Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

HIGHTIMETOO Is Backed to Repeat Kempton Victory

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

HIGHTIMETOO Is Backed to Repeat Kempton Victory

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Byline: Saraband

HIGH Time Too ended a lengthy barren spell at Kempton and can follow up in the BetBright Moneyback Offers Handicap back at the Sunbury venue.

Hugo Palmer's charge struck gold at Wolverhampton in August but then appeared to struggle a little following a hike up the weights, running well enough without actually getting her head in front.

Those fair performances ensured the handicapper did not drop her too far and off a mark of 74, High Time Too came good again when seeing off Mr Red Clubs by half a length over a mile.

She found plenty for pressure at the finish and while a 3lb rise takes her back up to near her career-best, High Time Too looks more than capable of dealing with the extra burden now she has got her head back in front.

Scarborough seems to enjoy Fibresand and can strike gold for the third time at Southwell in the 32Red Thunderstruck II Slot Handicap. The three-year-old is clearly no world beater but she built on her victory in a seller last August when returning from a six-month break to win at the track last week.

She was six lengths clear on that occasion and will surely go up more than the 6lb penalty she must shoulder here when the handicapper has chance to reassess. Sequined can ensure Charlie Appleby gets his season off to a great start with victory in the Fillies' Handicap at Lingfield.

The daughter of Street Cry looked a progressive type after winning one of her two starts at the backend of last season.

Her initial four-length third behind the more-experienced Psychometry was a fair starting point and she stepped right up on that to win at Kempton last October.

It is hard to know quite what she beat as so few of her rivals have run since, but her length-and-a-quarter defeat of 280,000 guineas purchase Swan Lakes certainly offers some merit to the form. …

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