Today on Sky Sports Racing: Worcester, Wolverhampton and Ripon feature on Monday | Racing News

Today on Sky Sports Racing: Worcester, Wolverhampton and Ripon feature on Monday | Racing News

The Sky Sports Racing cameras head to Worcester’s jumps meeting and the Flat fixtures at Ripon and Wolverhampton on Monday, with 21 live races across the three tracks.

3.45 Worcester – Lallygag, Mr Freedom and Bethpage clash

Lallygag, Mr Freedom and Bethpage clash in the AK Bets Meet Celebrant Dave On-Course Handicap Hurdle (3.45).

Sheena West saddles Mr Freedom, who was once fifth in the Fred Winter. He won last time out on the Flat but has been less than consistent before this. He needs to return to that Cheltenham Festival performance level to be in with a chance.

Lallygag’s form looked somewhat consistent before he ran out last time at Newton Abbot and, in an attempt to refocus the seven-year-old, Paul Nicholls reaches for the cheekpieces and re-instates champion jockey Harry Cobden for a steady set of hands.

The danger horse here is the four-timer seeking Bethpage. Joe Anderson takes off a valuable 3lb but this appears to be a deeper contest for him.

7.25 Ripon – Last-time-out winners Havana Prince and Makalu feature

In-form duo Havana Prince and Makalu feature in the Bishopton Equine Handicap (7.25).

Front-running Havana Prince is seeking a hat-trick of wins at Ripon following two consecutive course and distance victories. There could be more improvement at a track that clearly suits him.

Ruth Carr’s Makalu managed to defy a poor start last time out to notch a win at Beverley. He is only off 4lb higher and can be competitive.

Garden Oasis is also somewhat of a course specialist with five wins at Ripon to his name, he won off 85 back in 2021 and has a big chance.

8.00 Ripon – High Opinion bids for hat-trick

High Opinion bids for three on the bounce in the Download The At The Races App Handicap (8.00).

Bryan Smart’s five-year-old was always doing enough to win at Catterick last time out and that form has taken a boost as the second has won since. Despite being raised 5lb in the weights, Andrew Breslin on board will try to counteract this by taking off a handy 3lb.

Vadamiah seems to enjoy the trip around Ripon and could enter calculations in the hands of Luke Morris.

Paddy’s Day was only beaten a neck last time out at Newcastle but he did not seem fully comfortable over this course and distance earlier this season. He needs to bring his best here.

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Today on Sky Sports Racing: Well-bred Kikkuli seeks Group One glory | Racing News

Today on Sky Sports Racing: Well-bred Kikkuli seeks Group One glory | Racing News

The Sky Sports Racing cameras are on the continent this weekend, with some top-quality action from Deauville in store on Sunday…

3.07 Deauville – Kikkuli and Devil’s Point seek Group 1 glory

The Harry Charlton-trained Kikkuli returns having finished an agonising second behind Haatem in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot and a similar effort would see him go close as he steps up to Group 1 company for the first time.

David Menuiser has enjoyed plenty of Group 1 placings this season and Devil’s Point bids to follow up his German 2000 Guineas with Benoit de la Sayette replacing Silvestre De Sousa in the plate.

Iberian will hope to bounce back from his heavy 2000 Guineas defeat, while French 1000 Guineas runner-up Kathmandu remains lightly raced and should be considered for the Brian Meehan and Sean Levey combination.

4.15 Deauville – Spycatcher bids for repeat success

Karl Burke’s Spycatcher produced a sparkling display to comfortably claim this contest last season and he seeks a repeat success having finished fifth in this grade at Newcastle last weekend.

Richard Hannon’s Shouldvebeenaring has performed with credit despite meeting with defeat on his five starts this season and this tough four-year-old is sure to be in the mix under Sean Levey.

Last year’s second Batwan is worth a mention after his solid runner-up effort at Chantilly last month.

3.40 Deauville – UK raiders Miaharris and Fair Angellica contest Listed prize

Owen Burrows saddles Miaharris who showed improved form when finishing a narrow third in the Group 3 Prix Texanita at Chantilly and she is fancied to progress again with the step up in distance likely to suit.

