Denton to set Doncaster pace

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Amadeus Denton could go well at a big price in the Mobile Betting Apprentice Handicap at Doncaster.

Michael Dods’ four-year-old has admittedly struggled this season, but he is a reasonable sprinter if he gets the rub of the green and is now 15lb lower than when last victorious in July 2011.

Johnny Splash can gain sweet redemption for a near-miss just over a fortnight ago when he returns to action at Brighton.

Roger Teal’s four-year-old was a particularly unlucky loser over course and distance, but can set the record straight in the AATC Act V “The End of Aids” Handicap.

The gelded son of Dark Angel twice found his path blocked at critical stages throughout a five-furlong handicap, but finished strongly to get to within a neck of The Strig.

Although that form is nothing to write home about, it at least showed Johnny Splash is coming to hand nicely for this encounter - and that he is clearly at home on Brighton’s difficult terrain.

Teal’s inmate has still not won on turf - his two triumphs to date having been achieved on Lingfield’s all-weather track - but it would be a big surprise if he could not get competitive here off a lowly mark of 52.

There is little wonder the likeable Tenhoo takes a sizeable hike in trip for the Racing UK This Way That Way Handicap at Hamilton.

Derek Shaw’s seven-year-old has never won over a mile and five furlongs, but is certainly worth an interest at that distance from what we have seen this year.

Tenhoo won over a mile and a half at Haydock last month, and demonstrated he is not yet in thrall to the handicapper when a staying-on fourth at Pontefract on his last start.

That race was over an inadequate 10 furlongs, so it is not a fanciful notion to expect further progress over a more demanding test of stamina - especially on fast ground.

The gelded son of Reset is usually a very reliable horse in handicaps like this and has, reassuringly, been left alone by the assessor following his Pontefract spin.

Leicester racegoers are in for a treat, as one-time Derby favourite Telescope finally returns to the track in the At The Races Sky 415 Conditions Stakes.

Best bet on the card, though, could be Ghasabah, who was really quite impressive at Yarmouth last month and runs in the British Stallion Studs EBF At The Races Fillies’ Handicap.