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Tap Your Toes is a good bet to break his duck as he makes the journey north for the Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Maiden Stakes at Redcar.

Luca Cumani’s three-year-old failed to make the racetrack as as a juvenile and it was not difficult to see why as he appeared all at sea when he did make his debut at Leicester at the start of June, coming home last of the six runners.

His second effort at Doncaster was not a great improvement, but his third run at Salisbury, at the end of July, was far more encouraging as he went down by just a head to Munfallet, a horse with far more experience.

It was perhaps slightly disappointing that he was unable to go one place better at Doncaster last month, but he ran well enough to finish second once more and the winner, Crazy Chic, has since run perfectly well in handicap company off a mark of 80.

Cumani has saddled four winners from just 11 runners at Redcar in the last five years and Tap Your Toes is fancied to enhanced that impressive strike-rate under Shane Kelly.

Earlier in the afternoon Snow Cloud is rated the one to beat in the Market Cross Jewellers Maiden Auction Stakes.

Representing the Sprint Cup-winning connections of trainer David O’Meara and owners Middleham Park Racing, Snow Cloud was strong in the market on her Ripon debut in early May, suggesting she has shown the Nawton handler plenty at home.

When the gates opened she was far too green to herself justice, but she was still beaten less than five lengths into fourth and improvement is virtually assured.

On paper at least, this does not look a great race and Snow Cloud should prove a tough nut to crack if fit enough after a break.

Mustadaam is of obvious interest in the Markfield Handicap at Leicester.

Following a number of encouraging efforts in defeat, Brian Meehan’s son of Dansili deservedly got his head in front for the first time when edging out Conquerant by three-quarters of a length at this track in the middle of July.

Conquerant has won since, boosting the form, and the way Mustadaam toughed it out last time suggested he will be at least as effective at this longer trip.

Karl Burke has unleashed a few decent two-year-olds this year and Housemaker might well be another.

The Nayef filly was sent to Newmarket’s July Course for her debut, perhaps an indication of the regard in which she is held, and she justified the move with an excellent run to finish second.

The seven furlongs she tackled that day appeared her bare minimum and she should appreciate this step up to a mile.

Unless one of the newcomers is something out of the ordinary, Housemaker should come home in front in the British Stallion Studs EBF Filbert Maiden Fillies’ Stakes before going on to bigger and better things.

With confidence buoyed by a recent victory at Bangor, the Nicky Richards-trained Peachey Moment can strike while the iron is hot at Perth.

The nine-year-old was rated as high as 130 in his pomp, but a baron couple of years saw his mark fall dramatically and he finally made the most of it when striking comfortably in Wales off a rating of 98 last month.

The handicapper has bumped him up 6lb, but he is clearly still well treated on his best form and is capable of defying top-weight in the Best Venue For All Your Needs Handicap Chase.

There is also jumping action taking place at Worcester, where Byron Blue should complete a course hat-trick in the Worcester News Novices’ Hurdle.


GALWAY: 4.15 Spancil Hill, 4.45 Ram Them All, 5.20 Indian Fairy, 5.50 Rae’s Creek, 6.20 Devils Bride, 6.50 Survival, 7.20 Dreamland.

LEICESTER: 2.20 Outlaw Country, 2.50 Dancetrack, 3.20 Tilly Range, 3.50 Mustadaam, 4.20 Flow, 4.50 Housemaker, 5.25 Peace Seeker, 5.55 Flag Of Glory.

PERTH: 4.25 Stynes, 4.55 Solway Dandy, 5.30 Peachey Moment, 6.00 Plan Again, 6.30 Goal, 7.00 Scotch Warrior, 7.30 Mawaqeet.

REDCAR: 2.30 Charlotte’s Secret, 3.00 Snow Cloud, 3.30 Lucky Lodge, 4.00 Big Storm Coming, 4.35 TAP YOUR TOES (NAP), 5.05 Waltz Darling, 5.40 No Quarter.

WORCESTER: 2.10 Kayalar, 2.40 Bold Tara, 3.10 Frontier Vic, 3.40 Plan Again, 4.10 Ted Dolly, 4.40 Byron Blue, 5.15 Whatdoesthefoxsay.

DOUBLE: Snow Cloud and Tap Your Toes.