Classical Times should prove a cut above her rivals in the Watch Racing UK Today Just £10 Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Redcar On Thursday.
The daughter of Lawman shaped with abundant promise on her racecourse introduction at Haydock last October, showing plenty of latent talent to pick up minor honours in third from an unfavourable draw.
It is perhaps a measure of the regard in which she is held that trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam decided to throw her in at the deep end in the Listed Bosra Sham Stakes at Newbury on her final juvenile appearance and she was far from disgraced in finishing fifth behind the smart Spiritual Lady.
She has far less on her plate as she makes her comeback in Tees Valley and assuming she is fit enough to do herself justice after an absence of just over five months, she should be very hard to beat.
Wonder Of Dubai looks the one to be on in the Racing UK Profits Returned To Racing Maiden Auction Stakes.
The three-year-old son of So You Think offered little encouragement on his first competitive appearance at Chelmsford last November, but subsequently left Jamie Osborne to join Michael Bell’s team and it seems to have had the desired effect judged on his first start for the master of Fitzroy House.
He had his own way out in front at Lingfield in late March, but boxed on well to finish second and he will not need to raise his game much to make his presence felt at this level.
Lingfield’s #takethereins17 Handicap is an interesting heat, with Family Fortunes fancied to complete a hat-trick for trainer Sylvester Kirk.
There did not seem to be much confidence behind the chestnut gelding on his debut here in February, but he showed off a telling turn of foot to leave his rivals trailing in his wake.
He proved that performance was no fluke when following up at Kempton, beating subsequent winner Juan Horsepower into third place, and would likely have won a little easier had he not been stopped in his tracks when delivering his challenge.
This will not be an easy task, but there could still be some mileage in his new mark of 84 and a bold bid is anticipated.
Sebastian’s Wish can make it two from two since joining Keith Dalgleish in the Racing UK In HD Handicap at Musselburgh.
One decent run at Newcastle aside, the four-year-old was largely disappointing during his previous spell with Richard Whitaker.
However, there was a lot to like about the way he knuckled down when making a successful start for his new trainer at Wolverhampton in January and a 3lb hike is not unfair for his return to the grass.
The booking of Joe Fanning can only be seen as a positive.
Shark Hanlon’s Irish challenger Adarenna can record a second win at Towcester in the EBF/TBA Mares’ Intermediate Handicap Chase.
The five-year-old is 7lb higher than when scoring here in November, since which she was predictably outclassed in a Grade Three at Limerick.
Returning to handicap company, she should go close under Ireland’s recently-crowned champion conditional Rachael Blackmore.
Jumping fare also comes from Sedgefield, where Jaunty Inflight can record a third win over fences in the Free Bet Offers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap Chase.
* Thursday’s selections -
LINGFIELD: 2.10 Fastar, 2.40 Flowers On Venus, 3.10 Author’s Dream, 3.40 Synodic, 4.10 Family Fortunes, 4.40 Wild Dancer, 5.10 Attain.
MUSSELBURGH: 6.10 Eternalist, 6.40 Bonnie Gals, 7.10 Dark Crystal, 7.40 Sebastian’s Wish, 8.10 Royal Brave, 8.40 Tanawar.
REDCAR: 2.00 Society’s Dream, 2.30 CLASSICAL TIMES (NAP), 3.00 Wonder Of Dubai, 3.30 Cabal, 4.00 Ronnie The Rooster, 4.30 Sakhee’s Return, 5.00 A Bit Of Ginger.
SEDGEFIELD: 5.30 Somewhere To Be, 6.00 Nine Altars, 6.30 Four Mile Beach, 7.00 Jaunty Inflight, 7.30 Exotic Friend, 8.00 Martha’s Benefit, 8.30 Brecon Hill.
TOWCESTER: 2.20 Azzuri, 2.50 Ozzy Thomas, 3.20 Sulamani The Late, 3.50 Adarenna, 4.20 Askamore Darsi, 4.50 Mr Jim, 5.25 Oneofthesenights.
DOUBLE: Classical Times and Family Fortunes