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Keith Hamer has advice for every race in the UK and Ireland on Friday.
Jonbon, the exciting prospect of Nicky Henderson, is expected to star in the Howden Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle show at Ascot.
Eight-time first-year winner Douvan’s full brother made a perfect start to his career with point-to-point, bumper and smaller obstacles wins in just three appearances.
His hurdles debut at Newbury couldn’t have gone better as he traveled a lot throughout and sealed the victory with a nice jump to the last to clinch the odds at six lengths of Good Risk at All.
This sophomore year is the next logical step for the five-year-old, who is already a 7-2 best-priced favorite for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Estacas should improve his claims for the Bumper Champion at Cheltenham by securing a second course and distance success in the Lexicon Recruitment Championship Open National Hunt Flat Race.
The German raider, coached by Andreas Wohler, made his racetrack debut satisfactorily, scoring his authority in the finals to beat Chianti Classico by a length and a half.
The Estacas can currently be backed at double-digit odds for Festival honors.
Thyme White can confirm the impression he made when he started out in fencing by opening his account in the Howden Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.
Paul Nicholls’ charge formed well when he finished second from Amarillo Sky at Wincanton four weeks ago in his first race since wind surgery. He is sure to continue this effort after seven months of hiatus.
Let Me Entertain U formed very well when they finished second in their first race for 221 days at Huntingdon last month and compensation awaits you in the In Memory Of June Taylor Handicap Hurdle at Uttoxeter.
It was only in the last strides that the five-year-old boy from Michael Scudamore gave way to the battered Pass Me Way. A small improvement can see Let Me Entertain U register a first success in jumps.
Author’s Dream can challenge the highest weight in handicap Betway on his first visit to Southwell.
The eight-year-old William Knight came just a little too far ahead when he moved up to fifth place at Lingfield two weeks ago. He’s best judged on his previous debut at Kempton, where he was a four-length scorer.
Peachey Carnehan has been performing well lately and can score 13 wins out of 101 starts in the Premier League at MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap.
The seven-year-old, coached by Mick Mullineaux, has won three starts at Wolverhampton and has run well there twice since. The Foxwedge gelding is visibly in a good mood and looks sure to be doing well.
Torbellino can redeem himself for a narrow loss to Kempton last time around by doing a better in Unibet casino.
The five-year-old, co-coached by John Best and Karen Jewell, fought well but couldn’t catch Meadow Sprite and lost a short lead.
Magicinthemaking can lift the Racing TV Handicap after a promising effort when she finished second out of those seven stages in her last outing.
The runner coached by John Long tried to do it all, but running fitness likely found her close to home – she had been off track since May – and she was beaten half a length by Lucayan.
Magicinthemaking must have every chance of getting back on the winning track despite a 2 pound hike.
ASCOT: 12.35 Nordano, 1.10 Complete unknown, 1.45 Thyme White, 2.20 Jonbon, 2.55 Faivoir, 3.30 ESTACAS (NAP).
DUNDALK: 4:00 a.m. Sacred Territory, 4:30 a.m. Aclaim Ensemble, 5:00 a.m. Zahee, 5:30 a.m. English, 6:00 a.m. Bucky Larson, 6:30 a.m. Giuliana, 7:00 a.m. Freescape, 7:30 a.m. Moving.
KEMPTON: 4.15 Gia Darling, 4.45 New Shepard, 5.15 Morgan Fairy, 5.45 Minnie T, 6.15 Eagleway, 6.45 Torbellino, 7.15 Magicinthemaking, 7.45 Barrington.
SOUTHWELL: 11.50 Secretinthepark, 12.25 Liva, 1.00 Mighty Power, 1.35 Author’s Dream, 2.10 Macmerry Jim, 2.45 Peachey Carnehan, 3.20 Shyjack, 3.50 The Resdev Way.
UTTOXETER: 11.40 Gazette Bourgeoise, 12.15 Bardd, 12.50 Come On Gruff, 1.25 Will Sting, 2.00 Let Me Entertain You, 2.35 Lemon T, 3.10 Greatest Star.
DOUBLE: Estacas and Jonbon.