Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tillie out to Add to Winning Tally

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tillie out to Add to Winning Tally

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TILLIETUDLEM can benefit from the 'Hanagan factor' when he goes on a Beverley retrieval mission in the 125th Year of Watt Memorial Handicap.

Jim Goldie's prolific four-year-old has won five of his six starts on the level this year - with the sole reverse coming in East Yorkshire three runs ago.

An out-and-out stayer, things did not fall right for him that day and his stamina was perhaps not used to its full potential.

Title-chasing jockey Paul Hanagan takes the ride and looks a most significant booking for a horse that has been expertly placed and might have a deal more to give yet.

The likeable Hanagan can bag another vital winner in his fight to keep a couple of steps ahead of Ryan Moore in the championship race, courtesy of Cono Zur in the Aunty Eve Apple Pie Claiming Stakes.

Now with Ruth Carr after bolting up in a seller for Mark Johnston, that confidence-boosting success at Redcar will have done him the world of good and he is well up to winning again in this sort of company.

Middleham handler Johnston rarely leaves a meeting at the moment without a winner and Avonrose should keep his momentum going from the bottom of the weights in the Happy Birthday Philip Megginson Handicap.

Tried in Listed company as a juvenile, the handicapper has definitely given her a chance now off a mark of 70.

A not-totally-disgraced ninth in a maiden won by the Group One-placed Rainfall, Piddie's Power has progressed with racing and is interesting now she goes handicapping the totepool A Better Way To Bet Handicap.

John Jenkins' My Flame generally runs well at Brighton and is a tentative pick back at the seaside venue in the IT First Handicap. Hanagan heads to Musselburgh in the evening, where he looks to hold strong claims for Kevin Ryan on Bold Bidder in the toteexacta Nursery. …

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