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Saturday 10 December 2016

Queen Of Skies will not be winning out of turn if she can get her head in front in the toteexacta Handicap at Southwell.

Queen Of Skies will not be winning out of turn if she can get her head in front in the toteexacta Handicap at Southwell.

The six-year-old mare looked fairly limited in her early career for Clive Cox and then Tim Pitt, but has raised her game significantly since joining the talented Michael Appleby a year and a half ago.

Since the start of 2014 the daughter of Shamardal has made 10 appearances and as well as striking gold on a couple of occasions, she has filled the runner-up spot five times. There was a lot to like about her latest effort over an extended nine furlongs at Wolverhampton, however, with the way she came home suggesting she is ready for the step up in distance she encounters on her return to Nottinghamshire.

Queen Of Skies is clearly in good heart in present and should take some stopping in a race that will not take much winning.

Richard Fahey has his string in sensational form on the grass and the all-weather, making Frosty Flyer of obvious interest in the totetrifecta Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

The Andrew Balding-trained Haines can give weight and a beating to his rivals in the concluding totepool Racing's Biggest Supporter Apprentice Handicap. The four-year-old bolted up twice at Kempton in December and although he was not quite as impressive on his return at Chelmsford last month, he got the job done readily enough to complete the hat-trick.

SHE'S DA ONE rates the best bet at Exeter in the Racing UK Profits Returned To Racing Novices' Hurdle. A winner at Taunton and Wincanton on her last two starts, Paul Nicholls' mare is clearly in fine form and it could be dangerous to oppose her.

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