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14:30 Gowran Park Making her handicap debut Ezine looks to have some very strong form in the book despite only having two races under her belt so far. She shook off her maiden tag at the second time of asking when a short head victor at Naas last time out but prior to that finished as runner-up behind Oaks victor Tuesday. That form is by far the best on offer and although she's set to tackle older opponents for the first time today looks to be an an upward trajectory.

Affable has gone close in her last two starts and based on her most recent effort it looks a wise move to step her up in trip. Not the most prolific winner but likely to make the frame once again.

At better odds both course victor New York Angel and Petticoat Rule have enough to fill the remaining placings in what looks a relatively weak contest but nevertheless it's hard to look anywhere else but Dermot Weld's runner. EZINE (WIN)

15:57 Doncaster

Winner of this very race last year Jawwaal returns to ensure he retains this contest once again. The seven year old, trained by Michael Dods, has a fantastic course record having only finished outside of the top three once in six previous course starts. He's actually unbeaten over this course and distance. With connections claiming a winner earlier in the week the yard seem to be going well and with such a solid record here it's difficult to find an alternative to the favourite.

The market has shown plenty of support for Paul Midgley's Burning Cash but having not claimed a victory since winning their maiden in July last year it's tricky to be convinced he'll get his head in front this time around.

Of the rest Digital has been a relatively consistent type who shouldn't be far away.


16:32 Doncaster My third and final selection comes in the next race at Doncaster where I see myself siding with a horse who's yet to win a race. Despite being a three race maiden the Hugo Palmer trained Noteable enlists the services of on-fire jockey William Buick. Making her handicap debut she's been given a nice enough mark by the handicapper and she makes her first steps into this sphere at what looks a pretty low grade. She's shown glimpses of promise, especially in her 2nd placed finish two starts back. A lot has to be taken on trust however considering she's returning from a 240 day absence but if the wind operation she's undergone has sparked improvement and she's fit and ready to go first time back then it wouldn't take much for her to win a race of this nature.

Current favourite Bicep hails from a yard who bagged a big TV winner at York yesterday so on stable form alone deserves respect. However nine starts since winning on debut he's not been able to return to the winners enclosure and looks susceptible to a horse with fresher legs.

The horse I'd fear most is Eruption who's been relatively consistent throughout the year and is only a couple of pounds higher than his last winning mark. NOTEABLE (WIN)

written by Rory Paddock


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