Steve Mullen guides you through Friday’s racing from Ascot, Thirsk, Uttoxeter, Newmarket, Chepstow and York
JOUSI has already shown her liking for this 7f trip when a close-up fourth on debut at Newmarket last time out. She improved as the race went on and was just run out of it in the closing stages.
She should come on for that and get the better of the useful Indicia.
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The Hannon team have won three of the past four runnings of this so their MAGHAWEER must be the one to take a close look at.
There are plenty of juvenile winners in his family and he should know his job. As usual in these races the betting will be a good guide.
MISTER MANDURO ran no sort of race at Haydock last time but had earlier looked a nice stayer in the making.
He was beaten four lengths in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot and has had a little help from the handicapper thanks to his modest run last time. He stays well and should be in the shake-up.
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GOLDEN STUNNER was an excellent second in the Group 3 Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse last time out. That was after two excellent efforts at York where she won a hot handicap and went down by a neck at this Listed level.
This mile trip is no problem and she still has few miles on the clock for her age.
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APPEARED loves it around here as he showed when winning a handicap by an impressive four lengths in May. That earned him a crack at the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at the Royal meeting where he was second of the 19 hopefuls.
He’s gone up just 3lb for that and he should go close again.
COPPER KNIGHT drops back into handicaps after finding Listed company a little too hot at York last time out. He did look up to that company when third at Sandown and has taken his past two handicaps with plenty in hand.
This trip suits and a bit of juice in the ground will be no problem either.
MIDNIGHT MALIBU was nabbed right on the line at Haydock last time and can go one better off the same mark here, with Rachel Richardson taking off an extra 3lb.
She likes to go from the front and has winning form on fast and soft ground. She has a win around here to her name which also bodes well.
1.20 Cameo Star
2.20 Juliet Capulet
2.55 Silver Starlight
4.05 Oriental Lilly
2.30 Knight Commander
3.05 Deadly Move
3.40 Green Zone
4.15 Miss Spent
4.45 Cut The Corner
6.30 Pomme De Terre
8.00 Calder Prince
8.30 Sheepscar Lad
5.35 Cainhoe Star
6.10 Festival Of Ages
6.40 Nobleman’s Nest
7.10 Joe’s Spirit
7.40 Prize Diva
8.10 The Grand Visir
6.20 Bradfield Magic
6.50 Peach Melba
7.20 Black Dave
8.20 Easy Wind
8.50 Pretty Obvious