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Sunday 17 December 2017

India's Song to hit a high note

Milly Naseb has struck up quite a rapport with India's Song and the duo can make it three wins on the bounce with victory in the Coral App Download From The App Store Handicap at Lingfield.

Naseb, who claims 7lb, has had only a handful of rides to date but India's Song seems to put her best foot forward for her, as she showed when winning at Kempton in December and Chelmsford last week.

While India's Song won just an ordinary apprentice event at Kempton, she was returning from a lengthy lay off and appeared to oblige with a fair bit in hand - an impression she confirmed when winning a more competitive contest at Chelmsford.

Running off a 4lb higher mark, Naseb showed good judgement in timing her run and India's Song responded in style, winning by half a length when eased before the before the line.

There will be an extra 6lb on her back this time but India's Song looks capable of rising to the challenge once more.

Draco's Code has been a beaten favourite on each of his three starts to date but his time should surely come in the 32RedBingo.com Maiden Stakes.

A close relative of Derby winner Sir Percy, he did not make his racecourse bow until last November when he had to settle for second in a Lingfield bumper after making notable late headway.

He looked a likely winner next time out back at the same track, taking up the lead with two furlongs to run only to get caught in the dying strides and be beaten a length and a half.

Switched to maiden company next time, he was headed on the line by Astral Weeks and eventually beaten a nose.

He clearly has ability and Draco's Code can start to use some of that talent now.

Powerful Wind stands out in the 32Red On The App Store Handicap at Kempton.

The Ron Harris-trained six-year-old ran a race full of credit at Wolverhampton last week on his first run since September, attempting to make all as usual but swamped late on by good winner Pour La Victoire.

A mark of 75 remains 2lb below his last winning one.

Atlantic Affair was caught out by a lack of pace when last seen but is worth another shot in the 32Red.com Handicap.

One win in 14 starts is hardly setting the world alight but she has dropped back down the weights a bit now and having looked as though she lacks a little pace, the step up to 10 furlongs could be a help.

Dont Do Mondays can be followed in the All Free Bets At thebookiesoffers.co.uk Handicap Chase at Chepstow. Fairly lightly raced for an eight-year-old, it is reasonable to expect him to be thereabouts again with soft ground to suit.

CHEPSTOW: 2.20 Jalingo, 2.5 Ballagh, 3.30 Ascendant, 4.05 Jackies Solitaire, 4.35 Nordic Nymph, 5.05 Dont Do Mondays.

DOWN ROYAL: 1.35 Davy From Milan, 2.05 Mr Cosmopolitan, 2.35 Kilmurry Kid, 3.10 Ballycahane, 3.40 Glenquest, 4.15 Walk To Freedom, 4.45 Cape City Boy.

KEMPTON: 5.15 Third Strike, 5.45 Powerful Wind, 6.15 Atlantic Affair, 6.45 Childesplay, 7.15 Rock Charm, 7.45 Henry Grace, 8.15 Ifittakesforever, 8.45 Sakhee's Rose.

LINGFIELD: 1.55 Secrets Safe, 2.30 Callac, 3.05 Feb Thirtyfirst, 3.40 Draco's Code, 4.15 INDIA'S SONG (NAP), 4.45 Stormbound.

MUSSELBURGH: 1.40 Present Lodger, 2.10 Gingili, 2.45 Classinaglass, 3.20 Honourable Gent, 3.55 Streets Of Newyork, 4.25 Walden, 4.55 Joe Farrell.

DOUBLE: India's Song and Powerful Wind.

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