Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


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INVISIBLE MAN makes his first appearance of the season in the Sports, Games, Bingo & More Conditions Stakes (4.15) at Nottingham ahead of a possible third crack at the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot.

Godolphin's seasoned campaigner lifted the ultra-competitive handicap at the Berkshire course in 2010 and was third last summer.

Although he has not run since finishing second in the Group Two Topkapi Trophy in Turkey last September, he usually goes well fresh and is suited by the race conditions.

Secret Quest created a good impression over an eS xtended mile at Nottingham on her debut last month and can follow up in the EBF Play Blackjack And Roulette At Fillies' Handicap (4.45).

The Cheveley Park-owned filly got the hang of the racing game at the business end to collar Cufflink by a neck.

James Fanshawe's charge goes straight into handicap company after that and could well turn out to be a decent sort.

Demora can defy a 7lb penalty for a course and distance win on Sunday in the Free Racing Post Form At Handicap (2.30).

Michael Appleby's filly got off the mark in cosy fashion by a length and a quarter from Welease Bwian with the third horse five lengths away.

She has more to do this time, but looks progressive and is still at the right end of the handicap.

Ripon's SIS Live Maiden Stakes (8.40) should be well worth waiting for as it looks a potentially informative heat with a number of big yards represented.

Any number of improvers are involved, but preference is for the William Haggas-trained Stencive, once thought of as a possible Derby material and still eminently capable of making up into a smart animal.

Having shown definite promise in his sole two-year-old start at Newbury in October, the Dansili colt went to Newmarket last month for the Listed race won by Frankel's brother, Noble Mission.

He was only fourth but that was a good race and, in any case, he met traffic problems at a crucial stage, leaving the distinct impression we have not seen the best of him yet. …

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