Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cheers for Hooray; RACING PREVIEW

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cheers for Hooray; RACING PREVIEW

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HOORAY can bring good cheer to Sir Mark Prescott by scooping Listed honours at Newbury on Friday.

The flying filly is the only sprinter in the Bathwick Tyres St Hugh's Stakes (3.45) rated in the 100s and must have an outstanding chance dropped in class.

Prescott will unquestionably point to her run in Newmarket's Cherry Hinton Stakes as being his chief cause for optimism.

After all, the Invincible Spirit filly defied early traits of keenness before showing a really brisk turn of foot to finish third behind Memory.

Hooray also finished eighth behind that same rival in the Albany Stakes on her penultimate start, but essentially had little chance from a terrible draw.

Although she has another wide berth in Berkshire, the juvenile has clearly made breakneck progress in the summer and brings to the table the best form in the race.

With ground conditions seemingly ideal, she should also have little trouble competing over five furlongs for the first time in her career.

Forest Runner looks the sharpest juvenile on show for the Mitie Maiden Stakes at Nottingham (4.40).

A good second at Newmarket last time - his first start for 309 days - he should be well up to winning a race of this nature.

Albeed has also been found a great opportunity in the Handicap (5.15).

John Dunlop thrives with young staying types of this nature, with the step up to a mile and six furlongs just the ticket for this half sister to the stamina-laden Akmal. She was not stopping over 12 furlongs at Folkestone last time and another big run looks assured.

Gifted Apakay's consistency can finally be rewarded at Newcastle.

Ed Dunlop's filly has rarely disappointed this term, but has still yet to win since her transition into handicap company.

And while the assessor continues to turn the screw, there was much to like about her recent second over a mile at Newmarket. …

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