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Friday 25 May 2018

Pretty Jewel ready to sparkle at Salisbury

STRIKE TWO: Pretty Jewel
STRIKE TWO: Pretty Jewel

Pretty Jewel will take some stopping when she bids for a second Salisbury success in the Peter Symonds Catering Fillies' Handicap today.

The five-year-old mare registered her very first career victory when scoring over a mile at this venue last July for trainer Kevin Frost.

She joined Ian Williams during the off-season and made a successful debut for her new trainer on her seasonal reappearance at Doncaster last month, proving herself over the mile and a half she faces today.

There was not much wrong with her third-placed finish at Windsor last week and with three of her five rivals running for the first time this year, Pretty Jewel can make the most of her match fitness to strike again.

Pride Of Angels can defy a 7lb rise in the weights by following up a win at Lingfield two weeks ago in the CPA Scaffolding Salisbury Handicap. Gary Moore's five-year-old justified favouritism for her second career victory after also being sent off the market leader when placed in her two races in between.

She must have every chance of adding to her tally if handling the testing terrain on her return to the grass.

Muscika can make a triumphant return to the scene of his first success when he lines up for the Racing UK HD On Sky 432 Handicap at Thirsk.

The David O'Meara-trained gelding got off the mark in the six-furlong maiden on this card 12 months ago and added to that tally at Ayr in July, as well as running well in defeat on most other occasions.

As Muscika won first time out last term, it is reasonable to assume he can do so again.

Ad Valorem Queen belied her odds of 66-1 when a promising fourth on her debut at Kempton and William Knight's filly would only have to show normal improvement to strike in the 'Irish Day At thirskraces Saturday 19th May Maiden Auction Stakes.

Argus is fancied to defy top-weight in the Phil Rendell's Forty-Twelfth Birthday Handicap at Windsor.

Alex Dunn's charge is a course and distance winner and returns to the track in fine fettle, having claimed his fifth and sixth career wins since the turn of the year.

The son of Rip Van Winkle performed well enough when third at Kempton on his most recent outing to suggest he is capable of winning more races from his current mark.

Dream Magic can register his third course win by taking the Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League Congratulations Handicap at the Dunstall Park track.

Mark Loughnane's four-year-old has also been placed there in his last two starts.

KILBEGGAN: 5.00 Hugo 'N Taz, 5.30 Crezic, 6.00 Babanango, 6.30 Fourina, 7.00 Gangster, 7.30 Bold Sky, 8.00 Stay Humble.

SALISBURY: 2.00 Whataguy, 2.30 Pride Of Angels, 3.05 Nautica, 3.40 PRETTY JEWEL (NAP), 4.15 Master Grey, 4.45 Beyeh, 5.15 Heron.

SOUTHWELL: 5.20 Mimram, 5.50 Dancing On A Dream, 6.20 Battle Lines, 6.50 Red Touch, 7.20 Dream Ally, 7.50 Mercer's Troop, 8.20 Stuccodor.

THIRSK: 1.50 Mecca's Spirit, 2.20 Space War, 2.55 Supreme Power, 3.30 Tamkeen, 4.05 Muscika, 4.35 Ad Valorem Queen, 5.05 Amity Island, 5.35 Four Kingdoms.

WINDSOR: 5.10 Quick Breath, 5.40 Emaraaty Ana, 6.10 Roundabout Magic, 6.40 Imaginative, 7.10 Argus, 7.40 Petitioner, 8.10 Gift Of Raaj.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.10 Dance On The Day, 2.40 Ronnie The Rooster, 3.15 Ortiz, 3.50 Noneedtotellme, 4.25 Laughing Stranger, 4.55 Dream Magic, 5.25 Dyson's Girl.

DOUBLE: Pretty Jewel and Muscika.

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