved with everything that happened at West Ilsley. If there was a problem Dick and Brian sorted it out. Nothing fazed him, he knew what to do with horses. He was a great man to have in the yard and a great man to deal with a difficult horse.”
Source: https://beta.racingpost.com/news/news/herns-right-hand-man-spent-half-a-century-working-with-the-stars/276646

Today’s MCB British Racing selections – Thursday, March 2, 2017

TAUNTON: 2.00 Ice Konig, 2.30  Saint Breiz, 3.00 Spiritofthegames, 3.35 Sir Ivan, 4.10 The Unit, 4.45 Jonagold, 5.15 Lost In Lecce

NEWCASTLE: 2.10 Free Code, 2.40 Stoneham, 3.10 Be Perfect, 3.45 Magistral, 4.20 Ms Gillard, 4.55 Bargain Buy, 5.25 Aprovado

LUDLOW: 2.20 MANSION (NAP), 2.50 Some Are Lucky, 3.25 Mixchivous (nb), 4.00 Dusky Lark, 4.35 Miss Spent, 5.05 Invisible Man, 5.35 Centurious

CHELMSFORD CITY: 5.20 Justice Rock, 5.55 National Service, 6.25 Atalante, 6.55 Clement, 7.25 Winning Story, 7.55 Kenstone, 8.25 No Not Again, 8.55 Par Three

Wednesday’s NAP was a winner!

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Sunday’s top selections

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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 Sunday, July 3, 2016.

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

ONLY FOR LOVE (Market Rasen 3.40) has won three on the spin for Nicky Henderson in the space of two months, including both starts over hurdles with little fuss. The five-year-old mare has looked progressive on each appearance and sauntered to a seven-length success over 2m at Worcester two weeks ago. She takes on four rivals in a novices hurdle today and while she goes up in trip to 2m4f, she won over a similar trip at Uttoxeter on her penultimate starts and her main rivals all have to concede weight.

MR SNOOZY (Market Rasen 4.50) was hiked up 11lb after winning for the first time in three years and his first win over hurdles at the seventh attempt over and extended 2m4f here last month. Better known for his exploits in staying handicaps on the Flat, he found plenty for pressure to win a handicap off a mark of 104 and Mark Walford’s seven-year-old handles most ground conditions, so confidence is high that he can follow up over course and distance.

HOW (Naas 2.00) has yet to get off the mark after three runs for Aidan O’Brien but has been highly tried in decent maidens and was a little unlucky not to break her duck when second to Drumfad Bay here last time. She was a little keen and she found her path blocked when attempting to make her run and was given an easy time of it when beaten. Headgear is applied today and that is fully expected to do the trick over the 6f trip.

INNOCENT TOUCH (Ayr 2.55) gets a speculative vote in the 1m2f handicap. Richard Fahey’s representative shoulders top weight, having followed up a fine second at Wetherby with a close-up fourth in a blanket finish over today’s course and distance last month. The five-year-old seldom run a bad race and with the stable churning out the winners at a rate of knots, he holds a realistic chance of landing a fourth career success.

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OTHER SELECTIONS

AYR: 2.25 Street Of Diamonds, 2.55 Innocent Touch, 3.30 High On Light, 4.00 Gold Flash, 4.35 Le Chat D’or, 5.10 Keene’s Pointe, 5.40 Red Invader

MARKET RASEN: 2.05 Nearest The Pin, 2.35 Party Rock, 3.10 Easy Street, 3.40 ONLY FOR LOVE (NAP), 4.15 Mr Shantu, 4.50 Mr Snoozy (nb), 5.20 El Toreros

LIMERICK: 2.15 Macbride, 2.45 Thinkitplanitdoit, 3.20 Dramatic Event, 3.50 On Fiddlers Green, 4.25 Neverushacon, 5.00 Final Gift, 5.30 Malpensa

