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Jump jockey Andrew Tinkler on level with Four Nations at Goodwood
Malton-born jump jockey Andrew Tinkler can enjoy a new experience tomorrow by riding his first winner on the Flat at Goodwood.
Tinkler, who is attached to Nicky Henderson’s all-powerful Lambourn yard, and who recently returned to action after spending the summer on the sidelines, teams up with Four Nations in the Alderbrook Handicap, a two-mile race on the level, confined to National Hunt jockeys.
Four Nations has had just one outing this term, a recent second-placed effort at Haydock, which was a fine effort after such a lengthy absence.
If that outing has brought him on, Four Nations should go well in Goodwood’s opening contest.
The nap vote is awarded to While You Wait in the JRL Group Gentleman Amateur Handicap.
The four-year-old has finished runner-up in his last two races at Lingfield and Windsor and is plainly a horse in good heart.
Shrewd trainer Gary Moore has booked top Irish amateur Patrick Mullins to take the ride, which is a hint worth heeding.
John Gosden may hold the key to the Irish Stallion Farms Nursery Handicap, courtesy of Never To Be.
The juvenile stepped up on his unplaced debut when winning narrowly at Lingfield last time. He could be open to further improvement and, racing off a handy mark of 74, he deserves the utmost respect.
Twelve months ago, Gosden and William Buick won the Irish Stallion Farms Maiden Stakes with Nichols Canyon. This time the pair are represented by Danjeu, an unraced son of Montjeu and a horse with a decent pedigree. He should not be underestimated.
Penny Drops, another newcomer, is worthy of interest in the Greene King Maiden Auction Stakes.
Trained by William Haggas, who has significantly booked Ryan Moore for the ride, Penny Drops is a speedily-bred daughter of Invincible Spirit. She may not have to be above average to win this ordinary-looking contest.
Moore can have another winner on Naaz in the GWA Cars And Finance Handicap.
The Ed Dunlop-trained three-year-old was a winner at Sandown two starts ago and has since finished a good second at Newbury.
In the Student Raceday Handicap, Joe Packet should go well for Lambourn trainer Jonathan Portman.
The six-year-old has not found winning easy this season, but he ran an excellent race at Haydock a fortnight ago and finished second to Dungannon. A reproduction of that performance would put him in here with leading claims.
At Ffos Las, Tara Muck can get punters off to a good start in the IWEC Electrical Mares’ Maiden Hurdle.
The six-year-old, who is particularly well related, made a winning start to her career when landing a bumper at Southwell six weeks ago. She looks the type to develop into a decent hurdler.
In the £10,000 Burns Pet Nutrition Novices Limited Handicap Chase, Sivola de Sivolais is fancied to defy top weight.
Solstice Sun makes particular appeal in the 32Red.com National Hunt Flat Race, having shown a good level of ability when placed in two bumpers last season.
1.50 Romantic Settings, 2.20 Excellent Result, 2.55 Rufford, 3.30 Baccarat, 4.10 Premium Pressure (NAP), 4.40 Dr Irv, 5.10 Flow.
Tomorrow’s other meetings: Chepstow, Hexham, Newmarket and Wolverhampton.
2.00 Four Nations, 2.30 Penny Drops, 3.05 Danjeu, 3.40 While You Wait (NAP), 4.15 Never To Be, 4.45 Joe Packet, 5.15 Empress Adelaide, 5.45 Naaz.
Ffos Las tomorrow
2.15 Tara Muck, 2.45 Material Boy, 3.20 Prince Pippin, 3.55 Sivola de Sivola, 4.30 Bombadero, 5.00 Catch The Fire, 5.30 Solstice Sun.
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