Stoute to leave Indelible mark
Ashley Iveson says Sir Michael Stoute's Indelible Ink can strike at Redcar on Sunday - he has a tip in every race.
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CURRAGH: 2.15 Sidra, 2.45 Ohh Lala, 3.15 Afternoon Sunlight, 3.45 My Titania, 4.15 Blue Ridge Lane, 4.45 Kernoff, 5.15 Supposing.
NEWTON ABBOT: 2.20 Black Cow, 2.50 Plum Pudding, 3.20 Royale's Charter, 3.50 Kitegen, 4.20 Byron Blue, 4.50 Think Its All Over, 5.20 Carmino.
REDCAR: 2.10 INDELIBLE INK (NAP), 2.40 Buzz Law, 3.10 Monarch Maid, 3.40 Gala Casino Star, 4.10 Head Space, 4.40 No Poppy, 5.10 Sicilian Bay, 5.40 Beat The Shower.
STRATFORD: 2.30 Calaf, 3.00 Laser Blazer, 3.30 Qulinton, 4.00 Pearl Spice, 4.30 River Clare, 5.00 The Bay Bandit, 5.30 Petrovic.
TIPPERARY: 2.35 Goline, 3.05 Rodriguez, 3.35 Royal Chief, 4.05 Raise Hell, 4.35 Wells China, 5.05 Big Generator, 5.35 Macbride.
DOUBLE: Indelible Ink and Royale's Charter.
Sir Michael Stoute has had just a couple of runners at Redcar in the past five seasons, making the presence of Indelible Ink of huge interest in the British Stallion Studs EBF Yorkshire Regiment Maiden Stakes.
Given it is a round trip of well over 400 miles from Newmarket to the Tees Valley circuit, it is no surprise the leading trainer's raids have been so infrequent, yet Indelible Ink makes the long journey north on the horsebox alone.
As a product of Ballymacoll Stud, the Invincible Spirit gelding is stoutly-bred, with half-sister Liber Nauticus a Group Three winner in last year's Musidora Stakes at York.
Despite racing over an inadequate distance of six furlongs, Indelible Ink's debut at Newmarket was not without promise as he finished sixth without being knocked around and the form looks sound, with the third home Fanciful Angel winning since.
Stoute's juvenile steps up to seven furlongs for this second appearance, which appears less taxing than his first, and connections will surely be disappointed if he fails to come home with the money.
No Poppy is dangerously well handicapped on her best form and is capable of snapping a long losing run in the First World War 100th Anniversary Fillies' Handicap.
The six-year-old was rated in the 90s after winning five times during a tremendous 2012 campaign, but a largely disappointing run of form has seen her mark fall to just 71 ahead of her latest assignment.
That said, it is not that long ago she was placed off a mark of 83 and even this year there have been signs of promise racing on ground faster than ideal.
She ran no sort of race at Doncaster, but is clearly better than that and is worth backing at a track where she has won before, particularly if the rain arrives.
Royale's Charter rates the best bet at Newton Abbot in the Happy 18th Birthday Scott Butler Handicap Hurdle.
The eight-year-old has posted his best efforts over fences to date, but as a result is almost a stone better off over the smaller obstacles.
He has still managed to win twice over timber and his latest effort in defeat at Worcester, when third behind the talented Vulcanite, was a fine performance.
With conditions similarly quick in Devon this weekend, he should take plenty of stopping.
Qulinton can defy top-weight in the Technicair Air Conditioning And Ventilation Engineers Handicap Chase at Stratford.
Another horse who has fallen down the weights since the peak of his career a few years ago, the 10-year-old appeared to retain plenty of enthusiasm when making every yard of the running and bolting up over hurdles at this track at the end of May.
Given that was his first victory since winning Market Rasen's Summer Plate three years ago, the triumph should have boosted his confidence significantly ahead of his return to the chasing game.
He is not quite as well treated over the larger obstacles, but is still rated 5lb below that Market Rasen winning mark and can continue his revival.