Let the Good Time roll

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: November 14 2012, 16:02 GMT

Havin' A Good Time is Anita Chambers' nap of the day for Thursday - she has a selection for every race taking place in the UK and Ireland.

Roger Varian: Trains Havin' A Good Time

CLONMEL: 12.55 Lord Of Lords, 1.25 Chu Chu Thomas, 1.55 Allee Garde, 2.25 Sizing Europe, 2.55 Great Oak, 3.25 Code Of The West, 3.55 Turnandgo.

KEMPTON: 4.25 Norfolk Sky, 4.55 Gaelic Ice, 5.25 Al Jamal, 5.55 Gamble, 6.25 Lean On Pete, 6.55 Exotic Isle, 7.25 Laughing Rock, 7.55 Kinglami.

LUDLOW: 1.00 Tidal Way, 1.30 Dark Energy, 2.00 Nudge And Nurdle, 2.30 Prince Of Dreams, 3.00 Karazhan, 3.30 Hold Court, 4.00 Lord Navits.

SOUTHWELL: 12.20 Bubbly Ballerina, 12.50 Windforpower, 1.20 Lilac Lace, 1.50 Quan, 2.20 HAVIN' A GOOD TIME (NAP), 2.50 Elysian Heights, 3.20 Llewellyn, 3.50 Scarlet Rocks.

TAUNTON: 1.10 Well Mett, 1.40 Young Mags, 2.10 Savant Bleu, 2.40 The Romford Pele, 3.10 Educated Son, 3.40 Malin Head, 4.10 Noble Friend.

DOUBLE: Havin' A Good Time and Elysian Heights.

Havin' A Good Time made a relatively late start to her career but she can continue to make up for lost time with another win at Southwell on Thursday.

Roger Varian did not send the three-year-old to the track until June and she hardly made a memorable impression by beating just one home in an average heat at Warwick.

However, she turned in a much improved performance when winning next time out at Wolverhampton and she has not really looked back since.

A couple of placed efforts were punctuated by a win at at Lingfield in September but Havin' A Good Time really impressed when winning at this venue last time.

Having a first try on the Fibresand, the Jeremy filly showed plenty of dash in running out a five-length winner with plenty still in the locker.

The handicapper has put her up 12lb for that success and while that is a pretty hefty raise, Havin' A Good Time should be good enough to defy the extra burden in division two of the Game Is Up Handicap.

Elysian Heights is worth watching as he tackles the 12-furlong Download Our iPhone App Handicap for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies and his jockey son William.

The four-year-old is half-brother to a Group Three-winning sprinter as well as a Group One-placed miler so he would perhaps not be the most likely of stayers.

However, the Naunton handler must surely be mapping out a hurdles campaign after the son of Galileo was picked up for just 2,500 guineas at Tattersalls in October 2011.

Unplaced in three maiden starts as a juvenile for Jeremy Noseda, Elysian Heights did not race at all in 2011 so he could be forgiven for needing his debut when down the field at Nottingham just over two weeks ago.

Two miles on testing ground was a tough ask after a long layoff but Elysian Heights plugged away at the finish and will almost certainly strip fitter in this shorter heat.

Exotic Isle is the choice in the 32Red Nursery at Kempton after winning at the track back in September.

Disappointing on her debut at Sandown back in May, Ralph Beckett's charge was sidelined by injury through the summer but made a hugely promising return when switched to the all-weather.

The Exceed And Excel filly looked in need of the experience as she race awkwardly before the penny finally dropped in the closing stages and she went on for a half-length verdict.

Exotic Isle probably won with a little in hand that day and switched to handicap company now, she is an interesting contender off a mark of 71.

Course winner Hold Court is worth an interest in the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Introductory Hurdle at Ludlow.

The Evan Williams-trained five-year-old was a dual bumper winner and really impressed on his first start over timber round here, suggesting he will be hard to be beat in this better grade.

Following a fall at Bangor last time, Savant Bleu is fancied to get off the mark over fences in the Bathwick Tyres Beginners' Chase at Taunton.


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