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Thursday, 13 December, 2018

War Department can follow up stylish win on Wolverhampton debut

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Newmarket: David Milnes

Mary Somerville(4.45 Newmarket)

John Gosden's filly ran a great first race on the all-weather when runner-up at Kempton last month and blew out well for this on the Limekilns on Tuesday.

Others to follow
Newmarket 1.50 Poetry, 2.25 Hidden Message, 3.00 D'Bai, 3.35 Shambolic, 4.10 Baritone, 5.20 Night Secret, 5.55 Scottish Jig
York 2.05 Concierge, 2.40 UAE Prince, 3.50 Surya, 4.25 Island Of Life, 5.00 Felix, 5.35 Royal Residence
Wolverhampton 5.45 Navarra Princess, 7.15 Intrepidity, 7.45 Al Mikdam, 8.45 Declaration of War

North: Richard Young

Alemaratalyoum(2.40 York, nap)

Progressive performer and strong-travelling sort who returned to winning ways over a mile at Haydock last time. He won't be at all inconvenienced by any of the forecast rain and is fancied to go in again from just a 3lb higher mark.

Others to follow
Newmarket 1.50 True Mason, 2.25 Mistress Of Love, 3.00 Salateen, 5.55 Euro Nightmare
York 2.05 Three Card Trick, 3.15 Angel Alexander, 3.50 Rare Groove, 4.25 Holmeswood, 5.00 Cadeaux D'Amour, 5.35 Dalton
Wolverhampton 5.45 Cupid's Arrow, 6.15 Darwina, 6.45 Another Angel, 7.15 Charlie D, 7.45 Anyonecanhaveitall, 8.15 War Department, 8.45 Sooqaan, 9.15 Breathoffreshair

Lambourn: James Burn

Heartwarming(1.50 Newmarket)

Frankie Dettori is not a regular rider for Clive Cox, so his booking catches the eye and there should be more to come from this speedy filly, whose formlooks solid.

Others to follow
Newmarket 2.25 Emerald Approach, 3.00 Limato, 3.35 Antonia De Vega, 4.10 Breath Caught, 4.45 Rhossili Down, 5.20 Heritage, 5.55 Chain Of Daisies
Newton Abbot 1.40 Rouge Vif, 3.25 Lough Derg Spirit
York 2.05 Triggered, 2.40 Chatez, 3.50 Bartholomeu Dias, 4.25 Iconic Knight, 5.35 Outrage
Wolverhampton 6.15 Capla Gilda, 7.15 Mapped, 7.45 Jersey Wonder, 8.45 Mirbat

West Country: Andrew King

Crooks Peak(1.40 Newton Abbot)

Won a bumper at the Devon circuit and returns to make his hurdling debut. The forecast rain will do his chances no harm.

Others to follow
Newton Abbot 2.15 Dolos,2.50 Vodka All The Way, 3.25 Mont Des Avaloirs,4.00 Midnight Glory, 5.10 Ninth Wave

Topspeed: Dave Edwards

Well Done Fox(1.50 Newmarket)

Having made steady progress this season, he recorded a personal best when second at Doncaster last month and can land the lion's share ofthe purse.

Longshot: Samuel King


Last year's winner can go well off a 5lb higher mark from a good draw in stall two. The eye-catching booking of talented apprentice Killian Leonard can ensure a good run from Denis Hogan's charge.

Racing Post Ratings: Paul Curtis

War Department(8.15 Wolverhampton)

Former smart handicapper on the all-weather who is well in here after winning an apprentice handicap in good style off 3lb higher at Newcastle last week.

Ireland: Tony O'Hehir

Empire Line(5.30 Dundalk)

The son of Holy Roman Emperor caught the eye when fifth on his debut over 6f at this track last month and, stepping up a furlong in trip, the Fozzy Stack-trained colt can prove the pick.

The Raceform Interactive nugget

Since the start of 2017, Gay Kelleway has figures of 17415213 with horses that have dropped into selling class for the first time, with a £1 stake on all her runners returning a profit of £35.50.Eliedenruns in a 6f event at Wolverhampton (6.15).

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He's well in here after winning an apprentice handicap in good style off 3lb higher at Newcastle
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