Side with Sydney at Towcester

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: January 30 2013, 22:28 GMT

Anita Chambers previews Thursday's meetings in the UK with selections for every race. Her nap comes on the card at Towcester.

Donald McCain: Trains Sydney Paget

LINGFIELD: 1.30 The Mongoose, 2.00 Elusive Thought, 2.30 Putin, 3.00 Waterloo Dock, 3.30 Neige D'Antan, 4.00 Storm Runner, 4.30 Jack My Boy.

TOWCESTER: 1.20 SYDNEY PAGET (NAP), 1.50 Grimley Girl, 2.20 Thunderstorm, 2.50 Domoly, 3.20 Loxendor, 3.50 Noble Witness, 4.20 Kentford Legend.

WINCANTON: 1.40 Parsnip Pete, 2.10 Ambion Wood, 2.40 Royal Supreme, 3.10 Mon Mome, 3.40 Bobs Law, 4.10 Flying Award.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.50 Colbyor, 5.20 Hiddon Coin, 5.50 Seawood, 6.20 Extremely Alert, 6.50 Triple Dream, 7.20 Goldan Jess, 7.50 Armada Bay.

DOUBLE: Sydney Paget and Royal Charm.

Sydney Paget can finally get his head in front over fences in the Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Beginners' Chase at Towcester.

Donald McCain's runner was a reasonable performer over hurdles but suffered a crashing fall on his chasing bow.

A confidence-booster over hurdles helped put him back on track but he already looked beaten when a blunder cost him any chance at all of winning at Musselburgh.

The six-year-old is obviously on a steep learning curve at present, but is worth persevering with for a little longer.

Royal Charm is the choice in the Grolsch Handicap Chase at Wincanton despite a heavy defeat on his most recent outing.

He was beaten 25 lengths by Katenko at Sandown at the start of January but that was hardly a terrible effort as the progressive winner is now rated a lively outsider for the Gold Cup.

Three miles probably stretched his stamina that day and a step back in trip should help his chances.

Triple Dream has hit the bar in two all-weather starts so far this term but can make it third-time lucky at Wolverhampton.

The eight-year-old had a busy time of it in 2012 and trainer Milton Bradley decided to give him a well-earned rest at the end of September, with Triple Dream staying away from the track until the start of January.

He returned to action with a fine second at Kempton when he possibly paid the price for chasing the early pace and did not enjoy the best of runs.

Triple Dream then pitched up at Dunstall Park, where he had to settle for third behind Waking Warrior, albeit beaten just half a length.

He again found space getting a bit tight in the finish and still turned in a creditable effort, which has seen the handicapper raise him 1lb.

That run came just four days after his reappearance so it may well be there was a bit of the 'bounce' factor in play.

Triple Dream has every chance of regaining the winning thread here and claiming a first win since last August.

Hiddon Coin goes in search of a very swift double, and hat-trick in all, in the Classified Claiming Stakes.

A maiden winner as a juvenile, the three-year-old has made a cracking start to 2013 in winning twice over this course and distance.

He has beaten Windforpower on both those occasions, with his victory on revised terms particularly notable on Monday.

Claiming level obviously suits and David O'Meara's charge does not look to have finished improving - relatively speaking - yet.

Neige D'Antan was just edged out in the finish on her most recent outing but compensation awaits in the Play Golf At Lingfield Park Racecourse Handicap at the Surrey venue.

The four-year-old has thrived since switching to the all weather, winning one of her three outings since December, as well as being placed in the other two.

Sir Mark Prescott's filly was a narrow nose winner on her penultimate start before going down by the same distance last time.

Despite having to contend with a 3lb rise on that occasion, she was only caught in the dying strides and should continue to perform well.

Storm Runner can shrug off the extra 6lb he must shoulder for winning last week in the More Than Just A Racecourse Handicap.

George Margarson's charge won off a career high mark of 67, comfortably holding Super Duplex by half a length after appearing to be beaten over a furlong out.

While he has the extra weight to carry, connections obviously want to get another run in before Storm Runner is reassessed.