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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Ingleby looks to have winning Spirit

MUSSELBRUGH'S rescheduled Cheltenham Trials card offers up some good action with Ingleby Spirit the choice in the John Smith's Scottish County Hurdle.

Twice a winner over course and distance, he has destroyed novice company on his last two starts and looks to be on a workable mark for this handicap bow.

Creekside made a good start to his hurdling career with victory at Carlisle and he can add to that success in the John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle.

Santefisio is an eyecatching runner as he drops back to six furlongs in the Play Da Vinci Diamonds At bluesq.com/games Handicap at Lingfield.

Keith Dalgleish's charge has not run over a sprint trip since his three-year-old days but the Carluke handler evidently thinks it is worth a try after his recent second at Kempton.

Lining up over seven furlongs just over a week ago, he did not enjoy an ideal run and while he had his chance, he was not quite good enough.

Santefisio does like to finish with a rattle though, and a strong pace would probably suit as he takes a dip in distance.

Tornado Force was just edged out in a photo last time but he can make amends in the Blue Square Bet Handicap. Winner of three of his nine starts now, Tornado Force has steadily crept up the ratings and now sits on a perch of 85, some 17lb better than his initial mark.

He was perhaps feeling the effects of a quick return when turned over at Wolverhampton and should feel the benefit of a short break here.

Illustrious Forest looked good value for his winning distance at Wolverhampton earlier this week and he can go in again back at Dunstall Park. Making a rapid reappearance in the Bet At Blue Square Handicap, Illustrious Forest was a three-quarter-length scorer over this course and distance on Monday.

Trainer John Mackie turns him out again under a 6lb penalty here but he might be well-in even with the extra burden.

Hawawi chased home useful prospect Queen Of Denmark last time out but his time looks to have arrived in the williamhill.com Handicap at Kempton.

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