Back Broctune for Redcar success
Chris Wilson has a selection for every race on Friday and fancies Broctune Papa Gio to win at Redcar.
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CHELTENHAM: 2.10 Clondaw Draft, 2.40 Rebel Fitz, 3.15 Cross Kennon, 3.50 Pantxoa, 4.25 Apollo Eleven, 5.00 Fredo, 5.30 Laudatory.
DOWNPATRICK: 2.25 Volt Sun, 3.00 My Aya, 3.35 Duroob, 4.10 Jimmy The Hat, 4.45 Whisky Galore, 5.15 Claragh Native, 5.45 Iamtoldiamgrand.
DUNDALK: 5.40 Summer Isles, 6.15 Passified Lady, 6.45 Silver Gauntlet, 7.15 Salvado, 7.45 Queen Of The Sand, 8.15 Hawkswood, 8.45 Sweet Lightning, 9.15 Secret Seven.
HAYDOCK: 2.20 Deadly Approach, 2.55 Sleepy Sioux, 3.30 Windfast, 4.05 Baarez, 4.40 Art Official, 5.10 Modern Tutor, 5.40 Rocktherunway.
REDCAR: 1.30 Latin Charm, 2.00 Dark Crystal, 2.30 Kommander Kirkup, 3.05 Sporting Gold, 3.40 Fanoos, 4.15 BROCTUNE PAPA GIO (NAP), 4.50 Dutiful Son, 5.20 The Blue Banana.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.25 Powerful Pierre, 5.55 Buy And Sell, 6.25 Simply Black, 7.00 Fluctuation, 7.30 Cheers Big Ears, 8.00 Shyron, 8.30 Speightowns Kid, 9.00 Logans Lad.
DOUBLE: Broctune Papa Gio and Modern Tutor.
Broctune Papa Gio can claim his fifth success at Redcar in division one of the Download The Free Racing UK App Handicap.
Although conditions might not be quite ideal for the Keith Reveley-trained six-year-old, he remains reasonably weighted to warrant more than a cursory glance here.
The gelded son of Tobougg is now just 2lb higher than when he was last victorious at Redcar last September, when he pulled nearly two lengths clear of Thrust Control.
But one victory over hurdles aside, Broctune Papa Gio has subsequently struggled.
There was, however, plenty to take from his most recent outing at this track in what was a far better race than this.
Reveley's inmate showed plenty of his customary dash to take fifth spot in the final of the straight mile championship, beaten just over three lengths by Ingleby Angel.
Suitably inspired by that outing, he should be raring to go at this far lower grade.
Broctune Papa Gio usually needs relatively quick ground to be at his best, but he has gone well before at Redcar in testing conditions.
Reveley will also be heartened by a largely dry forecast and the reappointment of the excellent Tom Eaves.
Good racing at Haydock, where Sleepy Sioux can enjoy her moment in the spotlight by taking the ApolloBet Mobile Games Nursery Handicap.
The Sleeping Indian filly won so well in a Bath maiden that trainer David Elsworth ran her in the Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket.
Sleepy Sioux found that Group Three a little too hot to handle, though, and had her sights distinctly realigned in a Nottingham nursery earlier this month.
Nothing went right for the young filly that day as her path was blocked a furlong from home, after which she galloped strongly towards the line to go down by only half a length.
Despite having gone up 3lb here, redemption will be swift and satisfying if she is in a similar frame of mind.
Modern Tutor can also be relied upon in the CJM Maintenance Solutions Handicap.
The soft-ground-loving colt turned in a really good display over a mile at Ascot at the beginning of the month when he succumbed to Tinghir by a nose.
Gworn is a most likeable individual, but the fact he was some two and a half lengths adrift of Modern Tutor gives the form added credence.
The four-year-old son of Selkirk is 4lb higher on Merseyside but he should still be very hard to peg back if the ground remains on the easy side of good.
Speightowns Kid can do the business in division one of the 32RedBingo.com Handicap at Wolverhampton.
Richard Ford's durable five-year-old overcame trouble in running to take second place over seven furlongs here a few weeks ago and is still 5lb lower than when he last won in November 2012.
The return of Cheltenham is always a welcoming sight, with Rebel Fitz taken to be the star turn at the first meeting of the season.
Michael Winters' Irish challenger has looked brilliant on his last five starts over fences, with the Cheltenham Annual Members Novices' Chase the obvious next port of call.
Victory here will give connections serious belief that he could be a major player at the Festival next March.
Cross Kennon seemed on good terms with himself in a first-time visor at Haydock back in May and ought to be a threat in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle.
The nine-year-old often goes well in the Cotswolds, while he is at the right mark to trouble the judge at this grade.