Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Five to Follow

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Five to Follow

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RED MERLIN suffered a setback after competing a hat-trick in novice company at Wetherby last April and didn't reappear until Newcastle where he carried on where he left off. It was a close call, however, as an untidy jump at the last allowed Arctic Court to get within a nose of him at the line. He needs good ground and a 5lb rise is unlikely to halt further progress.

The fitting of blinkers have improved ANDREO BAMBALEO and it's just a matter of time before he gets his head in front. He appeared late on the scene at Newcastle to finish second to Monkey Milan although he was never going to trouble the winner. He will race off a 4lb higher mark in future but there is a handicap to be won with him.

Another advertisement for Brian Ellison's skills as a trainer was highlighted by HADA MEN at Carlisle. A triple winner on the sand since joining his current stable, he showed improvement over timber on his handicap debut with a runaway success. …

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