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Backers of Corked won't be left with a sour taste

Hugo Palmer: trainer of the unexposed Corked
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Newmarket: David Milnes

Wilson (2.30 Brighton, nap)

Shaped well when winning over seven furlongs here last month and fancied to defy a penalty. Luca Cumani's youngster is well drawn in stall four and can bounce out and make all.

Others to follow
Brighton 2.00 Mr Gent, 4.05 Rockley Point, 4.40 Spinnaka, 5.40 Bella Alissa.
Newcastle 5.45 Pioneertown, 6.15 Royal Residence, 6.45 Forest Dragon, 7.45 Corked, 8.15 Lewinsky

Lambourn: James Burn

Glacier Point (5.40 Brighton, nap)

Quick ground helped this filly strike at Chepstow in the summer, so hopefully conditions will remain on the decent side at a venue trainer Clive Cox does well at.

Other to follow
Brighton 4.05 About Glory.

North: Colin Russell

Jan Smuts (5.15 Newcastle, nap)

Not the most reliable of performers but has a decent record over course and distance and fancied to give another good account off his current fair mark.

Others to follow
Carlisle 2.10 Flemerina, 2.45 Quietly, 3.15 Carrigdhoun, 3.45 Slanelough, 4.20 My Little Cracker, 4.50 Dubai Angel, 5.25 Peters Cousin.
Newcastle 5.45 Lopes Dancer, 6.15 Mountain Breath, 6.45 Gabrial The Devil, 7.15 Ray Purchase, 7.45 Beatbybeatbybeat, 8.15 Eddiebet, 8.45 Arcane Dancer.
Uttoxeter 2.20 First Up, 2.55 Midnight Shadow, 3.25 Cloudy Too, 3.55 Sharp Response, 4.30 Dick Darsie, 5.00 Come On Louis.

West Country: Tim Mitchell

Bambi Du Noyer (5.00 Uttoxeter, nap)

Due to go up 11lb after last week's Exeter success when patiently ridden in first-time blinkers. Escapes a penalty and should take all the beating off the same mark.

Others to follow
Brighton 3.35 Pick A Little.
Uttoxeter 3.25 Secret Door, 3.55 Sir Ivan.

Racing Post Ratings: Simon Turner

Pick A Little (3.35 Brighton)

Knocking on the door in recent starts over this course and distance and a reproduction of his most recent form may well suffice in an ordinary race.

Topspeed: Dave Edwards

Corked (7.45 Newcastle)

Made an encouraging seasonal return at Chelmsford three weeks ago and Hugo Palmer's lightly raced filly can relinquish her maiden tag.

Longshot: Ed Quigley

Zabana (4.10 Punchestown)

On the comeback trail after injury, but is a Grade 1 course-and-distance winner and can't be ruled out if fully wound up.

Ireland: Tony O'Hehir

Sub Lieutenant (4.10 Punchestown)

A Grade 2 winner last season, he also finished second to Sizing John in the Kinloch Brae Chase, to Un De Sceaux in the Ryanair and to Fox Norton in the Melling. The Henry de Bromhead-trained eight-year-old gets the vote to get his campaign off to a winning start.

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Made an encouraging seasonal return at Chelmsford three weeks ago
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