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Sunday 4 December 2016

Serenade ready to step up to the mark

Winter Serenade can step up on her recent maiden victory and make a winning start to life in handicap company at Leicester.

Marco Botti has wasted no time in switching to this sphere after the daughter of Fastnet Rock ran out a narrow winner over 12 furlongs on the Polytrack at the start of the month.

Previously fifth in an Ascot maiden, Winter Serenade appeared to appreciate the step up to a mile and a half as she fended off Nigel by a head at Kempton.

The reopposing Chapel Choir was back in fifth that day and while she is better off at the weights, Winter Serenade had nearly five lengths in hand and can confirm the form in the Leicester Interactive Fillies' Handicap.

Ingleby Spring can make it seventh-time lucky in the Frank's Final Furlong Fillies' Handicap after a promising return last time out. ff the track for nearly 10 months, she was a bit slowly away before lacking the necessary extra gear to get really involved as the finish.

Ingleby Spring should improve for that outing and it would be dangerous to rule her out.

Youonlyliveonce fell short at Hamilton last time out but should fare better in the Racing UK On Sky 432 Handicap at Beverley.

John Quinn's runner was beaten two and a quarter lengths last week but as that was his first run since April, he may well have just needed the outing. He is clearly no world beater with a mark of just 50, but he will not need to be anything special to win here.

Wardat Dubai has some nice snippets of form in the book and should not be forgotten in the Racing UK Profits All Returned To Racing Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

She was beaten just a length by Queen's Vase hero Aloft on her juvenile debut last term while her third behind Pamona and Entertainment at Newmarket last October also stacks up well.

BALLINROBE: 5.40 Morpurgo, 6.10 Uno Voce, 6.40 Diesel Ten, 7.10 Ballerina Rose, 7.40 Loyalty Card, 8.15 Borussia, 8.45 Theos Well.

BEVERLEY: 2.15 Star Focus, 2.45 Wardat Dubai, 3.15 King Of The Celts, 3.45 Youonlyliveonce, 4.15 Le Deluge, 4.45 Dear Bruin, 5.15 Niceonemyson.

BRIGHTON: 2.00 Brean Splash Susie, 2.30 With Pleasure, 3.00 Ask The Guru, 3.30 Hong Kong Joe, 4.00 Elle Rebelle, 4.30 Fleeting Indian, 5.00 Hipz, 5.30 Comedy House.

LEICESTER: 5.50 Archie Stevens, 6.20 Academy House, 6.50 Ingleby Spring, 7.20 Hickster, 7.50 WINTER SERENADE (NAP), 8.25 Highlife Dancer, 9.00 Snappy Guest.

NEWTON ABBOT: 6.00 Novel Dancer, 6.30 Y A Bon, 7.00 Dell' Arca, 7.30 Zarzal, 8.00 Muckle Roe, 8.35 Hija.

DOUBLE: Winter Serenade and Dell' Arca.

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