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Progressive Sir Graham Wade chasing hat-trick

SIR GRAHAM WADE, the winner of the Old Borough Cup and Mallard Stakes last month, makes the move into Listed company at Ascot bidding for a hat-trick.

The Mark Johnston-trained three-year-old, who races in the colours of Paul Dean, faces eight rivals in the Keltbray Noel Murless Stakes over 1m6f.

He has been ridden by Kieren Fallon on his last two starts and the jockey is in the saddle again.

Sir Graham Wade is forecast to start favourite for the race with Biographer not far behind in the betting.

He is trained David Lanigan, who said: "He has form on good to soft and is in good order."

Wolverhampton and Yarmouth also race on the Flat in Britain. Fontwell andHexham provide the jumping action.

In Ireland there is a mixed card at Gowran Park and Group 3 action at Dundalk with the Diamond Stakes.

Aidan O'Brien runs Declaration Of War in that and said:  "Although it was only last Sunday that he won at the Curragh, he seems in good form and we think he is progressing. He won a couple of times on all-weather surfaces in France last year and that is encouraging."

Fontwell good to soft, soft in places
Hexham heavy, soft in places
Wolverhampton standard
Yarmouth heavy
Dundalk standard
Gowran Park good, good to soft in places on Flat course

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