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Fast-start in offing for multiple ladies’ Flat champion Serena Brotherton
Top North Yorkshire amateur rider Serena Brotherton can make a flying start to the season at Doncaster tomorrow night by winning the first ladies’ event of the campaign.
A multiple winner of the ladies’ Flat championship, Brotherton, who works by day as a solicitor in Helmsley, teams up with Ted’s Brother in the AJA Lady Riders’ Handicap and is napped to enjoy a successful association with Richard Guest’s talented gelding.
A four-time winner, Ted’s Brother still has more to offer. He ran as though he may have needed the outing on his seasonal re-appearance at Leicester a couple of weeks ago, finishing eighth to Global Village, who has since gone on to finish third in the Newbury Spring Cup.
Ted’s Brother has less on his plate tomorrow and, although No Poppy, a good second at Catterick recently for Tim Easterby, offers a threat, Brotherton’s mount is taken to come out on top.
The £13,000 China Rose Of Bawtry Handicap is the target for Nemushka, who won two of her three starts last season for Richard Fahey.
A good second at Newmarket on her final outing, Nemushka looks the type to progress again as a three-year-old. She is up against some potentially smart rivals, but with Paul Hanagan booked for the mount, the Malton filly should go well.
Danadana is an interesting looking runner in the robinsonsofbawtry.com Handicap.
Trained by Luca Cumani and the mount of Kieren Fallon, Danadana has raced only three times. A winner on his debut at Newcastle, he finished second at Newmarket next time and was far from disgraced when fifth in a red-hot handicap at Royal Ascot, won by Brown Panther.
He did not run again last season after June, but he remains a potentially useful performer.
Mark Johnston’s Smart Step makes appeal in the Ziniz of Bawtry Fillies’ Handicap.
The four-year-old made a winning re-apperarance at Beverley last week and looks open to further progress.
Success for Smart Step tomorrow would be a good pointer to the chances of Maven in the Innovation And Coco Ice Of Bawtry Fillies’ Handicap.
Trained by Tim Easterby, who saddled a double at Catterick on Wednesday, Maven finished a neck second to Smart Step at Beverley last week. She looks in good heart and her recent outing should have helped to bring her to concert pitch.
At Haydock’s evening meeting, Middleham trainer Elaine Burke looks set to enjoy a profitable trip across the Pennines.
Media Hype, a recent Pontefract scorer, can follow up for Burke in the opening Concourse Pharmacy 25th Anniversary Handicap, while Magic Destiny, in the frame in all three of her juvenile starts, has a good opportunity to start her second season on a winning note in the Mayor’s Appeal For Dementia In St Helen’s Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
David Barron saddles Mitchum in the Madness In Concert on 6th July Handicap and the Thirsk trainer may be on the mark.
A winning juvenile last season, Mitchum always looked the type to do even better as a three-year-old. He shaped well on his comeback at Pontefract a couple of weeks ago to finish fifth to the speedy Es Que Love and that should have helped to put an edge on him. He should go well.
Norton jockey Freddie Tylicki has enjoyed considerable success lately and Tilsworth Glenboy can be another winner for him in the Haydock Park Rails And Ring Bookmakers before he heads back to his native Germany to ride in Cologne on Sunday.
5.05 Ted’s Brother (NAP), 5.35 Barracuda Boy, 6.05 Smart Step, 6.40 Nemushka, 7.10 Danadana, 7.40 Falkland, 8.10 Maven.
5.55 Media Hype, 6.25 Mitchum, 6.55 Tilsworth Glenboy, 7.25 Magic Destiny, 7.55 Enery, 8.25 Gabrial The Hero.
Tomorrow’s other meetings
Ripon (inspection 11.30am today), Market Rasen and Sandown. The meeting at Leicester was abandoned.
Chepstow, Doncaster, Perth, Plumpton and Sandown.