NAAS: 2.00 How, 2.30 Sportsmanship, 3.00 Cool Thunder, 3.35 Haqeeba, 4.05 Star Of Kings, 4.40 Rayisa, 5.15 Ace Of Diamonds, 5.45 Scealtana

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Wednesday’s top selections

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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, June 21, 2016…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

MISTIME (Salisbury 3.10) got off the mark at Chelmsford earlier this month and followed up with another fine win at Goodwood shortly after. Having had a couple of weeks to recuperate, Mark Johnstone’s Acclamation filly might be just the type to handle three runs in such a short space of time and she has the ability to win today’s 6f conditions event, as some of her rivals would prefer quicker ground. She handles cut, however.

EASY STREET (Worcester 2.50) is another seeking a hat-trick, having won at Fontwell and Uttoxeter on is last two runs. Jonjo O’Neill’s representative runs off a 13lb higher mark than when beating the well-regarded Casino Markets over 2m4f in a handicap chase last time, justifying favouritism in the process. At times, he still looks a little novicey at his fences, but he is progressive and a powerful traveller. He handles give in the ground and is likely to get that.

ICE ROYAL (Kempton 6.50) has had plenty of chances and was a beaten favourite here last time, finishing second for the sixth consecutive occasion. He has risen another 1lb in the weights since, but is up in trip again, returning to the mile which he ran so well over at Chelmsford in March. His last run came off the back of a near three-month break, so he may just have needed it and Jamie Osbourne’s three-year-old should strip fitter for this competitive handicap.

RASMIYA (Bath 6.10) looked a bit green and was slowly away on her Chelmsford debut when made favourite for a 10f fillies’ maiden at Chelmsford. However William Haggas’s representative, a 230,000 guineas yearling and sister to 1m4f winner Granddukeoftuscany, stayed on nicely once the penny dropped and was a closing second to Pursuitofthestars. She is up in trip to 1m3½f today and should handle the likely easy ground. There is plenty in her favour.

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OTHER SELECTIONS

CARLISLE: 2.00 Best Away, 2.30 Town Charter, 3.00 Just Be Lucky, 3.35 Kalk Bay, 4.10 Red Box, 4.40 Sindarban, 5.10 Totally Magic

SALISBURY: 2.10 Native Prospect, 2.40 New Rich, 3.10 Mistime, 3.45 Mainstream, 4.20 Knight’s Parade, 4.50 Next Stage, 5.20 Wave Reviews

WORCESTER: 2.20 Presenting Arms, 2.50 Easy Street, 3.20 Knight Crusader, 3.55 Novemberstorm, 4.30 Red Hammer, 5.00 Moss On The Mill, 5.30 Bandit Country, 6.05 Shimba Hills

BATH: 6.10 Rasmiya, 6.40 Rainbow Lad, 7.10 Catalinas Diamond, 7.40 Express, 8.10 Emerald Loch, 8.40 Putemintheboot, 9.10 George Baker

KEMPTON PARK: 6.20 Little Indian, 6.50 Ice Royal, 7.20 Tobrave, 7.50 Life Less Ordinary, 8.20 Rita’s Man, 8.50 Regal Miss, 9.20 Prince Of Islay

NAAS: 6.00 January Morn, 6.30 Forebear, 7.00 Anania, 7.30 Discipline, 8.00 Athenry Boy, 8.30 Unyielding, 9.00 Star Of Kings

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Sunday’s top picks

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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 Sunday, May 29, 2016…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

FOUNTAINS WINDFALL (Fontwell 1.50) won a bumper at this track and faced stronger opposition in his last two races over hurdles, latterly splitting a couple of subsequent winners when second to Gala Ball at Wincanton in February. Anthony Honeyball’s string has been in decent form lately and this extended 2m 1½f maiden hurdle should be at his mercy.

THEINVAL (Uttoxeter 2.40), a Grade 3 winning hurdler at Aintree last year, but has not looked totally at home over fences in his two attempts in Britain. To be fair, he did not jump too badly when third of five at Warwick in a novices’ chase three weeks ago in a much hotter race than he contests this afternoon and he may well be able to show improvement in the four-runner 2m4f beginners’ chase for trainer Nicky Henderson.

