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Middleham prospect Lady Poppy to suit Malton jockey Samantha Bell
Samantha Bell, who enjoyed a milestone success at Newbury on Saturday when recording the 20th win of her career – reducing her apprentice allowance to 5lb – can continue her winning run at Redcar this afternoon.
The Malton claimer, whose latest success came on Hi There, teams up with nap selection Lady Poppy in division two of the Racing Replay All Today’s Racing Sky 432 Apprentice Handicap.
Trained at Middleham by George Moore, Lady Poppy finished a close-up fifth at Musselburgh last time out and had previously finished a good second on this course.
The step up from five furlongs to six today will not inconvenience Lady Poppy, who has a fighting chance under the in-form Bell, who has ridden ten winners this season.
Newmarket trainer Eugene Stanford placed Lady Of Yue to win at Pontefract earlier this month and the three-year-old is fancied to follow up in the Market Cross Jewellers Handicap.
Lady Of Yue won in decisive fashion last time and has been raised 7lb as a result. But she is fancied to defy her extra burden in the hands of Norton jockey Tom Eaves.
Silvestre de Sousa has enjoyed a magnificent year and the former North Yorkshire-based jockey can hit the target aboard Desert Skies in the Book Your Christmas Parties @ Redcar Racecourse Maiden Stakes.
The three-year-old, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, finished a respectable third on his debut at Nottingham and although that form is nothing to get carried away with, this is not a race which will take much winning.
The Godolphin colours will also be carried by Personal Opinion, who will be partnered by York jockey Robert Winston in the EBF Double Trigger Maiden Stakes.
Richard Fahey, who saddled three winners on Saturday, may be able to replicate the feat at Leicester this afternoon.
The Musley Bank trainer can score with Angel Flores, who made a promising debut to finish runner-up on her debut three weeks ago.
That performance came on an all-weather course and Angel Flores needs to prove her ability to cope with turf this time, but, provided she does, a bold bid is anticipated in the 2013 Ground Staff Award Winners Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
Upholland represents Fahey in the Irish Stallion Farms Maiden Stakes and should also go well under Paul Hanagan.
The two-year-old has taken time to get his act together, but he has shown definate signs of ability, including at Newcastle last time. It would be no surprise to see him step up on that effort here.
Ortac Rock, who runs in the Gumley Claiming Stakes, can complete a treble for Fahey and Hanagan. He is overdue a winning turn.
12.40 An Chulainn, 1.10 Lady Montenegro, 1.40 Personal Opinion, 2.10 Seattle Drive, 2.40 Lady Of Yue, 3.10 Desert Skies, 3.40 Mission Impossible, 4.10 Lady Poppy (NAP).
1.30 Mornin Mr Norris, 2.00 Angel Flores, 2.30 Myboyalfie, 3.00 Upholland, 3.30 Battalion, 4.00 Ortac Rock, 4.30 Capitol Gain.
Today’s other meeting: Bangor.
Tomorrow’s meetings: Catterick, Ffos Las, Wolverhampton and Yarmouth.
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