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RACING

Oli Bell

Tudor City - 16.45 Sky Bet Handicap at York

Galway Hurdle winner is a huge player if transferring that sort of ability to the Flat off this mark for shrewd handler.


Simon Holt

Mustajeer (e.w) in 3.40 York at 16/1

There seem to be endless possibilities but, despite racing on the same mark (108) as when fourth behind Muntahaa 12 months ago, Mustajeer could be well handicapped.

The Ger Lyons-trained gelding was given plenty to do that day - ridden to get the trip according to his trainer - and finished with a rattle despite not having much room in the closing stages.

Ignoring two runs this season over a too-short mile-and-a-quarter (both races won by the high-class Magical), Mustajeer has shown possibly improved form at this trip, notably when worn down close home by the now 118-rated Master Of Reality in the Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan in April.

The 33/1 winner certainly proved that victory was no fluke when chasing home Stradivarius and Dee Ex Bee in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot next time.

On a more recent occasion, again over this distance, in late June, Mustajeer was again given plenty to do before staying on into fifth behind the progressive Twilight Payment in the Curragh Cup, form that has been boosted subsequently by Latrobe (second) and Southern France (fourth).

Off since, the selection has been trained for another bold bid and looks great each-way value in the hands of Colin Keane.


Fran Berry

Eminence - 2.25 York

The Sky Bet Melrose Handicap is a big-field puzzle but does feature my bet of the day in Aidan O'Brien's Eminence.

He's been placed at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood and smacks of a horse who will thrive for the move up to a mile and three-quarters here.

I still suspect there's mileage in his revised mark of 96, up 1lb since his third to Sir Ron Priestley at Goodwood.


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Matt Brocklebank

Wonderwork - 4.10 York

It’s a big day at York for Middleham trainer Karl Burke with Laurens and Kelly’s Dino bidding for big-race success on the Knavesmire. They both have to be feared in their respective races but Burke – who enjoyed a winner earlier in the week with Living In The Past taking the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes – could have an event better chance of striking with another two-year-old on Saturday in the shape of Wonderwork.

The son of all-conquering, first-season sire Night Of Thunder scorched the earth when making a winning debut at Thirsk at the start of the month, landing a massive gamble in style with a three and three-quarter length victory.

Burke is hoping Wonderwork could be top-class by the end of the year – mentioning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint as a potential target in a recent stable tour on these pages – so he should be up to holding his own in Listed company this weekend.

He might be overlooked in the betting but is well worth backing again given his lofty reputation at Spigot Lodge.


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FOOTBALL

George Pitts - Premier League

Paul Pogba suffered the embarrassment of having his penalty saved in the draw with Wolves and he can bounce back with a strike here. The French midfielder was impressive against Chelsea last time out at Old Trafford and he can make amends for his error, put on a show and get on the score sheet at 5/2.

Unai Emery could opt to start with Alexandre Lacazette on the bench, as he did at Newcastle, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spearheading the attack. Last season's Premier League joint-top scorer poses a real threat and you will rarely get him at 2/1 anytime. It's incredibly tempting considering he is clearly Arsenal's most dangerous player in the final third.

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Sporting Life ACCA

FULHAM will be looking to build upon their convincing 4-0 victory over Millwall in midweek as they welcome Nottingham Forest to Craven Cottage.

In Sky Bet League One, COVENTRY will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season as they host a Gillingham side without a victory on their tally.

It's also been an unbeaten start for CAMBRIDGE. This week sees them back in Sky Bet League Two action as they take on Oldham who sit second bottom with three losses.

Ryan Lowe has managed to get PLYMOUTH playing attractive, attacking football. They'll be hoping for a positive result at home as they welcome a Walsall side winless in three.

Tom Carnduff - EFL

Charlton are unbeaten in their four games so far - securing victories over Stoke and Blackburn while drawing with Barnsley and Nottingham Forest - and their home form will be crucial to staying up this season.

Brentford have won just one game and have four points on their tally. While we expected goals from this side, every game they have been involved in has seen under 2.5. Charlton have seen three or more goals in three of their four league contests so far

I'm going to put a selection up that I have already chosen once this season, and while it wasn't a winner that week, I've been encouraged from what I've seen from Leeds United's Adam Forshaw this season.

A slight tactical tweak from Marcelo Bielsa has allowed him further up the field throughout the course of the current campaign.

His new attacking position is reflected in the number of shots on his tally. Games against Brentford, Wigan and Bristol City - three victories for Bielsa's side - saw the midfielder post two or more shots.

Don't be put off by his goalscoring record in recent seasons, with the way he is now playing there should be a few on his tally by May.

Onto Super Sunday...City much too slick

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Three games on Sunday to get stuck into and we're backing a couple of comfortable wins for Spurs and Man City and a few goals at Molineux.

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Nick Robson previews all the action

Friday's racing preview

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