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Thursday 14 December 2017

Princess can follow up with another success at Southwell

Australia (C) and Joseph O'Brien can confirm their Epsom derby superiority over Kingston Hill at the Curragh
Australia (C) and Joseph O'Brien can confirm their Epsom derby superiority over Kingston Hill at the Curragh

Barbs Princess showed she can handle the Southwell Fibresand with an easy victory last month and can follow up in the Unibet Offer Daily Jockey/Trainer Specials Handicap back at the Nottinghamshire venue tomorrow.

Charlie Hills' runner has been thoroughly consistent on the all weather of late, placing three times last winter before really beginning to step up on that previous form this term.

The five-year-old was tried on turf a couple of times last summer but after running down the field at Nottingham in June, Barbs Princess was given a nice break and returned fresh for action at Wolverhampton last month. Pitched into a competitive event, she hung on by a head at the line after perhaps being in front a touch longer than ideal over six furlongs.

Turned out again at Southwell 12 days later, Barbs Princess shrugged off a 3lb rise to run out a five-length winner, triumphing with the minimum of fuss. She is saddled with a 6lb penalty for that success here but given the ease of her victory, she could well be hiked a little more when reassessed so Hills is clearly keen to capitalise on these terms.

Yeah Cool showed much improved form on his first all-weather try and can confirm that promise in the Daily Enhanced "Magic Multiples" At Unibet Maiden Stakes. Well beaten at Nottingham on his only juvenile start last July, Yeah Cool was given plenty of time to find his feet and had a gelding operation before returning to action at Wolverhampton. Sent off a 40-1 shot that day, he had clearly made stealthy progress for Peter Chapple-Hyam.

 

Tomorrow selections

KEMPTON: 2.10 Zaeem, 2.45 Vale Of Iron, 3.15 Novel Dancer, 3.50 Courier, 4.25 Rialto Magic, 4.50 Invigilator.

 

MARKET RASEN: 1.45 Scrafton, 2.15 Monbeg Dolly, 2.50 Definitly Red, 3.20 Warriors Tale, 3.55 Rhapando, 4.30 Aerial.

SEDGEFIELD: 1.30 Argent Knight, 2.05 Gilzean, 2.40 Discoverie, 3.10 Cape Arrow, 3.45 Snuker, 4.20 Deny.

SOUTHWELL: 1.55 Amazing Blue Sky, 2.30 Here For Good, 3.00 Yeah Cool, 3.35 BARBS PRINCESS (NAP), 4.05 Red Unico, 4.40 Robin Hill.

DOUBLE: Barbs Princess and Yeah Cool.

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