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Famous ‘Frankel’ colours to inspire Mulrennan mission
Paul Mulrennan, who rode his first winner for Sir Michael Stoute at Thirsk recently with a spirited effort on Altharoos, has again received a call-up from the Newmarket trainer at Beverley tomorrow and can hit the target aboard Omnipresent in the feature race on the card.
Mulrennan, who will be having only his third mount for the Stoute stable in five years, can rarely, if ever, have previously worn the famous ‘Frankel’ colours of Prince Khalid Abdullah, but the North Yorkshire-based jockey will be teaming up with the owner courtesy of Omnipresent, who lines up in the £10,000 Progressive Casino Jackpots At totepool.com Handicap.
A lightly-raced three-year-old, Omnipresent came good at Kempton three weeks ago when scoring in handicap company.
He has been raised a fairly hefty 9lb for that success, but Omnipresent looks an improver and there could be more to come from him.
William Haggas, another Newmarket trainer, can also figure on the scoresheet on the Westwood with Flippant in the Play Roulette And Blackjack At totepool.com Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
Graham Gibbons’ mount has shown ability in two starts at Newmarket and Doncaster and returns after a two-month break in what appears to be a slightly less competitive race. She should go well.
Meadway had a big reputation in the spring and was sent off an odds-on favourite on his debut at Musselburgh in May, only to finish second.
Bryan Smart’s juvenile, a son of the trainer’s former star sprinter Captain Gerrard, has not been seen in public since, but he returns to action in the Play Rainbow Riches At totepool.com Maiden Stakes and is not to be overlooked.
Also worth watching out for are Master Bond (4.10), who ran with promise at Nottingham last time, and Ypres (4.45), who will appreciate the return to the minimum trip after a third at Thirsk over six furlongs last month.
Sandown hosts tomorrow’s richest race, the £37,000 Fortune Stakes, which sees North Yorkshire raider Penitent bidding to get back on the winning trail after a fruitless campaign to date.
David O’Meara’s dual-Group 1 winner does not look up to winning in that sort of grade now at the age of seven, but here, in Listed company and on his favourite soft ground, he can not be underestimated.
Andrew Balding looks likely to enjoy a productive afternoon.
The Kingsclere trainer is represented by the consistent Desert Command, beaten a whisker at Epsom on his latest start, in the opening Old Ellens Handicap, and also Signposted in the St James’s Place Wealth Management Novice Stakes.
Confined so far to two outings, Signposted fulfilled the promise of his unplaced debut effort when winning impressively at Epsom three weeks ago. He looks a decent horse in the making and is awarded the nap vote.
2.00 Kopkap, 2.30 Flippant, 3.00 Salford Secret, 3.35 Omnipresent, 4.10 Master Bond, 4.45 Ypres, 5.15 Meadway, 5.50 Dalandra.
2.20 Desert Command, 2.50 Dursey Island, 3.20 Signposted (NAP), 3.55 Penitent, 4.30 Cosseted, 5.05 Empress Adelaide, 5.35 Lady Pimpernel.
Tomorrow’s other meetings: Kempton and Yarmouth.
Today’s meetings: Chepstow, Thirsk, Stratford and Yarmouth.
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