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Busy day for apprentice title challengers

AMY RYAN and Darren Egan head to different ends of England today as the pair continue their tussle to be crowned champion apprentice.

The duo go into Tuesday's racing on 37 winners each, with Egan heading down to Brighton on the south coast to take three rides, while Ryan stays in Yorkshire where she has a busy day with six rides.

Among her best chances appears to be George Rooke for her father Kevin in the Nursery over 7f at 3.30. Ryan has been on board him both starts, including when winning here last time.

He won't have everything his own way today though as he faces a field of six including the Michael Dods-trained Kolonel Kirkup who has already run well in handicap company.

Dods said: "I would probably have been happier keeping him over a mile but he has won over seven furlongs. The ground won't be a problem to him. I think he'll be a nice horse in races in excess of a mile next year."

As well as racing at Brighton and Catterick, they also go at Leicester this afternoon while Wolverhampton host a floodlit meeting on their Polytrack.

Today's going

Brighton: soft

Catterick: soft, good to soft in places

Leicester: good to soft, soft in places

Wolverhampton: standard

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