Dancing to a winning tune
Cafe Society can score at Lingfield on Wednesday says our Nick Robson, who has a tip for every race and every card.
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KEMPTON: 5.40 Volcanic Dust, 6.10 Lady Emmuska, 6.40 Frangipanni, 7.10 Cordial, 7.40 Dancing Sands, 8.10 Califante, 8.40 Murasil, 9.10 Mignonne.
LINGFIELD: 2.00 Gym Shoes, 2.30 Lifejacket, 3.00 Master Of Alkmaar, 3.35 Four Winds, 4.05 CAFE SOCIETY (NAP), 4.40 Aiyana, 5.10 Copperwood, 5.45 Martial Art.
NOTTINGHAM: 2.10 Sea Here, 2.40 Emaad, 3.15 Groove Jet, 3.45 Mutashabek, 4.20 Open Water, 4.50 Master Bond, 5.20 Flash City, 5.50 Elusive Bonus.
PUNCHESTOWN: 2.15 Captain Arceus, 2.45 Clarcam, 3.20 Clonard Lad, 3.50 Pivot Bridge, 4.25 Shesafoxylady, 4.55 Black Benny, 5.25 Local Celebrity.
WETHERBY: 2.20 Hazza The Jazza, 2.50 Kealigolane, 3.25 Lightening Rod, 3.55 Golden Call, 4.30 Wild Card, 5.00 Long Wave, 5.30 Lie Forrit.
DOUBLE: Cafe Society and Dancing Sands.
Cafe Society can regain the winning thread in the Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre Handicap at Lingfield on Wednesday.
In what is a surprisingly valuable and competitive event for a midweek all-weather card, David Simcock's three-year-old has run with promise on all his outings this year.
That he has only won one of his five outings will be a source of frustration for Simcock, who has made no secret of the regard in which he holds the son of Motivator who now, of course, is the sire of an Arc winner.
Cafe Society's only win came in the historic Bibury Cup at Salisbury before he narrowly failed to catch Bold Sniper in a valuable event at Ascot.
He returned to the Royal venue for the Ladbrokes Mobile Handicap, worth nearly £100,000 when he had Martin Lane in the saddle for the first time.
Unfortunately he had far too much to do after sitting out the back early and while he fairly flew home, he could only get into fifth.
Jamie Spencer, who is the best in the business at pulling off a waiting ride, is back on board this time but Cafe Society is reliant on someone setting the race up for him.
Hopefully there will be a strong enough pace to enable him to use his potent turn of foot.
Charlie Appleby's Dancing Sands has shown enough ability on all three of her starts to date to win the second division of the £200 Free Bets At Betdaq Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Kempton.
The Dubawi filly was sixth of 11 on her debut at Newmarket before finishing second the last twice.
The useful Psychometry beat her over a mile at Kempton before she was just touched off at Haydock, when the front two pulled well clear.
She has a handicap mark of 78 and that would be enough to win many maidens.
There are some nicely-bred newcomers in the Commission Free 1st Month At Betdaq Maiden Fillies' Stakes but none more so than Roger Charlton's Frangipanni.
By Dansili out of the excellent racemare and July Cup winner Frizzante, she is certainly bred to be decent and Charlton can have the odd first-time-out winner. She warrants close attention.
Another newcomer bred for greatness is Ralph Beckett's Sea Here in the EBF Stallions Next Generation Security Maiden Stakes at Nottingham.
As his name suggests, he is by Sea The Stars out of the Oaks winner Look Here.
While Sea The Stars has hardly set the world on fire with his first crop, the winners are steadily starting to flow now and if Sea Here is beaten on his debut, with that breeding he is certainly worth following in future.
Wetherby's season gets under way where the feature Bobby Renton Handicap Chase can go the way of Golden Call on his first start for Tom George.
A useful hurdler for Donald McCain, he was an effortless winner of his first chase at Bangor in May, beating a useful type in Danimix and he can handle this first foray into handicap company with aplomb.