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Friday 17 August 2018

Jamie looks soo good for Offers

Jamie Spencer looks a really good booking for Soopacal in the Top Football Offers Today At williamhill.com Handicap at Kempton.

Lightly raced for a six-year-old having presumably had problems, the Captain Rio gelding ran a cracker on his return from an absence of some 20 months at Southwell in December.

He failed by a short head to reel in Colorus, giving the winner 6lb which made him the best horse in the race on the figures.

That was his first start for Michael Hetherington, who if he can keep him right has a well handicapped horse at the moment, one capable of winning a race like this.

It will be interesting to see if the market speaks in his favour in what is actually a decent little contest.

But Beautiful is the one open to most improvement in the Racing At skysports.com Fillies' Handicap.

Not cheap at 320,000 guineas, the Robert Mills-trained daughter of Pivotal recouped a small bit of her price tag with a taking success here last month.

That was a run which also offered much for the future as the penny did not drop instantly and she had a fair bit to do as the business end approached.

With that in mind, the step up to seven furlongs is only going to be a help on this handicap bow.

Pittodrie Star is one to follow at Lingfield as he takes another hike in distance for the Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club Handicap.

The two-mile contest looks a perfect opportunity for the Andrew Balding-trained four-year-old as although he is by crack sprinter Choisir, he does seem to have plenty of stamina.

That was in evidence on his last start as he was staying on well enough when second over a mile and a half.

Remaining on the same mark of 75, he has Coda Agency to beat but may have more to give yet at this trip.

Following sprinters in form is never a bad idea, particularly on the all-weather, so Estonia merits respect in the Forest Row Handicap.

Michael Squance's filly was denied a hat-trick here last week but met a real improver at this level in You'relikemefrank, and in any case ran right to the line and was only beaten half a length.

She has actually been dropped a 1lb for that and there is no reason to suspect she will not be firmly in the shake-up once more.

Local Hero could be a really nice prospect for Steve Gollings and can make it two wins from as many starts over timber in the Atteys Solicitors Juvenile Hurdle at Doncaster.

Flinty Bay can provide the crestfallen Nicky Richards with some solace in the Capricorn Novices' Hurdle at Kelso.

These are dark days for the affable Greystoke handler, who must now acclimatise to a possible life without Monet's Garden.

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