Marley Roca looks magic
Our gallops reporter has been to the Midlands to check out some of Paul Webber's forthcoming runners.
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Paul Webber sent his workers along his steep rubber all-weather at Cropredy Lawn and the trainer will monitor weather developments in finalising plans in the run-up to Christmas.
MARLEY ROCA was eye-catching as he traversed the gallop twice in company with ETOILE TANTUM and SCAMPI BOY.
However, the former needs good ground which has had Webber eyeing a race at Leicester, where conditions on the chase course are less testing than most following an unusually high amount of rainfall in middle England.
AUSTRALIA DAY is one of the most versatile horses in training and this winner on the Flat, over hurdles and fences may make another foray to Spain.
Already a winner in Listed company at San Sebastian this year, the grey could journey to Mijas racecourse for a similar contest in late February.
RYSBRACK, well backed when running into one at Kempton, will avoid the winter ground and is on hold for better conditions. He looked in zestful mood in his stretch with MONEYMIX.
It's heartening to connections that the value of the Kempton form was given a good endorsement by the winner, Golden Hoof.
GUEST OF HONOUR caught the eye as he came up with BAYLEYS DREAM and LEMON DROP RED.
The unraced Guest Of Honour will represent top connections when he surfaces, probably in the New Year.
SIXTY SOMETHING has taken his Bangor exertions in his stride and looks a fine prospect for fences next season.
CANTLOW is in good order after Monday's Plumpton triumph and has qualified to try to pick up a £60,000 bonus put up by that course for any horse that wins over fences there and in a chase at the Cheltenham Festival.