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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Cumani's flying filly looks one to 'Kashe in on

DULKASHE is a confident pick to preserve her unbeaten start to the season at Salisbury.

The in-form Luca Cumani has entered the three-year-old filly for the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Margadale Fillies' Handicap, which looks an ideal staging post towards loftier targets.

After all, Dulkashe arguably won with more in hand than a neck over a mile and a quarter at Nottingham last month - a success that takes on added credence given she completely fluffed her lines at the start.

The handicapper has reacted by raising her 5lb to a mark of 82, but that seems highly unlikely to stifle further progress here.

Having had just four runs to date, it would be a bit of a turn-up if she could not improve further this summer.

Red Adair might not be the pick of Richard Hannon's juveniles at this stage, but that should not put anyone off in division two of the Dougland Maiden Auction Stakes.

On the evidence of his debut third at Folkestone in May, Red Adair showed plenty of dash, serving clear notice he would come on enormously for the run. This six-furlong affair looks vastly inferior, at least on paper.

Brighton shrewdie Magical Speedfit must have an excellent chance of regaining the winning touch back on his old stomping ground.

The George Margarson-trained seven-year-old has won five times at the complex seaside track, and appears nicely weighted for the Heineken Handicap.

Magical Speedfit has been off the boil since his head defeat of Volito last May, but is now 4lb lower for this assignment.

Cyrus Sod, meanwhile, deserves a little bit of attention for the ATR Royal Ascot Microsite Now Live Handicap on the Lingfield turf. The three-year-old son of Nayef has shown potential on all four career starts and is a particularly useful animal when there is cut in the ground.

To that end, trainer Ed Dunlop will have high hopes of a big show in Surrey.

Irish Symphony can strike a winning chord at Southwell's evening meeting over jumps in the Mirror Punters Club Mares' Maiden Hurdle.

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