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Wednesday 13 December 2017

George's Stellar Notion can star at Leicester

TOM GEORGE thinks a fair bit of STELLAR NOTION so it will be disappointing if he fails to collect in the Lubenham Novices' Limited Handicap Chase at Leicester.

It is interesting George sends him in against handicappers for his first outing over fences, rather than put him in against novices.

Because of that, the Slad handler must feel a mark of 120 seriously underestimates him and these races tend not to be as strong as novice chases.

Soft ground will not bother him and he rates as nap material.

It is fair to say NORTHSIDE PRINCE faced a stiff task at Sedgefield on November 11 and, with that in mind, he may be able to open his account over timber in the Join Us On Sunday 14th December Novices' Hurdle at Carlisle

Having his first start over hurdles since December 2011, he beat everything bar Gordon Elliott's Balbriggan, who last weekend made every yard of the running in the Troytown Handicap Chase.

Jimmy Moffatt's MORNING ROYALTY made a very pleasing introduction to his new fencing career and faces nothing of the calibre of horse that beat him last time out in the NRC Saturday Naps Challenge Novices' Chase.

A decent hurdler, where he was not disgraced in Grade Two company at Haydock last winter, he showed enough over course and distance in late October to suggest there is definitely a future for him over fences.

FILL THE POWER should show the benefit of a recent outing in the Carlisle Racecourse Annual Members Handicap Chase.

weekend's selections

TODAY

BANGOR: 12.30 The Last Samuri, 1.00 Cody Wyoming, 1.30 Castle Conflict, 2.00 Super Sam, 2.35 Serienschock, 3.10 Wilcos Mo Chara, 3.45 The Way It Works.

FAIRYHOUSE: 11.55 Busty Brown, 12.25 Byerley Babe, 12.55 No Dice, 1.25 Fine Article, 1.55 Couleur France, 2.30 Stocktons Wing, 3.05 Catimini 3.40 Royal Caviar.

NEWBURY: 12.20 A Doll In Milan, 12.50 Jumps Road, 1.20 Bertie Boru, 1.50 Silsol, 2.25 More Of That, 3.00 MANY CLOUDS (NAP), 3.35 Next Sensation.

NEWCASTLE: 12.05 Ballyben, 12.35 Arc Warrior, 1.05 Chidswell, 1.35 Romany Ryme, 2.05 Arctic Fire, 2.40 Lie Forrit, 3.15 Sir Vinski.

TOWCESTER: 12.15 Jennys Surprise, 12.45 Wicklewood, 1.15 Phoenix Returns, 1.45 Flementime, 2.15 Monbeg Theatre, 2.50 Nash Point, 3.25 Dalaman.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.45 Sacred Bond, 6.15 Ty Gwr, 6.45 Copper Cavalier, 7.15 Waaleef, 7.45 Vivat Rex, 8.15 Heska, 8.45 Rock Charm, 9.15 San Quentin.

DOUBLE: Many Clouds and More Of That.

tomorrow

CARLISLE: 12.20 Edmund, 12.50 Northside Prince, 1.20 Golans Choice, 1.55 Morning Royalty, 2.25 Spanish Fleet, 3.00 Fill The Power, 3.30 Oxalido.

FAIRYHOUSE: 12.30 Tarabiyn, 1.00 Allez Colombieres, 1.30 Annie Power, 2.05 Apache Stronghold, 2.35 Painted Lady, 3.10 Ipsos Du Berlais, 3.40 Art Of Security.

LEICESTER: 12.40 STELLAR NOTION (NAP), 1.10 Spin Cast, 1.45 Master Rajeem, 2.15 Rock On Rocky, 2.50 Rock Of Fife, 3.20 Private Malone.

DOUBLE: Stellar Notion and Northside Prince.

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