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    CharlesOlney
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    Autocratic 25/1 (with Coral)

    Quite why Coral are offering such a price about this lad is beyond me (a general 14/1 shot and as low as 11s with Ladbrokes) as I do think he’s going to run here.

    His record over 10 furlongs on a ground the quick side of good is: won, won, won, last-subsequently put away for the season when seemingly amiss.

    He did not enjoy being the synthetic surfaces in the spring and ran no sort of race in marshy conditions at Newbury. He did however, show a return to form when a fast finishing 2nd in the Festival Stakes at Goodwood last time out. He didn’t like the track there and was unsurprisingly defeated by a course specialist.

    Back on a conventional, flat track and with rattling quick ground I fully expect a good show.

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    CharlesOlney
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    Added Yucatan here at 14/1 over the weekend with the hope that Epsom was just a racecourse gallop and he can recapture his very decent 3yo form back on a sounder surface and a more ideal course. But Laraaib also went in the book at 13/2. I was at Sandown the other night and was impressed with his performance behind Poet’s Word in the Brigadier Gerard.

    Autocratic 25/1
    Yucatan 14/1
    Laraaib 13/2

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    raymo61
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    I too have backed three in this Charles MIRAGE DANCER 8/1 I think this could be atypical Stoute improver and may turn out to be better than a Listed horse.
    MONARCHS GLEN 12/1 has listed form and has a trainer and jockey combo to be respected.

    LESHLAA 25/1 ran well in Meydan twice over this trip before being tried twice over shorter.

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    Middle_Of_March
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    From my preview (DLAP):

    ‘5:35 – Wolferton Stakes (Listed)
    Owen Burrows has said that Laraaib is his best chance this week and will be tough to beat in his opinion. He was beaten by a good horse on his return after a hat-trick last season in lower company before ending his campaign with a decent third in a group 3. He deserves his place at the head of the market but it’s an open race and, despite his trainer’s bullish comments, I’ll be taking him on here. For a race full of older horses, there are plenty towards the top of the market on the upgrade. Sir Michael Stoute is the king with older horses and he got Mirage Dancer firing last time at Goodwood to win a similar event. He has a good draw in one and did place at Royal Ascot last year so a big run can be expected. Yucatan drops down in class after playing as the pacemaker on his last few runs for other horses at the yard. Monarchs Glen looked to be going places when ending last season with a double but ran a shocking race last time in Dubai. That run may have been a blip but it tampers confidence of any backers here. Morando should reverse Sandown form with the Queen’s horse Fabricate with a clear run whilst Kidmenever will need to improve on his win at Meydan last time. Big Country is a game sort off the front but will need a career best to figure here and Autocratic is as inconsistent as he is talented. The final bet of the day for me goes to SHARJA BRIDGE (7/1) who I actually backed NRNB at 20/1 antepost for the Royal Hunt Cup for this week. He is instead upped into listed class for the first time and, whilst only a maiden, he ran a fantastic race in a competitive handicap on his return to finish a close second and could go onto bigger things after this.’

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    BigG
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    100% with MOM here. I think Sharja Bridge (13/2) looks rock solid for this.
    Very impressive winning his maiden at Nottingham, and a bit unlucky to get nabbed
    on the line next time out at Sandown. Looked good on his return at Newmarket, going
    down by 1/2L with the first two pulling well clear. The draw isn’t ideal, but I think
    he should be spot on for this.

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    Pants
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    Frankie gave the winner a peach of a ride, he’s the best in the business when he’s dander is up. Not so keen on James McDonald’d ride on MD.

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