Graphic to chart right York path
Graphic ran a fin race to finish fourth in the Cambridgeshire and Anita Chambers fancies him to advertise that form at York.
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CARLISLE: 2.10 Momkinzain, 2.45 Bygones Of Brid, 3.20 Drop Out Joe, 3.55 Hunting Tower, 4.30 Sergeant Pink, 5.00 Biggar, 5.30 Kilcooley.
DUNDALK: 6.20 Coldstream, 6.50 High Net Worth, 7.20 Fix It, 7.50 Warbird, 8.20 Goddess Of Love, 8.50 Sharjah, 9.20 Bensoon.
NEWTON ABBOT: 1.50 Harristown, 2.20 Beau De Tabel, 2.55 Ulis De Vassy, 3.30 Kangaroo Court, 4.05 Joe The Rogue, 4.40 Hes Our Lad, 5.10 Assam Black.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.40 Space Walker, 6.10 Viennese Verse, 6.40 Going French, 7.10 Hi Filwah, 7.40 Toughness Danon, 8.10 Memphis Magic, 8.40 By The Light, 9.10 Mizyen.
YORK: 2.00 Iftaar, 2.30 Dungannon, 3.05 GRAPHIC (NAP), 3.40 Galvanize, 4.15 Kiwayu, 4.50 Bold Captain, 5.20 Our Boy Jack.
DOUBLE: Graphic and Kiwayu.
Graphic ran an excellent race to finish fourth in the Cambridgeshire and he should be troubling the judge once again in the This Isn't The "Stan James Champion Hurdle" Stakes at York.
The four-year-old has been plying his trade in some of the big summer handicaps and has largely acquitted himself well, particularly when beating the well-regarded Ascription at Haydock in August.
He ran out a two-length winner, albeit receiving plenty of weight, and William Haggas then chose to send him on to Kempton for a final prep before his Newmarket date.
Graphic firmly rose to the occasion as sporting first-time cheekpieces and 8lb extra he found plenty from the front to hold Mister Music by just over a length.
The cheekpieces were again in place when he lined up in the Cambridgeshire and while Frankie Dettori committed for home early, Graphic has no response as challengers swooped past in the dying strides.
He still finished an excellent second on his side and fourth overall and while a further 3lb is far from ideal, Graphic is clearly in great heart and should be on the premises again.
Kiwayu could start to repay some of his recent purchase price with victory in the Parsonage Hotel And Cloisters Spa Stakes Handicap.
Bought for £75,000 at Doncaster in August, Kiwayu made his first start for new trainer Phil Kirby at Carlisle last last month and was hardly disgraced in finishing third behind Open Eagle.
Given that was his first outing since July, there is every reason to believe Kiwayu should improve for the run which should see him make his mark.
Dungannon shoots for a hat trick in the Novus Stakes rather than tackling the more competitive Coral Sprint Trophy on the Knavesmire on Saturday.
A winner at Ascot and Haydock on his two most recent starts, Dungannon has climbed from a mark of 86 to his current perch of 94, although that still puts him 1lb lower than his all-weather figure and 5lb lighter than this time last year.
Now that Dungannon is firing on all cylinders again, it would be dangerous to disregard him.
Patience can pay off for those who wait for Mizyen in the closing "You'll Love A Bit Of Betfred" Handicap at Wolverhampton.
He bumped into a progressive sort when soundly beaten by Legends but none of his rivals look quite so smart.
Bygones Of Brid should appreciate the return to a more conventional track in the Gen II Training Novices' Limited Handicap Chase at Carlisle.
The 10-year-old did not seem to enjoy the idiosyncracies of Cartmel last time, eventually finishing a distant third of four runners, although his rider was far from hard on him once his chance had gone.
Bygones Of Brid had won his previous two starts over fences at Hexham and while his jumping is not faultless, he was well in control on both occasions.
With a record of two wins in four starts over fences so far, Bygones Of Brid is one for the shortlist.
Ulis De Vassy is the choice in Newton Abbot's South West Racing Club Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.
Nick Williams' charge was a comfortable winner at Stratford in August and if he is allowed an easy lead again he will be hard to catch.