Dominion to rule at Southwell
Nick Grant is backing Graham Lee to guide No Dominion to another victory at Southwell as he previews all of today's action.
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FAKENHAM: 1.00 Tower, 1.30 Benny The Swinger, 2.00 Brady, 2.30 Arkaim, 3.00 Farewellatmidnight, 3.30 Everdon Brook.
FOLKESTONE: 12.40 Old Dreams, 1.10 Dollar Bill, 1.40 Shutthefrontdoor, 2.10 Todareistodo, 2.40 Just Josie, 3.10 Oranger, 3.40 Just Walking Jack.
SOUTHWELL: 12.20 Five Hearts, 12.50 Captain Royale, 1.20 Kicken Off, 1.50 Handiwork, 2.20 Only For You, 2.50 Bold Marc, 3.20 NO DOMINION (NAP), 3.50 Spring Secret.
DOUBLE: No Dominion and Captain Royale
Graham Lee has struck up an instant rapport with No Dominion and the pair are expected to make it a hat-trick of wins in the 32Red Handicap at Southwell.
The Fibresand at the Nottinghamshire venue also seems to suit James Given's three-year-old, who won last time in the manner of a horse with a bit more to come yet, albeit at this moderate level.
With the market speaking in his favour that day, Lee timed it perfectly, as he has done many times during a dream switch to the level from the jumping game.
Up 6lb for that makes life a little harder, but following a horse and jockey in form in these sort of events is rarely a bad course of action.
Captain Royale has not been on the sand for while but finished the turf season in fair heart and can give Lee a double in the 32Red.com Handicap.
Tracy Waggott's seven-year-old should be suited to the surface as he acts well with cut in the ground and in his younger days he was quite highly tried.
Off the same mark as when second on his last run at Redcar, this looks as good an opportunity as any.
Kicken Off ought to be good enough in the 32Red.com Selling Sakes after her second in a similar race here last week.
Phil McEntee's youngster again sports the blinkers that had a reasonably positive effect on their first application and this seven furlongs might suit a bit better now than the six she has done most of her racing at.
Silvestre de Sousa's booking for Only For You is quite interesting in the 32Red.com Nursery.
Alan Brown's filly is exposed but ran her best race yet when third here last time, beaten less than two lengths and with her rider found to have weighed in 2lb heavy.
Back to six furlongs is in her favour and the engagement of De Sousa suggests she can build on that last run.
Michael Bell's Handiwork will not need to be anything special to take the Margaret Rice Memorial Median Auction Maiden Stakes on his debut in the colours of the Queen.
Just Josie has to be of interest in the toteswinger Handicap Chase at Folkestone.
Sheena West's mare looked much improved for handicapping over fences when recording back-to-back wins at the Westenhanger circuit, those coming in December last year and at the end of January.
She was heavily eased on the latter occasion, and a 10lb higher mark is no obstacle judged on that.
What is more of a worry is her lengthy absence, but if she is fit enough to do herself justice then she is the one to beat.
Farewellatmidnight can defy a penalty in the Weatherbys Bank Mares' Handicap Chase at Fakenham.
Alex Hales' charge could hardly have done it better at Market Rasen earlier in the month, making most of the running to win with plenty in hand.
She has winning form around here, too, and ground conditions should be just about ideal.