Richard Hughes’ Fair Angellica has an excellent strike rate winning four of her six starts, but she will need to improve on her recent Sandringham defeat as she steps up in class under Ryan Moore.

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Coral-Eclipse: City Of Troy delivers workmanlike win for Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien at Sandown | Racing News

Coral-Eclipse: City Of Troy delivers workmanlike win for Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien at Sandown | Racing News

City Of Troy produced a hard-fought victory in the Coral-Eclipse, which didn’t replicate the impressive nature in which he won the Derby as he lugged across the course.

The Derby winner City Of Troy, who bounced back at Epsom having failed to land a blow in the 2000 Guineas, was the 1-4 favourite under Ryan Moore.

For trainer Aidan O’Brien he stalked along in the slipstream of stablemate Hans Andersen, but when asked to quicken he did not produce the turn of foot perhaps expected.

He still took up the lead, however, and was able to hold off a late challenge from 11-1 shot Al Riffa to triumph by a length.

It proved a nervy watch for the master of Ballydoyle, who revealed after the race that the testing ground in Esher gave connections plenty of anxiety.

“We were very worried about the ground, we walked it before and it was very soft and tough deep ground, softer than it was in the Dewhurst,” he said.

“He was pitched into unknown territory today and I remember before the Dewhurst we were very worried and took the chance but to walk it today, it was deeper, way deeper.

“It is always tough to watch because the difference between winning and not winning can be massive and I’m delighted for everyone.

“In all fairness to the lads, 15 years ago they would have taken him out, they wouldn’t have run him, but we’re so lucky they enjoy their racing so much now that they wanted to be here and they wanted to run him.

“To walk it I was very afraid, but the lads made the right decision – it was a long discussion.”

O’Brien felt the victory came in spite of the going, which would not be the obvious surface for a horse with an American dirt champion for a sire.

Ryan Moore partners the Derby and Eclipse winner

The trainer said: “He’s a beautiful good ground horse, a real fast ground mover and he has won despite the ground. It would have been easy to take him out but the lads all came and they wanted to run him. It was tough because that is specialist ground and it didn’t go to plan because of the whole thing.

“He won quite well in the end. Dylan (Browne McMonagle, on Al Riffa) said coming in that he had him and then he went again. He said he thought he had him, but he was always maintaining.”

City Of Troy was unchanged in the market for the Juddmonte International and the Breeders’ Cup Classic with bookmakers Paddy Power and Betfair, whereas William Hill eased him from 6-4 to 2-1 for the former race and from 6-1 to 8-1 for the latter.

On future plans, O’Brien said: “I don’t know what the lads will do but I would imagine they will have a look at either the Juddmonte International Stakes (at York) or the Irish Champion Stakes.

“After that we will maybe look at America. Everything about him is good ground or better. I would imagine he could finish off in America in the Classic. That is what he is bred to be, his dad was a dirt horse.”

Moore admitted he had expected the win to be more convincing and pointed to the going to echo O’Brien’s assessment of the race.

He said: “I suppose in reality everyone was expecting him to win and probably be more impressive, and so was I. But the ground was an inconvenience for him.

“I was happy enough with where I was but halfway round the bend the ground was a little bit loose and he just lost his action for a stride.

“Ghostwriter took a length out of me and I wasn’t going as comfortably as I should have been, it just took me a while to organise him.

“I got to the two furlong marker and I had to go and I thought he did well because I wasn’t really happy up until then. He found plenty and it never really felt like he was going to get beat.

“I still think we are learning about him and I thought the ground was an inconvenience so I’m happy he has won but I do think there is more there. I thought he would probably beat them by 10 lengths today and I wouldn’t be surprised if he does it next time.

“These conditions are not what he wants, he has an extravagant action and slow ground into a headwind is not easy. I think he will be better in a higher-tempo race.”

On the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Moore added: “I’ve never ridden a Breeders’ Cup Classic horse so I don’t know what that takes. I think this horse has the engine and the ability but we have to work out if he has the right action for it.”

Makorova went one better than last year
Makorova went one better than last year

Makarova serves up Coral Charge success

Makarova pounced late to go one better than 12 months ago and land a deserved victory in the Coral Charge at Sandown.

