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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Champion jockey Paul Hanagan, this year’s leading jockey Ryan Moore, and top female rider and Great Yarmouth favourite Hayley Turner all have outstanding chances of success at the seaside course today in another competitive seven-race card, starting at 2.10pm.
The feature race, the seven-furlong handicap (4.10pm) sees Moore and Turner on the likely market leaders. Moore rides Comrade Bond, a winner at the track at the end of June. Comrade Bond, a gelding, is trained by the course’s most successful trainer of the last five years, Mark Tompkins of Newmarket.
But to win again, Comrade Bond will have to see off Turner on highly fancied Escape To Glory, a winner at Folkestone before finishing sixth of nine at Newmarket last time out.
There are 14 runners declared for the feature and The Confessor, from Henry Candy’s yard is also well fancied. For those looking for bigger odds, previous course winner Frognal, likely to be around 20-1, could do well for Adam Beschizza and trainer Richard Guest.
The following race, at 4.40pm, sees Moore and Turner on fancied horses in the nine-furlong handicap. Moore is on William Haggas’s Darling Grace, third at Yarmouth in June, while Turner partners James Fanshawe’s filly Twin Shadow, sixth in a good race at Newmarket 18 days ago.
Four previous course winners, Cairanne, Carpentras, Exopuntia and Larkrise Star also line up for the 11-runner event.
Hanagan partners likely favourite Tinseltown in the last, over 14 furlongs at 5.10pm. A winner at Catterick, Tinseltown carries a six-pound penalty but may still be good enough to beat Grandad Mac, under Moore for Jane Chaple-Hyam.
Hanagan will have already ridden likely winner Medhyaar in the maiden at 3.10pm for retainer Hamdam Al Maktoum and trainer Haggas. Very impressive on debut, finishing runner-up at Newmarket, Medhyaar will be odds-on to beat Macchiara from Rae Guest’s stable with Kieren Fallon riding newcomer Medici Music for Luca Cumani.
Moore too will have hoped to have been in the winners’ enclosure early on. He rides likely market leader Cappielow Park in the seller (2.40pm). Down in grade, the Willie Jarvis charge should be too good in an uncompetitive field.
Turner’s best bet of the day looks like Grey Seal in the one mile handicap at 3.40pm. She rides again for Fanshawe and despite a seven-pound rise since winning at Wolverhampton, Grey Seal may prove too good for seven rivals, including Hanagan on Hail Promenader, a Newmarket runner-up last time out, and Fallon on Ed Vaughan’s consistent Whitby Jet, third at Folkestone following two seconds.
The opening race (2.10pm) is a five-furlong sprint for maidens with the best form in the line up belonging to Uncomplicated and The Sixties. Pat Cosgrave rides Jim Boyle’s Uncomplicated, who has a third and two seconds in the book while Matthew Davies takes the rides on The Sixties for Mick Channon. The Sixties was third last time out having previously finished midfield in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot.