Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

You'd Be Mad to Ignore Millie

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

You'd Be Mad to Ignore Millie

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MAD MILLIE can be followed with earnest in the Book Now For Saturday 18th September Handicap (5.00) at Catterick.

David O'Meara's three-year-old filly made an encouraging start for new connections at Thirsk two months ago when staying on for second behind Imperial Djay, who is two years older and far more experienced.

He was not without support that day, suggesting he was pretty wound-up for his seasonal bow, and also did well to overcame a troubling wide draw.

Mad Millie should be a lot fitter for this assignment and remains intriguingly weighted off a mark of 58 - especially as he was considered good enough to compete at Group Two level as a juvenile.

Comedy Act also makes considerable appeal in the Handicap (3.30).

Sir Mark Prescott's three-yearold must defy a 7lb rise in the weights, but looks a textbook improver from Heath House.

Main cause for optimism can be derived from his victory at Haydock last month when he easily defeated Bowdler's Magic, who has since trotted up at Sandown before competing at Glorious Goodwood.

While he could be destined for one of the big National Hunt yards in the fulness of time, Comedy Act is clearly adept over these exacting trips on the level and can continue his climb along the ratings in North Yorkshire.

Advertisement can claim a longoverdue success at Chepstow. Jeremy Noseda's three-year-old has been unlucky this season, finishing second on his last three starts.

Although some judges have been quick to place him in the ''ungenuine'' category, such a claim is unfair.

Advertisement has simply bumped into decent horses like Udabaa, Rule Breaker and Valencha, and will be desperately unfortunate if there is another tartar lurking in the Absolute Recruitment Maiden Stakes (4.15).

Manasha made an inauspicious racing debut but is clearly now warming to her task and wins the vote in the Rhomco Consulting Ltd Median Auction Maiden Fillies' Stakes (2. …

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