Ed Walker’s five-year-old has been a consistent performer in all of the major sprinting events but was registering her first success at Group level in the hands of Hector Crouch.

It looked destined to be the progressive Desperate Hero who would land the spoils when he went for home with just over a furlong to run, but he was reeled in by both Makarova and Andrew Balding’s Purosangue late in the day, with the former keeping on best to register a three-quarter length success at 9-2.

Makarova was cut to 10-1 from 16s by Paddy Power for the King George Stakes after the race and Walker confirmed that the Goodwood sprint assignment would be on the radar.

He said: “This year she has been super consistent and she started off rated 67 or something. She was so laid back and never looked like a sprinter in the early days. She just kind of woke up and learned to sprint. She’s a legend.

“I wasn’t confident at all she would get there today and not once did I get excited watching it. But you knew she would come good and the only time she hasn’t come good is at Ascot with the blinkers on.

“In the blinkers she sat right on the tail of Big Evs at Ascot and paid the price at the end, it is the first time she has failed to finish off her race over five furlongs.

“I think they had the desired effect of sharpening her up a bit and today back in the cheekpieces she was back to her old self, just racing behind the bridle a bit and finishing strong.

“We’ve chanced our arm a lot and unfortunately she is only a Listed winner, so it is important we have now made her a Group Three winner and we will try and make her a Group Two winner if we can.

“She will probably go to the King George and maybe then another crack at the Nunthorpe or the race at the Curragh (Flying Five Stakes). After that there is the Prix de l’Abbaye and races like that.

“This will be her last season racing, especially now she is a Group Three winner. We’ll try pick up some more black type this season and then she will go home.”

Cicero's Gift landed more Saturday success for Billy Loughnane
Cicero’s Gift landed more Saturday success for Billy Loughnane

Cicero’s Gift completes Coral Challenge comeback

Cicero’s Gift provided a reminder of his quality when making a winning return in the Coral Challenge at Sandown.

Charlie Hills’ four-year-old was last seen suffering plenty of interference when finishing down the field in the 2023 St James’s Palace Stakes and was sent off 11-2 back down in handicap company after 382 days off the track.

Nursed into the race by young weighing room star Billy Loughnane, the class of the colt came to the fore in the closing stages as he secured a half-length verdict over Karl Burke’s Holloway Boy.

Cicero’s Gift’s trainer was eyeing taking his charge to a conditions race at Goodwood next but now sights may have to be raised, with an ambitious tilt at the Sussex Stakes a possibility.

“He’s a very special horse and on his second start he beat Docklands giving him 9lbs, he has tremendous ability,” said Hills.

“It wasn’t really my plan to come here and there was a perfect race for him at Glorious Goodwood over one-mile-one, a conditions race for horses who have never won a Group or Listed race. My dad (former trainer Barry) rang me up and said it might be very hard to win that race first time, so why not give him a spin at Sandown?

“The fact he has gone and won is full testament to this horse. He’s not fully wound up and to win a race like this off top-weight is a tremendous achievement.”

He went on: “We’ve some money in the pot now so we might have to supplement him for something. The main thing is to keep him on something with a bit of cut in the ground. If the ground came up soft we could supplement him in the Sussex.

“I just can’t believe he has been able to win today with the work he has done, it astonishes me really.”

Today on Sky Sports Racing: Kylian seeking Doncaster success with Newton Abbot also featuring on Friday | Racing News

Today on Sky Sports Racing: Kylian seeking Doncaster success with Newton Abbot also featuring on Friday | Racing News

The Sky Sports Racing cameras head to Doncaster and Newton Abbot on Friday afternoon, with 14 live races in store on the Flat and over jumps.

3.50 Doncaster – Kylian drops into handicap company

Kylian is having his first run in a handicap in the Betting Sites Handicap and should go close if running to the same form of his six-length win in the Dragon Stakes at Sandown a year ago.

His five subsequent starts – his last two for Archie Watson after switching from Karl Burke’s yard – in Listed and Group company have proved fruitless, but the horse should be more settled down in class after finishing 12th behind Asfoora in the King Charles III Stakes at Royal Ascot last time.

