Racing: Wednesday preview

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Charlie Appleby’s horses still seem to be largely firing on all cylinders and Anglophile can give the stable another high-profile success in the Betdaq 50% Commission Refund Handicap at Kempton.

This event constitutes the final of the London Middle Distance series and Anglophile was last sighted when being beaten just a short head in a qualifying event last week, with the reopposing Bancnuanaheireann proving just a touch too good.

Anglophile was getting 6lb that day on his first run since disappointing at Windsor back in June, so he is entitled to make some progress for the run.

The Dubawi gelding is significantly better off at the weights with useful claimer Shane Gray taking off a further 5lb, so Anglophile should surely have the beating of at least Bancnuanaheireann.

He appears to be the stable’s second string behind Solidarity, but it would be dangerous to discount this relatively unexposed runner at a track and distance that clearly suits.

Sagesse hit the bar on her return to action at Wolverhampton last week but can step up on that in the Betdaq Commission Free Football On Saturdays Handicap.

Sir Mark Prescott’s charge looked decent in the early part of the year but was off the track for the best part of five months after a lamentable run at Epsom in July. She reportedly finished distressed but appeared to have recovered when chasing home Rowlestone Lass at Dunstall Park.

Sagesse kept on under pressure and was only narrowly denied second, so normal progression should see her in the mix again.

High Admiral can make a winning racecourse bow for Andrew Balding in the Betdaq £30 Free Bet And 3% Comm Maiden Stakes.

A New Approach half-brother to a couple of black type performers, High Admiral has some nice entries to look forward to next year, including the Derby itself.

Stablemate Mymatechris should also be on the mark at Lingfield as he makes a quick reappearance following a nine-length demolition job here last week.

* Selections -

DUNDALK: 6.10 Doc Holliday, 6.40 Don Camillo, 7.10 Lady Cooper, 7.40 Cottrell, 8.10 Gretzky, 8.40 Zanouska, 9.10 Tidal Star.

HEXHAM: 12.50 Rathlin Rose, 1.20 Hallmark Star, 1.50 Central Flame, 2.20 Uno Valoroso, 2.50 Glenwood Prince, 3.20 Deep Resolve.

KEMPTON: 3.40 Spinning Cobblers, 4.10 Gleaming Girl, 4.40 Kyrenia Castle, 5.15 High Admiral, 5.50 My Red Devil, 6.20 ANGLOPHILE (NAP), 6.50 Sagesse.

LEICESTER: 12.40 Big Mike, 1.10 Letbeso, 1.40 Swampfire, 2.10 Achimota, 2.40 Coeur De Fou, 3.10 Brownville.

LINGFIELD: 12.30 Crowning Star, 1.00 Graceful Willow, 1.30 Mymatechris, 2.00 Smart Salute, 2.30 Out Do, 3.00 Oyster, 3.30 Barbary.

DOUBLE: Anglophile and Mymatechris.