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Ryedale trainer ohn Quinn going Flat out for quartet of victories
Red Tyke, successfully mixing Flat racing and hurdling, can extend his winning sequence to four at a muddy Redcar this afternoon, provided the course passes a 7.30am inspection.
The John Quinn-trained gelding has proved himself a useful addition to jumping, winning novice events at Market Rasen and Kelso.
In between those victories, he sandwiched a Flat win at Hamilton Park, where he proved his effectiveness on testing ground, which he faces again today.
A handy horse, Red Tyke lines up for the Market Cross Jewellers Handicap and is fancied to hit the target again under Michael O’Connell.
Tim Easterby has treble prospects with Medici Dancer, Dream Vale and Holy Angel.
Medici Dancer (12.40) was narrowly beaten at Pontefract last week and deserves to go one better.
Dream Vale (1.10) looked a slightly unlucky loser at Catterick last time and was done no favours by a loose horse.
Holy Angel (3.40) ran well enough at Beverley last time to suggest a bold bid under Daryl Byrne over this extra furlong.
Visitors to Catterick tomorrow can look forward to a bumper eight-race card and The Tiger looks set to be on the prowl once again in the hands of Graham Lee.
The Ed Dunlop-trained gelding absolutely trotted up at Pontefract last week, winning by almost lengths without being asked a serious question.
A 6lb penalty is unlikely to halt him in the Racing UK On Sky 432 Handicap.
Ability to act on soft ground is a must at the moment and proven mud-lover Fieldgunner Kirkup should not be overlooked in the featured Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Handicap.
Trainer David Barron’s gelding has won two of his last three starts.
Brooke’s Bounty fared creditably in bad ground on his debut at Ayr to finish second.
The Richard Fahey-trained juvenile should have benefited from that outing and promises to go well in the opening catterickbridge.co.uk Maiden Stakes.
Tomorrow’s nap vote is awarded to Green Park (2.20), who goes well in the conditions and who ran well enough to finish second over this distance of seven furlongs at Musselburgh recently to suggest he can notch a first win over this trip, which is further than he normally races.
• Kingsbarns staked his Classic claims with an authoritative display in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.
Unheard of until just over a fortnight ago, the Galileo colt needed to be supplemented for the final Group 1 of the season.
Ridden by Joseph O’Brien, the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt won at 15-8.
12.40 Medici Dancer, 1.10 Dream Vale, 1.40 Disclaimer, 2.10 Auto Mac, 2.40 Red Tyke (NAP), 3.10 Snooky, 3.40 Holy Angel, 4.10 Orwellian.
Today’s other meetings: Bangor and Leicester.
12.50 Brooke’s Bounty, 1.20 Phoenix Clubs, 1.50 Fieldgunner Kirkup, 2.20 Green Park (NAP), 2.50 Mason Hindmarsh, 3.20 The Tiger, 3.50 Ingenti, 4.20 Gran Canaria Queen.
Tomorrow’s other meetings: Taunton, Wolverhampton and Yarmouth.