Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Half A Billion Looks Set for a Win

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Half A Billion Looks Set for a Win

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HALF A Billion won with his head in his chest at Southwell three weeks ago and should go in again on his return to the track in the 32Red Handicap tomorrow.

Although winless during his juvenile year, the campaign could hardly go down as a disappointment given he finished placed on seven of his nine starts.

He made his seasonal return in a fairly ordinary maiden, but it was still a fine performance to win by six lengths and one which suggested he had improved markedly over the winter.

The form looks even better now given the runner-up has won handsomely since and there is every chance Half A Billion is well handicapped off his new rating of 73.

Elhamri is not the force he once was but he ought to be competitive in the 32Red.com Handicap.

The eight-year-old was a Royal Ascot winner as a juvenile, but these days he does most of his racing at Southwell. He has been on the go all winter, but has been running consistently well, winning and finishing a narrow second on his last couple of appearances. …

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