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Nawton handler tipped to share in Sir Alex Ferguson’s success
David O’Meara, enjoying a superb season, can break new ground at Southwell tomorrow by saddling a winner for Sir Alex Ferguson.
The former Manchester United manager is one of the owners of Thistleandtworoses, who makes his debut for Nawton-based O’Meara in the Play Golf At Southwell Golf Club Handicap.
Thistleandtworoses has run three times for Andrew Balding and has shown ability, winning on his debut at Kempton in March, but finishing out of the money on his other two outings.
He returns from a two-month break tomorrow and is napped to get into the winning groove. Danny Tudhope takes the mount.
O’Meara could be set for another productive afternoon.
He can also win the British Stallion Studs Maiden Stakes with Simply Black, who has shown a consistent level of ability, and Madagascar Moll in the Green Fee Offers At southwellgolfclub.com Nursery Handicap.
The juvenile went down narrowly in a similar contest at Wolverhampton last week and looks capable of going one better.
Tony Coyle brings out Shillito quickly in the Membership Available At Southwell Golf Club Maiden Stakes.
The three-year-old has finished placed in his last three starts and went down fighting at Ripon on Saturday. Laura Barry, who rode him at Ripon, takes the mount again.
Also worth noting on the Fibresand are course and distance winner Master Of Song (2.00) and Upper Grosvenor (5.00), who looked on good terms with himself when winning at Kempton a fortnight ago.
At Warwick, Malton apprentice Samantha Bell, who scored on Dolphin Village at Catterick recently, notching her biggest success in the process, gets another chance to shine on the gelding in the Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Series Final.
Trained by her boss, Malton’s Richard Fahey, Dolphin Village has won his last two races, both at Catterick, with his latest success in a £20,000 handicap proving him to be a progressive performer.
This looks a tougher task, but he may well be up to completing a hat-trick for Bell, who is making a good impression at Musley Bank after previously working for Kevin Prendergast in her native Ireland.
Aspirant may prove the answer to the Colliers International Business Rates Services Nursery Handicap.
A Kempton winner two outings ago, Roger Charlton’s juvenile could finish only third at Bath last time, but may not have been suited by that sharp track. James Doyle has the mount.
Two others to keep on the right side of are the promising Alys Love (3.10) and the hat-trick seeking Baron Run (5.10), who represents Middleham trainer Karl Burke and comes here after a brace of Hamilton wins.
2.10 Handsome Stranger, 2.40 Aspirant, 3.10 Alys Love, 3.40 Artistic Charm, 4.10 Chatez, 4.40 Dolphin Village, 5.10 Baron Run, 5.40 Chocala.
2.00 Master Of Song, 2.30 Halfwaytocootehill, 3.00 Shillito, 3.30 Simply Black, 4.00 Madagascar Moll, 4.30 Codebreaker, 5.00 Upper Grosvenor, 5.30 Thistleandtworoses (NAP).
Tomorrow’s other meetings: Bangor and Wolverhampton.
Today’s meetings: Kempton, Newcastle, Nottingham and Salisbury.
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