Double delight for Henderson
Nicky Henderson can land a double at Newbury on Wednesday according to Anita Chambers, who has a tip for every race.
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KEMPTON: 4.25 Huzzah, 4.55 Copperwood, 5.25 Conry, 5.55 First Warning, 6.25 Alutiq, 6.55 Surrey Dream, 7.25 Primacy.
LINGFIELD: 12.30 La Estrella, 1.00 Conflicting, 1.30 Bowie Boy, 2.00 Windlass, 2.35 Samtu, 3.10 Song Of Parkes, 3.45 Volito.
NEWBURY: 12.50 Dawalan, 1.20 Brick Red, 1.50 FULL SHIFT (NAP), 2.25 Dunlough Bay, 3.00 Definite Memories, 3.35 Pitter Patter, 4.10 Charles Bruce.
NEWCASTLE: 12.40 Ortolan, 1.10 Edmund, 1.40 High Fair, 2.10 Walser, 2.45 Tutchec, 3.20 Snapping Turtle, 3.55 Shanendou.
DOUBLE: Full Shift and Alutiq.
Full Shift is the choice in the Betfred "Double Delight" Novices' Hurdle at Newbury.
Nicky Henderson's charge is bred to shine over fences in due course but still managed to notch a hurdles success on his debut under Rules at Newcastle back in November.
He was staying on well at the finish that day and it would be disappointing if he was not in the shake-up again here.
Dawalan can make it a double for Henderson in the Betfred TV Juvenile Hurdle by following up on his victory at the track last month.
This half-brother to Daylami and Dalakhani was a comfortable eight-length winner over course and distance after having to settle for minor honours on his British bow the previous month.
Dawalan has reportedly been going well on the gallops and could develop into a Festival type in due course.
Definite Memories overcame a lengthy absence to make a winning debut over fences and she appears to be a runner full of potential in the European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase.
Twice a winner over hurdles, the seven-year-old was off the track for well over 600 days before returning with victory in a decent event at Uttoxeter in November.
While she only won by three-quarters of a length that day, she jumped well and showed a fine attitude and looks an exciting prospect for David Bridgwater.
Dunlough Bay has been out of luck in three starts so far this term but should put up another good effort in the Betfred "Hat Trick Heaven" Handicap Chase.
Well-beaten on his first effort, Dunlough Bay has claimed minor honours on each of his last two starts, most recently when beaten 10 lengths by Baby Shine on Boxing Day, and there is a race in him off his current mark if things drop right.
Tutchec can bring up his four-timer in the Carraway Finance Handicap Chase at Newcastle.
Nicky Richards' charge kicked off his winning spree off a mark of 97 at Carlisle last October and now sits on a perch of 123 after subsequently winning twice more at that track.
He will have to contend with a change of venue this time but given a few weeks break after his latest success at the beginning of December, Tutchev can defy his augmented rating.
Alutiq takes a massive drop in class as she returns to action in the Winners Are Welcome At Betdaq Conditions Stakes at Kempton.
The three-year-old proved an admirable flag-bearer for Eve Johnson Houghton last year, winning a maiden and a conditions event before tackling some really decent juvenile heats.
Having run creditably from an unfavourable draw in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot, she turned in a fair effort to bag fifth-place money in the Super Sprint before again not being far off the pace in the Lowther at York.
She was no threat to winner Lucky Kristale that day and again found a few too good in claiming fourth in a Listed heat at Salisbury behind Joyeuse, although she could have been third granted a better run.
Connections decided to pitch her into the Group One Cheveley Park on her final outing and it was no surprise to see her finish last after racing prominently in such good company.
While Alutiq was found wanting in that sort of class, this more modest affair should be within her compass, particularly as she is vastly favoured at the weights.
Officially rated upwards of 5lb above all her rivals, Alutiq should take all the beating.
First Warning is worth supporting as he has his first start outside of maiden company in the Betdaq - The Sports Betting Exchange Handicap.
He finally opened his account at the third attempt at Kempton last October, showing plenty of determination to eventually win by three-quarters of a length.
The handicapper has allotted an initial mark of 78 for Tim Pitt's runner and he could turn out to be a shade better than that.
La Estrella can bring up a record 24th victory on the all-weather in the 32Red On The App Store Claiming Stakes at Lingfield.
The 11-year-old is without doubt at his complete best at Southwell but with the notable landmark now in sight, trainer Don Cantillon is clearly keen to strike while the iron is hot.
Strictly on the ratings, La Estrella has plenty in hand of his rivals and while Lingfield is not his favoured venue, he has placed on more than one occasion there in the past.
Bowie Boy looked a promising prospect when third at this track last month and can go a couple of places better in the 32Red On The App Store Median Auction Maiden Stakes.
He was noted staying on particularly well that day and should be much better with that experience under his belt.