WHATS UP WOODY (Kelso 3.35) was beaten by Scotswell over this same track and 3m2f trip 25 days ago in a bid to land the hat-trick, with Cobajayisland third. Those two re-oppose again and they are closely matched on revised terms, but George Bewley’s 11-year-old still looks fairly treated off a 2lb higher mark. He has been ultra-consistent lately and should again run his race.

HIGHBURY HIGH (Fontwell 2.50) did not really take to fences before reverting back to timber and re-found his form. He was placed twice at this track twice before scoring on fast ground at Wincanton, albeit by a neck. Neil Mulholland’s representative does not look well handicapped at present, but this looks a slightly weaker race and he may well be able to overcome a 6lb rise in division one of the 2m1½f handicap hurdle.

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OTHER SELECTIONS

FONTWELL: 1.50 FOUNTAINS WINDFALL (NAP), 2.20 Mrsrobin, 2.50 Highbury High, 3.25 Cobham’s Circus, 3.55 Bob Tucker, 4.30 Vendredi Trois, 5.00 Yukon Delta, 5.30 Lady From Geneva

KELSO: 2.00 Martila, 2.30 Agentleman, 3.00 Traditional Dancer, 3.35 Whats Up Woody, 4.05 Full Jack, 4.40 Orby’s Man, 5.10 Vanilla Run

UTTOXETER: 2.10 Presili Rock, 2.40 Theinval, 3.15 Princess Roania, 3.45 Fair To Middling, 4.20 Long House Hall, 4.50 Mr Kite, 5.20 Solstice Dawn

NAAS: 2.05 Californiadreaming, 2.35 Assume, 3.10 Psychedelic Funk, 3.40 Wayside Flower, 4.15 Smash Williams, 4.45 Rayisa, 5.15 Toccata Blue, 5.45 Six Silver Lane

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Horse racing Lucky 15 – Wednesday’s top selections

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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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Racing Lucky 15 – Monday’s top selections

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

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

HIT LIST (Chelmsford 2.00) steadily improved in handicaps last season, ending it with a course and distance second and a win at Salisbury over 1m2½f. Sent off favourite in a 16-runner affair in testing ground at Doncaster for his seasonal return earlier this month, he did not see out the trip and faded. That was not his true running and Andrew Balding’s representative should come on for his first run following a near six-month break.

MAGNUM (6.30 Windsor) can win what could turn out to be a strong early-season 1m2f maiden for Brian Meehan. The son of Lawman cost a relatively cheap 47,000 guineas as a yearling and was last seen powering home at Newbury last October behind Midterm, who advertised his Derby credentials when scoring at Sandown on Friday. Magnum was favourite for that 1m Newbury evet and should relish today’s trip. He is certainly one for the notebook this summer.

IMJIN RIVER (Southwell 3.40) has won once in his last 20 starts but has a run of five runner-up efforts to his name in the last five outings for William Stone. He was beaten a head last time over today’s 5f C&D but while shoulders 4lb more, he is still well handicapped. Today could be his day.

QUALITY ART (Wolverhampton 6.20) is a multiple C&D winner who looks potentially well handicapped now, running off a mark 4lb lower than when last scoring here a year ago. He was staying on well enough last time to think that it will only be a matter of time before he gets his head in front again and these lower-grade 5f sprints are more his forte.