Looking For Lynda finished seventh in this race last year but now races off a 6lb lower mark and has been running consistently this season. He could make use of his falling rating.

Of the rest, Nigel Tinkler’s four-year-old Squealer just lost out to Navello at Windsor last time and a similar performance should allow him to be competitive, despite a 1lb rise.

2.40 Doncaster – Sea Regal and Regal Connection feature

William Haggas’ Sea Regal won at Ripon when stepped up to a mile and two furlongs for the first time and holds obvious claims representing a yard that landed this Safe Betting Sites Novice Stakes in 2022 with Sea On Time.

Regal Connection was a well-beaten bronze medallist on debut at Leicester and steps up to one mile and four, which looks sure to suit. He must be respected for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin.

Ed Walker’s Crown Of India did well to finish third at Salisbury, having been short of room. He is bound to improve with race experience and looked to relish the step up in trip to 1m 4f.

2.50 Newton Abbot – Melton Mossy on hat-trick hunt

The Evan Williams-trained Melton Mossy won nicely at Worcester and faces another 7lb rise in the Handicap Hurdle but is the sort to keep improving with Adam Wedge onboard.

Sam Twiston-Davies gets the leg up on Jumeirah King, who carries a 7lb penalty following his recent win at Worcester. There could still be more to come.

Another to note would be Carrigeen Kampala who looked to have a fair bit in hand last time out when comfortably winning to land her fourth victory at the Devon track.

Best of the rest

Beylerbeyi was successful in handicap company at Doncaster last time out and returns seeking a treble for Richard Kingscote and Ian Williams. Thanks Dad and Panama City also go to post at 2.05 in what looks an intriguing one-mile contest.

Two last-time-out winners Arcon and Visibility clash at Doncaster (3.15) before Angel Shared goes in search of a four-timer at 4.25.

Over at Newton Abbot, Gower Prince is looking for his fourth victory at the track before the similarly prolific Clearance goes to post at 4.00.

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Hollie Doyle’s blog: City Of Troy to ace Coral-Eclipse rivals at Sandown on Saturday | Racing News

Hollie Doyle’s blog: City Of Troy to ace Coral-Eclipse rivals at Sandown on Saturday | Racing News

Hollie Doyle is reunited with star stayer Trueshan at Sandown on Friday before travelling to France for some big chances for boss Archie Watson over the weekend.

Forecast rain a positive for Trueshan

After missing out on a run in the Ascot Gold Cup for the fourth year in a row due to unsuitable ground, my star stayer Trueshan will hopefully be reappearing at Sandown on Friday.

He is among the leading contenders for the Listed Coral Marathon (4.50) over 2m, with underfoot conditions currently described as good and the forecast heavy rain in his favour.

It could develop into a head-to-head between myself and my husband Tom [Marquand], who rides the other leading contender in Quickthorn. Hughie Morrison’s seven-year-old sprung a surprise in the Goodwood Cup last season but trailed in behind us in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot in May and hasn’t run since.

Trueshan is raring to go after being a non-runner at Royal Ascot

If he gets his favoured conditions on a track he has run well at before, I’ll be disappointed if Trueshan doesn’t get his season back on track en route to bigger assignments later in the year.

Watson colt faces Listed test

It will be very much home from home in France on Saturday when I take on five other British raiders in the Listed Prix Yacowlef (2.32) at Deauville.

I ride Archie Watson’s promising two-year-old Weissmuller, who is still a maiden after two starts but ran a big race to be fourth in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Six of the seven runners are from our country, including the Richard Hughes-trained Aviation Time who finished just ahead of Weissmuller at Ascot.

A novice or maiden would be a formality for my boy, so Archie and connections clearly think highly of him to keep him at this level, and I’m looking forward to riding him for the first time.

Havana Ball chases another Listed prize

I’ll be staying in France for several rides on Sunday, including aboard Archie’s Havana Ball in the Listed Prix Amandine (3.40) at Deauville. She won a similar race in Germany for Luke Morris in May and must have every chance of gaining more valuable black type.

I’m also hoping to ride stable companion Saint Lawrence in the Group 3 Prix De Ris-Orangis (4.15). He’s not been in the same sort of form that saw him win the Wokingham last year before his third in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest, but he will have conditions to his liking.

