Arctic Feeling to freeze out rivals at Haydock

Arctic Feeling to freeze out rivals at Haydock

Arctic Feeling to freeze out rivals at Haydock

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SAMANTHA BELL, who shone on Arctic Feeling at York a couple of weeks ago, heads across the Pennines today hoping to complete a quick double on the Malton sprinter.

Bell, attached to the Musley Bank yard of Richard Fahey, trainer of Arctic Feeling, is enjoying a good spell at the moment and was successful in the feature race at Carlisle on Monday evening aboard Silver Rime for Scottish trainer Linda Perratt.

Bell has struck up a good rapport with Arctic Feeling and her latest success on him on Knavesmire was her second win on the gelding. She brought him from off the pace last time, tactics which suit him ideally, and he won in fine style.

Today's target for Arctic Feeling is the Zip Goes A Million Handicap over six furlongs. Bell will be taking her time and aiming to deliver him fairly late. It worked at York and it might just work again on the nap selection.

Jim Goldie has a real soft spot for Nanton, who is a stalwart of his yard near Glasgow.

Now a 12-year-old, Nanton, a high-class performer at his best, is not the horse he once was but he retains a fair level of ability, as he showed when winning at Doncaster a couple of weeks ago.

Danny Tudhope knows Nanton like the back of his own hand. He will be aiming to produce him with a winning run in the Follow@HaydockRaces On Twitter Handicap.

Disclosure may be the one to be on in the Our Local Heroes Foundation Handicap over six furlongs.

Trained by Les Eyre, who is based near Beverley after returning to Britain this season after 11 years in Spain, Disclosure has shown enough ability this summer to suggest he can make a splash in this modest-looking event.

Norton trainer Julie Camacho has booked Connor Beasley to ride Rex Whistler in the Download New RacingUK IPad App Handicap, which opens the Haydock card.

Beasley won on Camacho's Wilde Inspiration at Thirsk on Saurday and he could well win on Rex Whistler, who looks to be running into form.

At Newcastle's evening meeting, Silver Tigress may prove the answer to the Percy Hedley Employability Project Apprentice Handicap.

Trained by the in-form Iain Jardine, the six-year-old came good on this course a couple of weeks ago and may well be able to complete a double .

The Coquetvale Hotel Nursery Handicap over seven furlongs has attracted a decent field and Supreme Occasion is worthy of consideration.

David O'Meara's Teofilio filly made a winning debut at Thirsk a fortnight ago when coming home late and fast to win by half a length after taking an age for the penny to drop. She will be a bit wiser this time and may be reasonably weighted on her handicap debut. Sam James, who has been in good form lately, claims a valuable 3lb which can only help Supreme Occasion's chances.

Ann Duffield has her horses back in excellent heart after a nightmare first half of the year and her Bearskin merits attention in the Percy Hedley Foundation Handicap.

The three-year-old came good at Ripon recently and although that race did not carry much quality, a follow-up here would not be a surprise. PJ McDonald has the mount.

Brian Ellison's promising Sweet Missi (6.35) and last month's winner Rozene (7.10), trained by David Barron, are two others worth noting at Gosforth Park.


Selections

Haydock today

2.10 Rex Whistler, 2.40 Azmaam, 3.10 Patrona Ciana, 3.40 Disclosure, 4.10 Arctic Feeling (NAP), 4.40 Koharu, 5.10 Nanton.

Newcastle today

5.25 Silver Tigress, 6.00 Supreme Occasion, 6.35 Sweet Missi, 7.10 Rozene, 7.45 Mfiftythreedotcom, 8.15 Bearskin, 8.45 Madrasa.

Today's other meetings

Brighton, Sandown, Southwell and Yarmouth.

Tomorrow's meetings

Brighton, Haydock, Musselburgh and Newmarket.

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