Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

DARE TO BELIEVE ...AGAIN; Stay on Side with Our Old Ally in Marsh Cup Thriller at Newbury the Tin Man Can Cut Rivals Down to Size

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

DARE TO BELIEVE ...AGAIN; Stay on Side with Our Old Ally in Marsh Cup Thriller at Newbury the Tin Man Can Cut Rivals Down to Size

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Byline: garry owen

WE were on WHO DARES WINS (2.25) when he won the Pitmen's Derby and I see no reason to desert him in the Marsh Cup at Newbury. Alan King's gelding took several years off my life with his late, late show at Newcastle but the narrow margin of victory ensured that he was only handed a 3lb hike. That means he remains wellhandicapped on the peak of his high-class hurdle form and the TURN TO PAGE TWO expected rain in Berkshire is also very much in his favour. The seven-year-old relishes the rigours of these big-field marathons and he will be primed by the thriving Barbury Castle handler. FOX CHAIRMAN (1.50) can take control for Andrew Balding in the Steventon Stakes. A good winner here on debut in April, the Kingman colt improved again when chasing home the upwardly mobile Sangarius in the Hampton Court at Royal Ascot. That is unlikely to be the limit of this unexposed three-yearold's true ability and he is hard to oppose in this Listed contest. THE TIN MAN (3.00) can repeat his 2016 triumph in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes. FROM PAGE ONE James Fanshawe's sprinter has become a triple Group 1-winner since then and wasn't disgraced when sixth to Blue Point in the Diamond Jubilee at Ascot. The seven-year-old faces a number of up-and-coming rivals today but he can make his class tell under Oisin Murphy. Fanshawe said: "He's run well this year without winning. We're coming back in class a little bit and will see how we get on. "He ran very well at Ascot. It's the first time he gets in a Group Three without a penalty this year, so we decided to go for it. "He won this race three years ago. He's obviously three years older now but he seems in good form at home." VENTURA REBEL (3.40) can give Richard Fahey his third winner of the ever-competitive Weatherbys Super Sprint. The juvenile is the clear class act in the 25-strong field and went down by just a neck to the exciting A'ali in another red-hot renewal of Royal Ascot's Norfolk Stakes. …

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