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Monday 5 December 2016

Get in Early for Morning glory at Kempton

Harry Dunlop
Harry Dunlop

Early Morning finally got off the mark at the sixth attempt at Kempton last month and he can go in again in the £10 Free Bet At 32RedSport.com Handicap back at the Sunbury venue.

The four-year-old has not seen much racing for a horse of his age and he had previously shown glimpses of promise in his three juvenile starts back in 2013.

Limited to just two starts at three last term, Early Morning's second behind Farquhar at Haydock last May reads particularly well as that one went on to win a decent handicap at Newmarket and is thought good enough to be tried in Listed company.

However, Early Morning has clearly not been a straightforward case for Harry Dunlop as following that outing, the son of New Approach was not sighted again until his Kempton win just over four weeks ago.

Racing off a mark of 77, he had more than enough in the tank to repel the late thrust of Voyageofdiscovery by just over two lengths and while he has been hiked 8lb for that win, it is fair to expect some improvement after returning from a long lay-off.

Sir Henry Raeburn is the pick in the 32Red Casino Handicap after hitting the bar on his latest Lingfield outing.

Paul Cole's runner was a winner at Kempton in April but a subsequent outing on turf brought disappointment as he failed to figure at all over an extended mile.

Switched back to Polytrack on his latest outing, Sir Henry Raeburn was a totally different proposition as he chased winner One Life Live It all the way to the line to go down by just half a length over seven furlongs.

He sticks at that trip here and despite a 3lb rise, Sir Henry Raeburn should be in the frame.

Justice Belle can arrest her bout of seconditis in Lingfield's C W Energy Maiden Auction Stakes.

Her second behind Lingfield Derby Trial runner up Magic Dancer last term reads quite nicely now, while she was easily accounted for by a progressive Godolphin filly on her most recent outing in handicap company. This daughter of Montjeu is clearly finding it tough going in handicaps but Ed Walker's decision to switch back to maiden level for this average-looking event can pay dividends.

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