Troy has Eclipse at his mercy

Aidan O’Brien has a great record in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, and he looks likely to be celebrating his eighth win in the race with the exciting City Of Troy.

The Derby hero faces seven rivals in the Group 1 and will have to underperform badly to be beaten, even though he tackles 10f for the first time.

I’d love to see Roger Teal’s Dancing Gemini run a big race, but he must take a giant step forward to cause an upset. He was well behind Ballydoyle’s star at Epsom and, even though he may be better suited by the shorter trip, is 11lb wrong at the weights.

Hollie Doyle was speaking to Sky Sports Racing’s Simon Mapletoft.

Auguste Rodin: Ballydoyle likely to consider Japan Cup for Royal Ascot hero | Racing News

Auguste Rodin: Ballydoyle likely to consider Japan Cup for Royal Ascot hero | Racing News

The Japan Cup has emerged as an end-of-year option for the Aidan O’Brien-trained Auguste Rodin, who will be seen next in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Last year’s Derby hero started his four-year-old season up at a mile and a half in Meydan, but has dropped back to 10 furlongs the last twice, adding the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot to the Irish Champion Stakes he won over a mile and a quarter last year.

Such was the impressive nature of his success at the Royal meeting, connections would have been fully entitled to remain at that winning trip for the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.

However, with the lure of becoming the first Derby winner since Golden Horn in 2015 to win the Eclipse, it was City Of Troy who got the nod to head to Sandown from Ballydoyle, with Auguste Rodin booked for a return to both 12 furlongs and Ascot later this month.

O’Brien said: “I suppose the Eclipse did come under consideration, but the lads make the plans about what they would like to do with them, and with Auguste Rodin he has won over a mile and a half last year and is an older horse, he’s had three runs now and two runs before Ascot.

“Ascot was his first big-race target of the year we felt and there was always the possibility that if it did go well we would go back to Ascot for the King George.

“Obviously the Eclipse is a really prestigious race for a three-year-old and there was always the possibility if it did go right in the Derby, City Of Troy would go to the Eclipse to take on the older horses and for us to learn a little bit more about the horse and for the horse to learn a bit more as well.

“I suppose Auguste Rodin definitely would have been in the mix for the Eclipse, but it looks the right fit to go back to Ascot for the King George with him and the lads obviously felt it was the right call to go with City Of Troy in the Eclipse.”

Separating Coolmore’s two most recent Epsom heroes does not come easy when both bring such champion qualities to the table, with both having their name mentioned in the same breath for the Breeders’ Cup Classic over the course of the last year.

But having already enjoyed success at the end-of-season championships in the Turf in 2023, Auguste Rodin – a son of the late Japanese superstar Deep Impact – could be tasked with breaking O’Brien’s duck in the Japan Cup later in the year, leaving the road to Del Mar clear for his stablemate.

“They both have different options for the second half of the season and Auguste Rodin could be a Japan Cup horse,” continued O’Brien.

“He has won at the Breeders’ Cup already and maybe the lads might do that and maybe City Of Troy could be a horse for the Classic.

“They like to play all their cards differently to suit their horses and at the same time they love watching racing and going racing, so they try to spread them out.”

City Of Troy’s route to Del Mar could include a trip to York next month or a first outing of the year on home soil, while the master of Ballydoyle is in no rush to expose the all-conquering son of Justify to dirt before a possible run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with a trip to Southwell mooted to garner experience on a similar surface.

City Of Troy wins The Derby at Epsom

“I suppose the leap after this race would have to be either the Irish Champion Stakes or the Juddmonte International and I would imagine the lads would be looking at those races, without knowing or discussing what they are thinking,” added O’Brien.

“I would hope we keep him racing in this part of the world for as long as we can and I just feel he is going to be a very important horse to European pedigrees if we can keep him to this part of the world.

“We’ve had horses just beaten in the Classic before, Declaration Of War and Giant’s Causeway, and they never went over for a dirt race before that. We took them to Southwell for a gallop and I know the surface has changed there now, it’s Tapeta and a bit different to Polytrack.

