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We start day three from Channel Four’s racing with a Fillies listed stakes for two year olds over five furlongs.
Many of these come here off the back of some very good maiden form and the Mark Johnston horse Delizia is probably the one who showed something special on her debut run at Wolverhampton last month and it’s no surprise to see her as an early favorite in the market.
New Road Side is another who impressed of her debut run where she led from the front early and was never put under any pressure throughout the race and completely destroyed the field with over a furlong to go and was eased up close to the line.
White Bullet is an interesting one as this is her first ever race but Kevin Ryan knows what it takes to get a horse ready for this type of race and he may just know something that we don’t and may be best watched in the market.
French is also another worth noting after her first run as she was all over the place in running but responded well when required to finish the race off and could be one for the places.#
New Road Side (E/W)
Race two is the Jorvik Stakes which see’s a field of fifteen line up to post for this one mile and four furlong handicap.
Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore have won this race for the past two years and team up here again today with Top Tug; he is tried at this distance for the second time which is suggested to suit but previous form over this distance doesn’t back that up.
Duke Of Clarence finished second in this 12 months ago and even though he is six pounds higher for this today he should be able to give another good account; he may of needed his run nine days ago to strip fit for this and the drop back in trip is a positive.
Emerahidz last won back in August last year but that was over course and distance; she has a long layoff to deal with today but has proven in the past she can be on her game fresh.
Ajman Bridge is tried at this distance for the first time and continues to climb the weights without winning; he was just held in the final stages last time out and looks one who’ll relish the step up in trip.
Ajman Bridge (WIN)
Duke Of Clarence (E/W)
We head to Newbury for our third race of the day which looks a very wide open a six furlong handicap.
Golden Steps and Fast Track look the two early favorites but both disappointed on their latest outings and also are both coming off a long time away from the track, these two battled it out over this distance back in July with the latter proving the best that day but there are a couple of others here today which take my fancy,
Accession has placed in both his races this year and looked very impressive when finishing fourth in a field of twenty two last time out; he can race off the same mark again for this today and looks the one to beat.
Clear Spring beat a couple of very smart horses at Haydock last month and has been punished accordingly with a six pound rise; he may still have a little more in his engine and has every chance to get in the places again today.
Accession (E/W if 4/1+)
We head back to York for our penultimate preview for the Spring Festival.
Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore also won this card twelve months ago and also won this together back in 2009, they team up with Snow Sky this time out; he finished third in the St Ledger last year and is only three pounds higher for this today and will most certainly make his presence felt here today if reproducing that kind of form again.
Brown Panther has traveled all around the world in the last two years but nothing was more impressive then his win in the Irish St Ledger where he destroyed the field by over six lengths; he can run off the same mark as he did when winning the Dubai Gold Cup last time out and will be difficult to beat.
Romsdal looks the biggest danger to Brown Panther but has done all his winning on the all-weather, with that said he has impressed on the turf a number of times in the past twelve months but may be just undone today.
Brown Panther (WIN)
We end the day of Channel Four’s racing with the Michael Seely Memorial Stakes over a mile.
Richard Hannon won this race last year and is represented by Pack Together and Ski Slope this time out, the latter though looks a little out of here depth in this and the former even though has been impressive in both races to date does has a long absence to overcome and both look easy to oppose.
Sperry looks very interesting in this especially with an entry in the Coronation Stakes at Ascot next month; she has won her last two races with minimum effort and looks to have the best form on show today and looks a hard one to beat.
Yasmeen and Mothers Finest come here off the back of a good win on their latest outings but both will need to step up if they are going to have any impact in this race today.
Realtra took a long time in handicap company to finally get her head in front and finally delivered last time out where she came from the back of the field and stayed on gamely to win; she has every chance to nab a place in this and goes on the short list.