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Saturday racing tips

DONCASTER: 1.45 Galileo Glass, 2.20 Albegone, 2.55 Theyazin, 3.30 Finest Sound, 4.02 Prince Of Abington, 4.37 Ubahha.

GALWAY: 12.50 Golden Beach, 1.25 Handel, 2.00 Snag It, 2.35 Alpine Sierra, 3.13 Nectaris, 3.48 Cool And Clever, 4.20 Longbourn, 4.50 We’ll Go Again.

GOODWOOD: 1.20 Just Frank, 1.55 Royal Scimitar, 2.30 Urban Artist, 3.05 Wonderful Tonight, 3.40 HURRICANE IVOR (NAP), 4.10 Tartan Chief, 4.45 Fantasy Believer.

HAMILTON: 5.45 I’m a Gambler, 6.20 Tanasoq, 6.50 Que Amoro, 7.20 Chichester, 7.50 Party Rebel, 8.20 Cedar Rapids, 8.50 Temper Trap.

LINGFIELD: 5.00 Night Eagle, 5.35 Blue Beret, 6.05 Zartaj, 6.35 Way To Win, 7.05 Marlay Park, 7.35 Kalash Princess, 8.05 Ivadream.

NEWMARKET: 1.00 Calm Skies, 1.35 Adaay To Remember, 2.10 Rosa Mystica, 2.45 Yesyes, 3.20 Big Kitten, 3.55 Twaasol, 4.30 Ranchero.

DOUBLE: Hurricane Ivor and Wonderful Tonight

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Hurricane Ivor could be the solution to the tricky equation that is the Unibet Stewards’ Cup.

Now with William Haggas after spending his first two seasons in France, the four-year-old has made rapid strides from an initially disappointing effort at York in May to appearing to win in what was a controversial dead heat at Sandown.

Hurricane Ivor looked to have finished clearly in front in one image at the Esher track, but due to some technical issues it was officially declared a dead heat.

Haggas turned him out at Ascot a week later and Hurricane Ivor again ran with credit, beaten a short head by Significantly after racing on the unfavoured side of the track.

He was four lengths clear of the rest of his group that day, a result which has resulted in the handicapper boosting his rating by 4lb by 103.

However, due to the timing of that run, Hurricane Ivor can line up off a mark of 100 here, putting him 3lb well in with few concerns about moving back up to six furlongs or the prospect of any ease in the ground.

Royal Scimitar is one to keep in mind for the consolation event, the Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap, after a fine effort in defeat at Newmarket recently.

Wonderful Tonight can concede weight all round in the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes.

David Menuisier’s charge was declared for last week’s King George at Ascot, but with the forecast rain failing to arrive in time for the four-year-old, she missed out on a Group One date.

Ascot’s loss is certainly Goodwood’s gain as the Le Havre filly is a real class act – as evidenced by her effortless victory in the Hardwicke Stakes at the Royal meeting, where she accounted for Broome – who went on to take the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud – with the minimum of fuss.

The four-year-old enjoyed a golden autumn in 2020, winning both the Prix de Royallieu and the Fillies & Mares Stakes on Champions Day, and she is clearly at the same kind of level this term judged on that Ascot run.

Stepping back up to a mile and six furlongs – the same trip as the Royallieu – is no issue for Wonderful Tonight while any further rain would be a huge plus.

Divinely looks a huge danger in receipt of over a stone from the selection, but Wonderful Tonight is a proven Group One performer.

Urban Artist has been performing with credit in Group and Listed company, so should feel the benefit of a move back in quality for the Summer Handicap.

She was a winner at this track off a mark of 80 back in August, and the fact she is now on a perch of 99 speaks volumes for her progression.

Yesyes makes the leap to Listed company in the British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes at Newmarket.

Impressive in beating Eileendover on her racecourse bow in May, she followed up with a cosy success at Lingfield earlier in July, with tardy starts proving no bar to success on either occasion.

Her mark of 90 leaves her with a bit to find against some of her rivals here, but she is on the upgrade and her St Leger entry later in the year perhaps indicates the regard in which she is held by Ralph Beckett.

Que Amoro can get off the mark for the year as she drops in company for the British Stallion Studs EBF Soba Conditions Stakes at Hamilton.

Michael Dods’ charge posted a career-best effort when running Battaash close in last year’s Nunthorpe, being beaten just a length, but a subsequent trip to the Curragh yielded a disappointing result and Que Amoro has yet to really fire in two runs so far this term.

She paid the price for setting a lightning pace in the King’s Stand at Ascot and did not seem to enjoy her recent York outing when she could not get on the early lead and came home ninth of 10 in something of a bunch finish.

Dods has opted to move down in company in search of a confidence boost and the conditions of the race certainly give her the upper hand.

Finest Sound bounced back from a disappointing Hunt Cup effort to finish fourth behind Accidental Agent last time and a repeat of that form should be good enough in the Cazoo Handicap at Doncaster while Blue Beret can make a swift return pay in Lingfield’s Cazoo Handicap.


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