“I would hope if the Eclipse went well, it would be another race and if we decide to go to America then maybe we give him a day out at Southwell or something. None of that is written in stone what the lads are thinking, but that’s what is going on in our heads at the minute.”

Cieren Fallon: Jockey sidelined after suffering broken back at Windsor | Racing News

Cieren Fallon: Jockey sidelined after suffering broken back at Windsor | Racing News

Cieren Fallon’s hot run of form has been brought to a shuddering halt after an injury suffered at Windsor on Monday which will keep him on the sidelines during the height of summer.

The 25-year-old had booted home seven winners in the last two weeks and hit the headlines when registering a double at Newcastle on Saturday, steering home Wiltshire and then Montassib for trainer William Haggas.

Montassib’s Chipchase Stakes victory took Fallon to 26 winners for the season, but he will now have to wait to add to his tally, having suffered a broken back.

He had finished 12th of 14 aboard the Georgie Nicholls-trained Nanna Western in the British EBF Restricted Maiden Stakes when unshipped from his mount returning to the paddock after the race.

The untimely incident will keep Fallon grounded during one of the busiest periods of the season, but the Group One-winning rider already has his eye on a swift healing process having escaped needing surgery.

Fallon said: “It’s definitely come at the wrong time. There’s never a good time to have an injury but especially in the middle of the season when you are knocking in the winners left, right and centre.

“It’s just one of those things and I had an injury in the winter and recovered well, so if I recover well again, I can get ready for the back-end of the season.

“There’s no timescale been given, but luckily I don’t need any operations or surgery and that’s a plus. It’s still a bit of an unknown really about how long it is going to be but I’m getting the best treatment I can and hope to be back as soon as possible.”

Today on Sky Sports Racing: Richard Kingscote heads to Bath for Crimson Angel ride on Wednesday | Racing News

Today on Sky Sports Racing: Richard Kingscote heads to Bath for Crimson Angel ride on Wednesday | Racing News

Richard Kingscote is heading to Bath’s evening meeting for just the one ride on Wednesday, aboard Crimson Angel in the feature – live on Sky Sports Racing.

6.30 Bath – Abolish and Crimson Angel clash

Abolish has been consistent enough in his recent runs but the eight-year-old could defy his lack of wins in the Mike Loftus Is 60 Today “Confined” Handicap. He is 25lb below his last winning mark and, with the visor reached for, he may be refocused.

Crimson Angel is the ride of Kingscote and looked a horse to follow after her first three starts, being 2-3 in them. Since then she has dropped to a tempting mark of 76 after not quite reaching the same heights. Last time at Salisbury showed signs of a resurrection in her form and it would not be a surprise if she went closer today.

6.00 Bath – Second Collection looks to defy 4lb penalty

The Tony Carroll-trained Second Collection has been a tricky customer in recent years but got his head back in front for the first time this season at Bath just nine days ago. The quick turnaround means he will be carrying a 4lb penalty for that victory, while Luke Morris retains the ride.

Tilsworth Ony Ta has dropped to a favourable mark for this Bet £10 Get £10 At Yeeehaaa.Bet Handicap after some poor runs in defeat at Chelmsford and Southwell. A return to the turf at a course where he has won before could spark a revival.

7.35 Bath – Atlantis Blue bids to lose maiden tag

At the age of five Atlantis Blue has been hitting the crossbar throughout her career but drops in class after running well for a long way in a competitive handicap on Saturday at Doncaster. A record of 0-15 does not appeal but the Yeeehaaa.Bet Restricted Maiden Fillies’ Stakes is clearly the easiest race she has contested for a while and she should go well.

Flying Star has been progressive in three starts for John Berry with two places to her name. She was clearly a late developer having only started racing at the start of the year but has seemingly learnt with every run. It is a surprise they have not gone into handicap company yet with a mark of 64 allotted but this is weak enough for her to be competitive.

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Today on Sky Sports Racing: Oisin Murphy, Rossa Ryan and Tom Marquand in action at Lingfield | Racing News

Today on Sky Sports Racing: Oisin Murphy, Rossa Ryan and Tom Marquand in action at Lingfield | Racing News

A plethora of star jockeys descend on Brighton and Lingfield on Tuesday – live on Sky Sports Racing…

3.55 Brighton – Last time out winners clash

Corporate Raider has sparked back to life since he ran at Brighton two starts ago winning last time out and a return to 1m2f definitely won’t be a problem for him.