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OTHER SELECTIONS

AYR: 2.20 Portland Street, 2.50 Chookie’s Lass, 3.20 Anonymous Lady, 3.50 Sea Wolf, 4.20 Tellovoi, 4.50 Gone With The Wind, 5.25 Hydrant, 5.55 Sattelac

CHELMSFORD: 2.00 HIT LIST (NAP), 2.30 Cookie Ring, 3.00 Aristocratic, 3.30 Mezzotint, 4.00 Kokoni, 4.30 Rasmiya, 5.00 Schoolboy Error

SOUTHWELL: 2.10 Summer Beach, 2.40 Royal Holiday, 3.10 Combe Hay, 3.40 Imjin River, 4.10 Cranberry Park, 4.40 Moonshine Ridge, 5.15 Spowarticus

WINDSOR: 5.30 Copper Knight, 6.00 Mazkeem, 6.30 Magnum (nb), 7.00 Dutch Uncle, 7.30 All My Love, 8.00 Hearty

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.20 Carmargue, 5.50 Dream Ally, 6.20 Quality Art, 6.50 Marshgate Lane, 7.20 Hidden Gem, 7.50 Upstaging, 8.20 Zophilly

NAAS: 4.35 Thomas O’Malley, 5.10 Louis Leroy, 5.40 Master Speaker, 6.10 How, 6.40 Moviesta, 7.10 Hurricane Cass, 7.40 No Way Jack, 8.10 Freeman

TRAMORE: 1.45 Mystic Lass, 2.15 Mustadaam, 2.45 By Bye O Bye, 3.15 Miradine, 3.45 Personal Shopper, 4.15 Cant Pay Wont Pay, 4.45 Toast

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Racing Lucky 15 – Sunday’s top selections

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Each day we will be providing you with a preview of the day’s racing, offering what our experts feel will be the value bets of the day. Here are Sunday’s selections and our idea of a Lucky 15…

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LUCKY 15 SELECTIONS

RYEDALE RACER (Sedgefield 2.20) can make it third time lucky over hurdles, having been twice beaten as a warm favourite at Hexham and here last time. He was eyecatching in winning his bumper at Hexham last May but has been off the track since November. Malcolm Jefferson has backed off him and given him a little time to strengthen up, as he ran as though something was amiss. He should be a lot sharper today and this 2m3½f novices’ hurdle won’t take a great deal of winning.

HELLORBOSTON (Sedgefield 4.50) was pulled up in a race where the likely favourite today, Treliver Manor, was 28 lengths behind Catterick winner Auldthunder. They lock horns again in a much weaker event and for the selection, who has dropped 20lb in 13 months to a mark of 99, today’s 3m2f handicap chase is by far the weakest race he has contested. By no means a certainty, he has won twice at this track (in a bumper and over hurdles off a mark of 119), so we are banking on that old maxim of horses for courses.

ALBERTO’S DREAM (Huntingdon 2.30) was beaten three lengths by today’s main rival Albatros De Guye over C&D last time but is 3lb better off today. He was idling in front last time and was collared by a horse running for out of the weights. He showed a massive improvement from his first two chases, when pulled up, but the hope is that Tom Symonds’ runner is improving with experience.

KAFELLA (Huntingdon 5.00) gets weight all round from his rivals in the concluding bumper. Dan Skelton’s runner was favourite for a 1m5f junior bumper at Doncaster in November but was beaten a length into third, looking for all the world like he would improve for a stiffer test of stamina and a few obstacles in is way. He looked a shade green on that debut run, hanging left, but that looked a decent race, with the front three drawing clear of the rest.

SELECTIONS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016

SEDGEFIELD: 2.20 RYEDALE RACER (NAP), 2.50 Dusky Bob, 3.20 Askamore Darsi, 3.50 Libby Mae, 4.20 Fiddler’s Flight, 4.50 Hellorboston (nb), 5.20 Lastbutnotleast

HUNTINGDON: 2.00 Star Foot, 2.30 Alberto’s Dream, 3.00 Distant Sound, 3.30 American Legend, 4.00 Notebook, 4.30 Late Night Lily, 5.00 Kafella

NAAS: 2.10 Attribution, 2.40 Rule The World, 3.10 Bamako Moriviere, 3.40 Sea Buckthorn, 4.10 Call It Magic, 4.40 Venitien De Mai, 5.10 Good Thyne Tara

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