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  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: December 4 2012, 18:11 GMT

Anita Chambers likes the look of Cayuga at Kempton on Wednesday - she has a pick for every UK race.

Donald McCain: Trains Doyly Carte

CATTERICK: 12.20 Ritsi, 12.50 Blades Lad, 1.20 Doberdan, 1.50 Bogside, 2.20 Doyly Carte, 2.50 Amroth Bay, 3.20 Maison De Ville.

HEREFORD: 12.40 Long Wave, 1.10 Monarch's Way, 1.40 Ajman, 2.10 Anay Turge, 2.40 Noble Perk, 3.10 Prime Edition, 3.40 Rifle Shot.

KEMPTON: 3.50 CAYUGA (NAP), 4.20 Bellitudo, 4.50 Bull Bay, 5.20 Avatar Star, 5.50 Leelu, 6.20 Herschel, 6.50 See The Storm, 7.20 Warbond.

LINGFIELD: 12.00 Yarroom, 12.30 Sonko, 1.00 Dusty Red, 1.30 Cathedral, 2.00 Thereabouts, 2.30 Ajeeb, 3.00 Epic Storm, 3.30 Murphy.

WEXFORD: 12.15 Dr Linzi, 12.45 Carries Darling, 1.15 Speed Dial, 1.45 Thouva, 2.15 Clairs Choice, 2.45 Salsify, 3.15 Shake The Tree.

DOUBLE: Cayuga and Avatar Star

Cayuga can make a winning start for new trainer Brett Johnson in the Win Big With Betdaq Multiples Handicap at Kempton. on Wednesday.

Formerly trained by Sir Michael Stoute, the Montjeu colt changed hands for 24,000 guineas at Tattersalls in October after failing to live up to his impeccable breeding.

As a half-brother to the smart Zacinto, plenty must have been expected of Cayuga but after three fruitless attempts in maiden company, it took a drop to handicap level at Lingfield for him to finally come good.

That was quite an impressive performance back in August, winning by two and a half lengths with plenty still in the tank off a mark of 73.

Cayuga still looked a little green on that occasion, too, but plans were derailed as he needed treatment for a foot injury after the race and has not run since.

He has obviously left Stoute's care in that time as well, but off a mark of 81 now, Johnson should still have plenty to work with in this new recruit.

Avatar Star makes his debut in handicap company in the Betdaq Casino Games Nursery after three attempts in maidens yielded just a third place.

He showed a liking for the Kempton Polytrack on that latter occasion and back on that surface again, he should also appreciate the switch up to a mile.

Yarroom was a seven-length maiden winner at Wolverhampton last time and is hard to oppose attheraces.com Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Nursery even off a mark of 85.

Fourth and third on his first couple of efforts, the Cape Cross colt really sparkled at Dunstall Park when making all over seven furlongs.

While he did have things go his own way in what was a competitive heat, there could be little arguing with the comfortable style of his victory and he must surely be a bit better still.

Doyly Carte made quite an impression on her hurdles bow at Musselburgh and she can follow up at Catterick.

As a half-sister to Dandino, this Doyen filly might have been expected to make an impact on the level before perhaps making the switch to obstacles.

However, connections decided to bide their time with this late-maturing type and their patience paid dividends as she won one of her three bumper starts last season.

She made an excellent start to this campaign with victory in Scotland, quickening away three flights from home before powering on by 11 lengths.

Trainer Donald McCain gives her another relatively low-key task in the yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk Mares' Novices' Hurdle but Doyly Carte looks a very useful prospect.

Monarch's Way is worth noting as he makes his fencing debut in the bet365.com Novices' Chase at Hereford.

He was a consistent performer for John Ferguson last year but paid the price with an escalating handicap mark and a switch in disciplines will obviously alleviate that problem in the short term.


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