Steve Mullen guides you through Tuesday’s racing from Newmarket, Exeter, Kempton, Ludlow and Southwell.
ELYAASAT comes from the William Haggas stable that won this last year with the classy Sky Kingdom. He is bred to be a superstar being a son of Frankel and, on breeding at least, looks an exciting prospect.
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LETHAL LUNCH was hopelessly green on his debut at Windsor last week and was five lengths off the pace. He was backed like a good thing though and should come on a bundle for the experience.
VIA EGNATIA finished last season winning a maiden here by seven lengths and it could have been a lot further. That was over a mile and, while he’ll need further than this in time, he showed plenty of zip.
VIA VIA was very impressive when winning on the all-weather at Newcastle last month. He finished last season by taking a competitive handicap here on similar ground to today’s. That comeback effort suggests he could have more up his sleeve despite being a five-year-old.
SALOUEN signed off his two-year-old season by finishing a close-up third in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. That was on the back of another runner-up spot in the highest class at Chantilly. That form is a long way ahead of these rivals, provided he has trained on from two to three. Khalidi looks best of the rest after an encouraging comeback third at Donny 16 days ago.
FIREFRIGHT showed lots of promise last season without ever getting his head in front. He wasn’t out of the frame in his four outings, which all came around this distance. One of those runs was in a big sales race at Doncaster and he looks capable of winning this.
OH SO SASSY is no spring chicken but she did well last season and clocked a rapid time when winning at Doncaster over this trip. The ground was similar that day and she went close off this mark last time out.
2.30 Talent To Amuse
3.05 Breath Of Blighty
3.40 Gibbes Bay
4.15 Sego Success
4.45 Stowaway Magic
5.20 Duke Of Lucca
3.55 Among Angels
4.25 Monsieur Jimmy
4.55 Ryedale Rio
5.25 Sugarloaf Mountain
5.10 Rouge Devils
5.40 San Satiro
6.10 Bronco Billy
6.00 Popping Along
7.00 Lord Huntingdon
7.30 Grams And Ounces
8.00 Dans Le Vent
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DUKE POWERS HOME
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result of the day
All 40 horses that ran in the 2017 Grand National have returned safely, officials confirm
The weights for the 2017 Grand National have been released with Gordon Elliott having ELEVEN horses guaranteed a run
Dig up dessie
Racing legend Desert Orchid’s ashes will be dug up after shock plans to sell off Kempton Park racecourse were announced
American sprinter Lady Aurelia will have her Royal Ascot prep run at Keeneland on Saturday
Dermot Weld has yet to pick a target for his talented filly Tocco D’Amore despite Classic entries
Matt Chapman’s racing tips for ITV’s racing from Lingfield and Newcastle this Friday
DANDY’S A GENIUS
Retiring trainer Dandy Nicholls labelled a “genius” by son and former jockey Adrian