A step up in trip awaits recent Chepstow scorer Bhuybezi who on the evidence of his victory last time out, he could relish this trip under the same patient tactics.

Course and distance hero Gallimimus is slowly dropping down the handicap and a return to his favoured track could see him outrun his odds.

4.25 Brighton – Six-time course specialist Rivas Rob Roy headlines

The nine-year-old Rivas Rob Roy put up a gallant effort last time out and now down to a mark of 52 he would be dangerous to ignore, especially at his preferred stomping ground.

Lady Wingalong has been in good form since joining the David Evans team and was unlucky not to win last time out. Kondratiev Wave will likely be a contender, boasting strong form this season for the Tony Carroll team. The seven-year-old has not finished outside the top two on his last four visits to the south coast and the drop back down in trip should do no harm.

Last time out winner Gilt Edge was given a patient ride when winning and his rune here two starts ago gives extra encouragement that he won’t be far away.

7.30 Lingfield – Well-bred Archivist takes on Seraph Gabriel

Sir Michael Stoute saddles debutant Archivist for Cheveley Park, who is a half-brother to the very useful New Kingdom and any market support would be very eye-catching.

Seraph Gabriel wasn’t beaten far on debut at Newbury and the Ralph Beckett yard are in great form at present. He looks the form pick here, but will have to be wary of Hot Property who runs under Billy Loughnane.

Frankel colt Best Adventure was well supported on debut but was a shade disappointing but would be no surprise with that experience under his belt to take a big step forward again today.

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Today on Sky Sports Racing: Flat stars at Windsor including William Buick and Oisin Murphy | Racing News

Today on Sky Sports Racing: Flat stars at Windsor including William Buick and Oisin Murphy | Racing News

Monday has jumping in the day from Worcester while the evening hosts flat racing from Wolverhampton and Windsor including star jockeys like Tom Marquand and Oisin Murphy.

2.55 Worcester – Almanzhar Garde heads field in feature

Impressive Bangor winner Almanzhar Garde headlines in the feature the Get Best Odds Guaranteed At planetsportbet Handicap Chase (2.55).

Charlie Longsdon’s nine-year-old got back to winning ways at Bangor last time out after running consistently prior to it. If he reproduces that form he is going to be hard to beat even with a 7lb rise.

The ultra-consistent Bbold got his head in front last time out comfortably at Stratford. He’s found a new lease of life since the stable switch to Daisy Hitchins and there’s no reason to suggest why he can’t play another major role here.

Yes Indeed ran well after a short break on his most recent run when he wasn’t beaten too far into fourth with a first-time visor. The same headgear is retained today.

5.25 Wolverhampton – Course and distance winner Caelan and Loveable Rogue clash

Caelan and Loveable Rogue clash in the Tips For Every Race At Handicap (5.25).

Course and distance winner Caelan made an exciting two-year-old start at Kempton and is two from three on the all-weather. A return to this surface with the application of first time cheekpieces could easily see him get his third career victory.

Stablemate for Marco Botti is Endosser who can’t be underestimated off this mark and is fitted with first time blinkers.

James Owen sends handicap debutant Loveable Rogue who appreciated the step up in trip last time out. He looks dangerous with top apprentice Sean D Bowen in the saddle, off what looks a very lenient mark.

7.15 Windsor – Rohaan takes on hat-trick seeking Haymaker

Dual Royal Ascot winner Rohaan meets hat-trick seeking Haymaker in the Fitzdares Sprint Series Handicap (7.15).

David Evans’ Rohaan is taking a drop in grade which could help him bounce back to winning ways, write him off at your peril.

Haymaker put up a good fight to hold on at Goodwood last time and seeks a hat-trick here but this is a much tougher contest.

Course and distance winner Shagraan was last seen finishing a creditable fifth in the Palace Of Holyrood at Royal Ascot. He arrives here off the same mark and is sure to be well favoured in the betting with Tom Marquand onboard.

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