Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

No Need to Mull It over; It's a Golden Opportunity for Killough Racing Preview

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

No Need to Mull It over; It's a Golden Opportunity for Killough Racing Preview

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RICHARD Fahey has hopefully found a good opportunity for Mull Of Killough by way of the Bet In Play At Handicap (3.15) at Lingfield.

Third in the 2010 Lincoln off 96, the five-year-old was highly tried during the remainder of that campaign.

Having missed most of this year, he returned in September and he put what was a below-par effort behind him next time up in a bigfield handicap at Newmarket, running a cracker in fifth.

But it was his performance here last time out that really caught the eye, a fine second behind Riggins on his first try on the Polytrack.

Up a couple of pounds for that but still 2lb below his Lincoln effort, he clearly acts on this kind of surface and is a relatively fresh horse.

Cotton Trader can oblige for John Gosden and William Buick in division two of the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Maiden Stakes (2.10).

A number of top yards are represented in this mile event, including a potentially interesting runner from the Sir Henry Cecil yard in Derby entrant All That Rules.

But that Galileo colt is making his racecourse bow and prior experience for the selection could prove crucial.

Cotton Trader's debut run came at Wolverhampton in a pretty strong event for the track, and suggested he would be winning in time, with this slight drop back in trip in his favour.

The aforementioned Riggins goes for a repeat win in the Worthingtons Hyde Stakes (6.35) at Kempton and has to be followed.

Twelve months ago he deadheated with Marco Botti's Fanunalter, who has definitely upheld the form since, winning and placing in Group company.

Four tries on the all-weather in Britain have seen him unbeaten and that Lingfield win will have set him up nicely.

Sir Mark Prescott's filly Clinical rates the danger.

Tislaam is another who goes well at Kempton and should be on the premises again in the Carling Handicap (7.05).

Alan McCabe's four-year-old hardly ever runs a bad race at the Sunbury venue and has shown more than once he can be competitive off this sort of mark.

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