Richard Fahey unleashes a very well-bred newcomer in the second division of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Redcar in Flashy Memories.
With a father like Dubawi, whose stock seems to rise every year at stud, and a mother as good as Flashy Wings, who won the Queen Mary and Lowther for Mick Channon, hopes will be high at Musley Bank that the colt is way above average.
The same connections also run Brotherly Company in the first division and the market should be watched with regards to his prospects.
Open Eagle appeared not to get home over a mile and a half last time out so the drop back to 10 furlongs should suit David O’Meara’s former French-trained gelding in the Racing Uk Tipster Pundit Competition Handicap.
Godolphin cannot have had many rated as low as 56 but that is the mark off which Emirates Challenge competes in the 32Red Casino Nursery Handicap at Southwell.
Saeed bin Suroor would surely not bother persevering if he had shown nothing at all at home.
Ed Walker has finished the season with a real flourish and his Glorious Sun may be capable of following up a recent win in the Mobile Loyalty Bonus At Titanbet.co.uk Handicap at Kempton now his confidence has been boosted.
Balder Succes can take advantage of a big pull at the weights in the Vix Technology Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter.
Alan King’s six-year-old was just about the best two-mile novice chaser around last season, despite the fact he skipped the Arkle at Cheltenham in March.
Balder Succes was then narrowly beaten by God’s Own at Punchestown but he possibly paid for keeping tabs on Champagne Fever and when that one dropped away tamely, Balder Succes just could not fend off the late closers.
Given he was the only horse who chased a suicidal early gallop, he arguably came out of the contest with his reputation intact to be still involved in the finish.
* Selections -
EXETER: 1.15 Thomas Brown, 1.45 King’s Tempest, 2.15 BALDER SUCCES (NAP), 2.45 Carole’s Destrier, 3.15 Solstice Son, 3.45 Royal Native, 4.15 Saint John Henry.
FAIRYHOUSE: 12.55 Utmost Zeal, 1.25 Snapchat, 1.55 Time For A Pint, 2.25 Foritsa, 2.55 The Tullow Tank, 3.25 Naughty Molly, 3.55 Lord Adare.
KEMPTON: 4.35 Robins Pearl, 5.10 Gracefilly, 5.40 Shifting Star, 6.10 Glorious Sun, 6.40 Rezwaan, 7.10 Stonefield Flyer.
REDCAR: 12.30 Brotherly Company, 1.00 Flashy Memories, 1.30 Mitchum, 2.00 Cornborough, 2.30 Open Eagle, 3.00 Gabrial The Thug, 3.30 Nay Secret, 4.00 White Flag.
SOUTHWELL: 12.40 Bitaphon, 1.10 Ice Mayden, 1.40 Black Dave, 2.10 Emirates Challenge, 2.40 Compton River, 3.10 Cousin Khee, 3.40 Lean On Pete, 4.10 Saved My Bacon.
DOUBLE: Balder Succes and Open Eagle.