Red Seventy ready to make mark
Red Seventy is still a relative newcomer to the fencing sphere but he can defy his inexperience with victory in the Pride of Coventry Handicap Chase at Stratford tomorrow.
The six-year-old will be having just his fourth start over the larger obstacles having previously notched double-figure appearances both over hurdles and on the level.
Three wins on the Flat and one over hurdles shows Red Seventy knows how to get his head in front and, following two sighters, he duly got off the mark at Fakenham last time.
His three-length defeat of Jonnie Skull may only have come at an average pace in a run-of-the-mill novice event, but Red Seventy showed plenty of ability in shrugging off a mistake to still come home in front.
He has a bit to find on the official figures here but Sarah Humphrey's bold call to step into handicap company can pay dividends.
Oliver's Gold appears to be running himself back into form and the Pride of Birmingham Handicap Hurdle represents an excellent winning opportunity.
The seven-year-old had just a handful of starts last term before embarking on a lengthy break, eventually returning to action on the level at Thirsk last month.
He showed a glimpse of decent form in finishing fifth there while his recent third at Uttoxeter again indicated his time could be coming.
Unfortunately the handicapper saw fit to put him up 2lb for that effort but nevertheless, Mark Walford's charge looks a likely type given his liking for a firmer surface, too.
Thinger Licht can bring up his hat-trick in the Sky To Scoop Perth Silver Cup Handicap Chase at the Scottish venue.
He won a Kempton chase back in May, recovering in style after making a very costly error to eventually outbattle Lord Lir by 12 lengths.
Turning out at Market Rasen last week, Thinger Licht reverted to hurdles and again put his best foot forward as he powered home by three and a half lengths from Bath Wells.
However, he is rated a fair bit lower over hurdles and will have to defy a 15lb rise for his Kempton win, lining up on a mark of 101.
ASCOT: 2.10 B Fifty Two, 2.45 Arod, 3.20 Knight Commander, 3.55 Great Fun, 4.30 Roxy Star, 5.05 Space Age, 5.40 Solo Hunter.
CHESTER: 1.50 Celebration, 2.25 Gabrial The Tiger, 3.00 Kool Kompany, 3.35 Lexi's Hero, 4.10 Mywayalways, 4.45 Save The Bees, 5.20 Caigemdar.
HAMILTON: 6.15 Searanger, 6.45 Alaskan Wing, 7.15 New Lease Of Life, 7.45 Pull The Pin, 8.15 Northside Prince, 8.45 Quadriga.
NEWMARKET: 2.00 Bow And Arrow, 2.35 Taking Libertys, 3.10 Chil The Kite, 3.45 MUTHMIR (NAP), 4.20 Ballydoyle, 4.55 First Selection, 5.30 Maxwell.
SALISBURY: 6.00 Palawan, 6.30 Paint The Star, 7.00 Tuco, 7.30 Ajaadat, 8.00 Sweet Selection, 8.30 Rum Swizzle, 9.00 Suffused.
TIPPERARY: 2.05 Whiskey Zulu, 2.40 Snap Click, 3.15 Knoxville Bullet, 3.50 Independence Day, 4.25 Thousand Stars, 5.00 My Pollyanna, 5.35 Exxaro.
YORK: 1.45 Birdman, 2.20 Famous Kid, 2.55 Take Cover, 3.25 Master Of Finance, 4.00 Stylish Boy, 4.35 Ardlui, 5.10 Shawaahid.
DOUBLE: Muthmir and Chil The Kite.
DUNDALK: 2.35 Black Wolf Run, 3.10 Chatterton, 3.45 Merryn Moo, 4.15 Urbestchance, 4.50 Outspoken, 5.25 Sakhees Jack, 5.55 Walkabout.
PERTH: 2.00 Solway Dandy, 2.30 What A Steel, 3.05 Ballythomas, 3.40 Galizzi, 4.10 Thinger Licht, 4.45 Baraboy, 5.20 Amirr.
SLIGO: 2.25 Silken Thomas, 2.55 Miss Dinamic, 3.30 Long Dog, 4.05 Sea's Aria, 4.40 Gretzky, 5.15 Roving Lad, 5.45 Fugi Mountain.
SOUTHWELL: 2.10 Mac's Grey, 2.40 Call Me Vic, 3.15 Steel Gold, 3.50 Sir Frank Morgan, 4.20 Kings Grey, 4.55 Harvey's Hope, 5.30 Kilcullen Lady.
STRATFORD: 2.20 In On The Act, 2.50 Pistol Basc, 3.25 Oliver's Gold, 4.00 RED SEVENTY (NAP), 4.30 Paddys Runner, 5.05 Zama Zama, 5.40 Cornish Beau.
DOUBLE: Red Seventy and Oliver's Gold.