Danzeno looks to be one to worship in Temple
Danzeno can come of age in the betfred.com Temple Stakes at Haydock.
Mick Appleby’s four-year-old sprinter has already been campaigned at a fine level in his relatively short career, but this might be the season he steps into the big league.
And in what looks an open renewal of the coveted Group Two, he can kick off the year in some style.
The gelded son of Denounce has only been seen seven times on a racecourse, but he has only twice finished out of the first two. He is also a Group Three scorer, having tidily bagged the Chipchase at Newcastle last term.
Educate can gain a first Listed success in the 888sport Festival Stakes at Goodwood. Ismail Mohammed’s six-year-old has fallen just short in this sort of company before, but he can now come to the fore
Beverley enjoys its day in the spotlight, with New Road Side one to consider in the Hilary Needler Trophy.
The other big race on the card, the Brian Yeardley Continental Two-Year-Old Trophy, can go to Mark Johnston and Furiant.
This well-bred son of Invincible Spirit defeated a strong field by upwards of two lengths on his debut at Musselburgh at the beginning of the month and this looks an ideal next port of call.
The in-form Johnston also has a particularly strong record at Beverley.
First Bombardment is high time due a change in fortune, and it might duly arrive at Catterick.
Runner-up in the Brocklesby on the first day of the Flat season at Doncaster, the Pastoral Pursuits colt has frustratingly twice missed out since then.
His performances in defeat have been far from shabby, though, so the toteexacta Median Auction Maiden Stakes represents a good opportunity to finally kick on.
Likeable veteran Mambo Spirit turned in a good effort at Windsor last month and can go one place better in the Bathwick Tyres Andover Handicap at Salisbury.
Classic action across the water at the Curragh, where it is hard to escape the charms of Gleneagles in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas.
Aidan O’Brien’s colt looked exceptional in the English Guineas and is only likely to have come on for that run, especially as Ballydoyle’s horses are seemingly close to turning a corner.
BEVERLEY: 2.05 Compton River, 2.40 Furiant, 3.15 New Road Side, 3.50 Maven, 4.25 Leaderene, 5.00 The Blue Banana, 5.35 Sovereign Bounty.
CATTERICK: 1.50 Saptapadi, 2.25 First Bombardment, 3.00 Rousayan, 3.35 Arcamante, 4.10 Evanescent, 4.45 Neutron Bomb, 5.20 Solar Spirit.
CURRAGH: 1.40 Special Focus, 2.15 State Of Emergency, 2.45 Gordon Lord Byron, 3.20 Gleneagles, 3.55 Brooch, 4.30 Sandro Botticelli, 5.05 Texas Rock.
FFOS LAS: 5.50 Miss Biscotti, 6.20 Kingcora, 6.50 Detroit Blues, 7.25 Berea Venture, 7.55 Poker School, 8.30 Titch Strider, 9.00 Catcher On The Go.
GOODWOOD: 1.45 Educate, 2.20 Eye Of The Storm, 2.55 Mister Universe, 3.30 Bournemouth Belle, 4.05 Rhombus, 4.40 Dominium, 5.15 Privileged.
HAYDOCK: 1.25 Subcontinent, 2.00 Noble Silk, 2.35 Mutarakez, 3.10 Divine, 3.45 DANZENO (NAP), 4.20 Childesplay, 4.55 Amazour.
SALISBURY: 6.05 Kyllukey, 6.35 Mambo Spirit, 7.10 Babyfact, 7.40 Winter Spice, 8.15 Percy Veer, 8.45 Dark Avenger.
DOUBLE: Danzeno and New Road Side.