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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Odeon clearly has the ability to win a nice prize and if Graham Lee can finally master his headstrong tendencies, he would have a solid chance in the Londonmetric Noel Murless Stakes at Ascot.

Odeon clearly has the ability to win a nice prize and if Graham Lee can finally master his headstrong tendencies, he would have a solid chance in the Londonmetric Noel Murless Stakes at Ascot.

James Given's charge certainly boasts a stayer's pedigree, as a full brother to Leger second Kite Wood, but his progress appears to have been dramatically arrested by the fact he gets very wound up before a race and refuses to settle whilst running.

Given has put plenty of work into trying to get the colt to settle so hopefully his efforts can pay off here and Odeon can channel his efforts in a thoroughly productive manner.

He has a bit to find with Marzocco and Big Orange on the official ratings but he had the first-named behind him at York and can confirm the form here.

Chinese Jade suffered defeat at Musselburgh last time but can regain the winning thread in the Redcentric EBF Stallions Classified Stakes.

He won twice as a juvenile last term and has scored once in four starts after a belated return in July this term.

Chinese Jade made a favourable impression when hanging on by a short head at Carlisle and only narrowly failed to defy a penalty when turned out again quickly at Musselburgh.

He has a further rise to deal with here but Sir Mark Prescott clearly thinks he deserves a chance.

Mr Win has triumphed on two of his last three starts and can live up to his name again in the Faithdean Handicap.

He dealt with a 6lb hike when scoring at Newmarket last month and does not look to be finished just yet.

Rembrandt Van Rijn has hit the bar on his last couple of outings but his moment can finally come in the Stay At The Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Maiden Stakes at Dunstall Park. Sent off favourite on his last two starts, David Lanigan's charge was just held over 10 furlongs at Lingfield in August before going down by just over three lengths when stepped up to a mile and a half next time.

He is clearly just an average runner but this event should be well within his compass.

Fruity O'Rooney has held his own at the likes of the Cheltenham Festival in the past and while he is probably on the slide a bit now, the popular veteran is still a leading contender in the Fuller's London Pride Handicap Chase at Fontwell.

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