Enter the Fray

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: August 8 2014, 20:13 BST

Anita Chambers believes Fray can make light of a rise in the weights at Newmarket. Our expert has a tip for every race.

Roger Charlton trains the progressive Fray
Roger Charlton trains the progressive Fray

BRIGHTON: 2.10 Mecado, 2.40 Cabuchon, 3.10 Stilla Afton, 3.40 Serena Grae, 4.10 Panther Patrol, 4.40 Blue Bounty, 5.10 Johnny Splash.

HAYDOCK: 5.50 Evervescent, 6.20 Mighty Warrior, 6.55 War Paint, 7.25 Avonvalley, 8.00 Dr No, 8.30 Latin Charm.

LINGFIELD: 2.20 Paris Carver, 2.50 Portamento, 3.20 Saarrem, 3.50 Oasis Mirage, 4.20 Dumbfounded, 4.50 Roring Samson, 5.20 Ragged Robbin.

MUSSELBURGH: 2.00 Chances Are, 2.30 Alans Pride, 3.00 Sugar Town, 3.30 Red Pike, 4.00 Dark Ruler, 4.30 Rocky Two, 5.00 Geanie Mac.

NEWMARKET: 5.40 Azraff, 6.10 Ciaras Cookie, 6.45 Beach Samba, 7.15 Joyful Sound, 7.50 FRAY (NAP), 8.20 Go Far.

TIPPERARY: 5.35 Folk Law, 6.05 Sir Maximilian, 6.35 Shipyard, 7.05 East India, 7.40 Not Really, 8.10 Millington, 8.40 Beau Michael.

DOUBLE: Fray and Beach Samba.

Fray can shrug off a 7lb hike in the weights to hit the target once again in the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association EBF Stallions Fillies' Handicap at Newmarket.

Roger Charlton's filly boasts a nice bit of form in that she was beaten just over five lengths by all-conquering filly Taghrooda last year on her debut before following up with her own maiden success at Newmarket at the backend of last term.

While Fray is clearly not of Taghrooda's calibre she showed she has ability of her own when making a successful belated handicap start, again at Headquarters, last month.

Racing off a mark of 74, she made light work of her six rivals, winning by upwards of three lengths without ever really being put under serious pressure.

The handicapper clearly did not miss her potential as she has since shot up the ratings, but Fray looked to have plenty more in the locker that day and is still on an upwards curve.

Go Far can make it a swift double for Alan Bailey in the £10 Free Bet At 32RedSport.com Handicap.

The four-year-old had been knocking on the door all season but finally enjoyed his moment in the spotlight when beating Zanetto by five lengths at Yarmouth last week.

He must shoulder a 6lb penalty for that success but that does not appear too harsh and he could easily rack up a bit of a sequence with a nice confidence-booster under his belt.

Beach Samba hails from a family of precocious types and is definitely one to watch in the Firestone Building Products Maiden Stakes, particularly as Ed Dunlop has booked Frankie Dettori for the ride.

Haydock stages the second of its three-day fixture and Dr No should be supported as he dips in class for the Irish Champions Weekend EBF Novice Stakes.

Richard Hannon has set this Aussie Rules colt some tough tasks following his Nottingham win over Aktabantay back in May.

He ran with credit when only three lengths behind The Wow Signal in the Coventry at Royal Ascot but could not build on that when pitched into the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last week.

Dr No finished last of eight runners on that occasion but he did not look totally at home on the track and received a few bumps when the pace upped a notch.

Ryan Moore was far from hard on him at the finish that day and it will be disappointing if he cannot win here given his potential lofty targets later in the year.

Dark Ruler can benefit from returning to a more conventional track in the Archerfield Cup at Musselburgh.

He ran with credit when third to course specialist Beacon Lady at Epsom in April and should be refreshed after a nice break.

Stilla Afton can finally make her mark switched from maiden company in Brighton's Redwood Park School, Cosham Handicap, while Roring Samson is the choice in the Indus Catering Handicap at Lingfield.