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Ashley Iveson makes Bella Brazil his best Thursday bet and he has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

NAP: Bella Brazil 1.55 Newcastle

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Next best: Noble Behest 12.15 Newcastle

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Bella Brazil is an intriguing challenger from Ireland in the feature event of the afternoon at Newcastle.

A winner on her second start for David Barron at Redcar last May, the daughter of Clodovil failed to deliver on that early promise in her next five starts, prompting owner Peter Savill to send her to Jessica Harrington.

The change of scenery appears to have had the desired effect, as Bella Brazil returned to Britain to make a winning debut for the Moone-based trainer in some style at Kempton, despite running from 5lb out of the handicap.

Although she looked to have her work cut out turning for home, she ended up powering clear of a few highly-rated rivals and there is every chance of further improvement in the locker.

With the ever-impressive Hollie Doyle in the saddle once more, Bella Brazil looks sure to make her presence felt in the Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Handicap.

Noble Behest is expected to continue his winning streak in the opening Betway Handicap.

The six-year-old's record of eight victories from 18 career starts is not to be sniffed at - and he has not looked back since registering his first success since joining Ian Williams at Chelmsford in November.

The margin of his next triumph at Wolverhampton was a narrow one, but he fairly bolted up when completing the hat-trick at Southwell on Sunday.

A 5lb penalty is unlikely to be enough to stop him going in again just four days later.

Agent Shiftwell rates the best bet on the twilight fixture at Chelmsford.

Following autumn placed efforts at Windsor and Newcastle respectively, the Stuart Williams-trained colt justified odds-on favouritism when making it third time lucky at Wolverhampton.

The speedy son of Equiano made all the running at Dunstall Park - and as long as he gets off to a good start, he is likely to take plenty of pegging back again as he enters open company on a mark of 75 in the Irish Lotto At totesport.com Handicap.

It is one of the big days of the season at Catterick, with the Watt Fences North Yorkshire Grand National taking centre stage.

The vote goes to the locally-trained Little Bruce, who rarely runs a bad race for Phil Kirby.

His last nine starts have yielded two wins and five placed finishes - and on his last run over fences he was seen finishing second at Cheltenham.

The Yeats gelding made his reappearance over hurdles at Doncaster during the festive period and with that run likely to have blown away a few cobwebs, he should be primed for his return to the larger obstacles.

Sporting Life tips:

CATTERICK: 12.25 Cawthorne Lad, 1.00 Versifier, 1.35 Ask Paddy, 2.05 Pileon, 2.40 Little Bruce, 3.10 Nefyn Point, 3.45 Groveman.

CHELMSFORD: 4.00 Kadrizzi, 4.30 Roca Magica, 5.00 Kyllachy Dragon, 5.30 Agent Shiftwell, 6.00 Homesick Boy, 6.30 The British Lion, 7.00 Arabian Moon.

CLONMEL: 12.20 Getaway Gorgeous, 12.50 Still Alive, 1.25 Tiger Tap Tap, 2.00 Fancy Foundations, 2.30 Fighting Fit, 3.05 Trumps Ace, 3.35 Presenting Europe.

LEICESTER: Abandoned

NEWCASTLE: 12.15 Noble Behest, 12.45 Curfewed, 1.20 Proceeding, 1.55 BELLA BRAZIL (NAP), 2.25 Tathmeen, 3.00 Beechwood Jim Bob, 3.30 Corked, 4.05 Clareyblue.

DOUBLE: Bella Brazil and Noble Behest.


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