Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Star Set to Lead Dance This Time

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Star Set to Lead Dance This Time

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DANCE The Star could be deemed an unlucky loser when just touched off at Wolverhampton last time and can make amends as he returns to the Midlands tomorrow.

The four-year-old looked to hold every chance at the track over 12 furlongs last month, only to be hampered at a crucial point before staying on again in the finish.

The fact he finished just a neck behind Merchant Of Dubai suggests he would probably have been good enough to win if he had got a clear run. A 3lb rise for that does not look too harsh and David Simcock's runner can put up a bold show in the Text Your totesport Bet To 60021 Handicap.

Zelos Dream is worth noting as he makes a swift reappearance in the Bet totepool At Claiming Stakes.

He made it three third places on the bounce at Lingfield on Monday and is quickly pressed back into action.

Always Dixie can make it second-time lucky in Southwell's European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes.

A half-sister to nine-time winner Parkview Love, she looked to need more time when finishing third on her debut at Musselburgh back in April. Mark Johnston has duly backed off the filly, an intriguing contender in this seven-furlong heat.

Silver Birch proved to be a shade disappointing on his Cheltenham return last month but it can pay dividends to side with him once again in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase back at that track.

Gordon Elliott's 2007 Grand National hero clashes once again with Garde Champetre after finishing behind him on his latest two starts.

Silver Birch was just two lengths adrift at Punchestown in April but looked desperately in need of the outing when turning out in a similar event at Prestbury Park last month.

According To Pete ran a fine race when fifth in the Paddy Power and can go a few places better in the Neptune Investment Management Chase. …

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