Horse Racing: Banoffee can get her desserts

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Banoffee has been highly tried this season and while she fell short in Group One company, the £500 Free Bets At Betdaq Wild Flower Stakes at Kempton is well within her compass.

The three-year-old was a winner at Newbury on her racecourse bow in April, prompting trainer Hughie Morrison to raise her sights to Listed company in the Cheshire Oaks next time out.

She was a convincing winner that day but a trip to Epsom proved fruitless as she finished seventh, while subsequent efforts in the Lancashire Oaks and Nassau Stakes yielded little joy.

Given a break after finishing last at Goodwood, Banoffee returned to action in a Listed event similar to this, finishing fourth after possibly being left too much to do, particularly as she did not enjoy a totally clear run.

Banoffee was finishing fast in the closing stages but just ran out of time, suggesting she should go close given a bit more luck. The conditions of this race are in her favour and this looks a good opportunity to gain some more valuable black type.

Athenian was not beaten far when upped to Listed class in France last time and should be more at home in the Betdaq 1st UK Race Commission Free Handicap.

She was beaten just under two lengths on that occasion as she tried to follow up a win in handicap company at Wolverhampton earlier this month.

While she is making a quick reapperance having race in France just under a week ago, Sir Mark Prescott is a past master in placing horses such as this.

Richard Hannon may be preparing to hand over the licence to his son but Rhamnus can register another win under the current banner in the Coral App Download From The App Store Handicap at Lingfield.

Winner of one of his four juvenile outings, Rhamnus didn’t return to action until the final day of the turf season, pitching up for a handicap event at Doncaster.