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Amy Ryan ready to make a winning return to the saddle
Amy Ryan, out of the saddle since taking a crashing fall at York last summer, returns to action at Lingfield today after making a full recovery from a prolonged shoulder injury.
Champion apprentice in 2012, the North Yorkshire rider teams up with her father, Hambleton trainer Kevin Ryan, aboard Capaill Liath in the Download The Ladbrokes App Claiming Stakes.
The six-year-old has had two outings this season, a second at Wolverhampton and a fourth-placed effort on this course, both runs being in similar company.
Amy knows Capaill Liath well having scored on him at Newcastle in May 2012.
She will be hoping he can carry her to another success tomorrow as she makes a welcome return to the fray in advance of the Flat Turf season kicking off at Doncaster next month.
Stand Guard would be a popular winner of the opening Coral App Download From The App Store Selling Stakes.
John Butler’s gelding has won 22 all-weather races and is on the verge of becoming the joint most successful all-weather performer if he can chalk up only one more victory.
He will be a tough nut to crack on a track where he has won in the past.
North Yorkshire trainer David Barron sends Duelling Dragon to Lingfield for his debut outing in the Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Maiden Stakes.
A son of Rock Of Gibraltar, he cost 105,000gns as a yearling.
The level of his ability is, of course, unknown, but Barron would hardly have sent him all the way to Surrey unless he was capable of doing himself justice.
The progressive Basil Berry (3.05) and the hat-trick seeking Waving (4.15) are two others to note.
At Wolverhampton, Brownsville can make a successful reappearance for Middlehaam’s Mark Johnston in the Ladbrokes Maiden Stakes.
The three-year-old showed a fair level of abililty as a juvenile without getting his head in front.
He is unproven on an artificial surface but, if he copes with it, he should take plenty of beating and he is awarded the nap vote.
John Quinn saddles Kashmir Peak in the Coral Mobile Handicap.
The smart hurdler has finished second on his last two outings and is perfectly capable of landing a race such as this with York’s Robert Winston in the saddle.
Dansili Dutch goes for a quick course double in the 32Red Immortal Romance Slot Fillies’ Handicap.
David O’Meara’s five-year-old won here last week and, as that was an apprentices’ race, escapes a penalty and will also have the advantage of Joe Doyle’s 5lb riding allowance.
The slight question mark is the trip as Dansili Dutch steps up to a mile and a half.
Nawton’s O’Meara has double prospects with Helmsley Flyer in the 32Red Burning Desire Slot Handicap.
The four-year-old was a winner on this course a couple of weeks ago and has Sam James’ 3lb claim to help his chances of a follow up.
Saffire Song (5.05), bidding to make it third time lucky after two runner-up efforts, and course and distance winner Joohaina (7.35) are also worthy of consideration.
1.30 Stand Guard, 2.00 Capaill Liath, 2.30 One Last Dream, 3.05 Basil Berry, 3.40 Duelling Dragon, 4.15 Waving, 4.45 Late Night Mark.
5.50 Saffire Song, 5.35 Helmsley Flyer, 6.05 Louis Vee, 6.35 Kashmir Peak, 7.05 Dansili Dutch, 7.35 Joohaina, 8.05 Brownsville (NAP).
Today’s other meeting: Fakenham.
The meeting at Sandown was abandoned.
Tomorrow’s meetings: Ascot, Haydock, Lingfield, Wincanton.