Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GOLD READY TO GLITTER; Impressive Cecil Charge Can Make It a Hat-Trick Racing Preview

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GOLD READY TO GLITTER; Impressive Cecil Charge Can Make It a Hat-Trick Racing Preview

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Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW

TOUCH GOLD is progressing with racing and can record a hat-trick in the Lordship Stud Supports TRC Handicap (3.10) at Haydock.

Although not one of the superstar inmates at Sir Henry Cecil's Warren Place yard, the three-year-old has been much improved dropped in trip.

Still a maiden going into this season, having been beaten at oddson on the last of his two starts as a juvenile, there was encouragement to be taken from his fourth to the useful Minimise Risk over 11 furlongs at Newbury in April.

He was disappointing next time at Leicester but has since got it together, winning a Newmarket maiden and dotting up in a Yarmouth handicap off 77 when making all of the running.

The form of that latest race is nothing to write home about but he could not have done it any easier and is flexible ground-wise.

This event has cut up a bit from the entry stage and with the stable going well, he can overcome a 10lb rise.

Namwahjobo is on an appealing mark and merits an interest in division one of the Professional Footballers' Association Supports TRC Handicap (3.40).

Representing the Stewards' Cupwinning combination of Jim Goldie and Graham Lee, the four-year-old is at his best at six furlongs and strongly suggested his turn was near when just denied at Ayr last time out.

Layline could find things run to suit in the frosts4cars.co.uk Brighton Challenge Cup Handicap (3.50) at Brighton.

Gay Kelleway's five-year-old does most of his winning on the Polytrack and is really well treated on turf as a result.

He ran his best race for a while at Epsom last week and with this promising to be a competitive affair, the King's Best gelding might get the honest pace he needs.

His Epsom run was over a distance perhaps short of his best these days and the booking of Kieren Fallon is rarely insignificant.

All looks set fair for a big run. Keyaadi can break his duck in the Chepstow Annual Members Maiden Stakes (7. …

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