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Saturday Nap of the Day

LIGHT REFRAIN - 3.05 Royal Ascot (NAP)

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SWORD OF FATE - 2.00 Perth

SWORD OF FATE could be too sharp for his rivals in the St Johnstone FC Historic Cup Double Handicap Hurdle.

He has some decent hurdles form from earlier in the year and ran well over the extended two miles in a handicap chase at Cartmel earlier this month.

He can compete off a 1lb lower mark returning to timber at Perth and decent ground will be in his favour here.


PHOTOGRAPH - 2.25 Redcar

PHOTOGRAPH is a pretty obvious one but should take all the beating in the Racing TV Free For A Month Maiden Handicap at Redcar.

The Kodiac gelding didn't show much spark for Richard Hannon but stepped up on his stable debut run at Doncaster when second, beaten a length at Musselburgh when last seen.

He's had another break but should definitely be winning some small races for Declan Carroll and this represents a real opportunity.

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ISLE OF LISMORE - 3.55 Newmarket

The form of ISLE OF LISMORE's Catterick win last month hasn't worked out well at all but that matters not as he scored with bundles in hand under Joe Fanning.

It was bad ground that day but he won a Redcar maiden on good last summer too so quicker conditions wouldn't put me off either and, given trainer Robert Cowell's record at improving these sprinters as they mature, he looks up to defying a 10lb hike in the ratings.


MAKASHI – 7.25 Haydock

MAKASHI was a 100/1 shot when very nearly turning over a Roger Varian-trained hotpot at Doncaster last time, but he will warrant much more respect when lining up in the Casumo Proud To Support British Racing Handicap.

A well-bred son of Siyouni, he certainly has the pedigree to suggest he can win his fair share, and having disappointed at Nottingham on his penultimate start, shaped really well on Town Moor when travelling powerfully into the lead until only giving way close home.

He ought to maintain his progression now, and with Jack Mitchell taking over in the plate and a good draw to work with, he should prove very competitive going handicapping from a mark of 78.

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HEPTATHLETE - 8.50 Lingfield

HEPTATHLETE can go in again in the Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Fillies' Handicap at Lingfield.

The remarkable grey arrived from France around the turn of the year with a mark of 54 and immediately set about going through the handicap ranks here and at Wolverhampton.

She's won four times from just six starts and was never better than when returned to seven furlongs (well held over six the time before) with the cheekpieces back on at Wolves on April 28.

She's had a little break and it remains to be seen whether she can pick up where she left off but her sole visit to this course resulted in a tidy success and a 2lb rise for the latest victory doesn't look excessive at all. The trusty headgear is understandably retained.

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June winners...

  • Horsefly 2/1
  • Kemari 15/2 (NAP)
  • Montather 13/8
  • Jilly Cooper 2/1
  • Amtiyaz 33/1 (NAP)
  • Reina Del Mar 7/1
  • One Night Stand 100/30 (NAP)
  • Yccs Portocervo 15/8
  • Ariel 6/4
  • Quick Breath 4/1
  • Perfect Power 4/11
  • Bollin Margaret 9/2
  • The Waterman 12/1
  • The Lamplighter 4/1 (NAP)
  • Landofsmiles 9/2
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  • Tawaareq 15/8 (NAP)
  • As You Like 13/2
  • Yagan 2/5
  • Tardree 11/8
  • Ancient Times 11/10
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