Nap of the day: best horse racing tips for the day's six meetings
Thursday's big-race selections from Goodwood, Galway and elsewhere
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Mark Johnston has won three of the last seven runnings andHighland Premiere (nap) can enhance that record having won easily on his nursery debut at Catterick, for which a 5lb rise is far from harsh. Aldbourne hinted at potential when denied a clear run at Epsom last time and this handicap newcomer is second choice. Adjuvant, Already Gone, Mayfair Stroll and the Richard Hannon pair Ardbraccan and South Audley all arrive on the back of wins and enter calculations.
A race bursting with class.Magic Tricks(nap)has not shown his hand fully and could be capable of coming alive on the big stage for his top connections. Everything looks in place for a massive run. At the opposite end of the handicap, Saldier sets a high standard being a dual Grade 1 winner while the locally-trained Sole Pretender is interesting under a top claimer after warming up for this with victory in the Grimes Hurdle. Belfast Banter, Milkwood and Winner Takes Itall are just a handful of others who boast solid claims but Magic Tricks is a confident selection.
No Fixed Charges is interesting on handicap debut and Oscar Montel is on a good mark back hurdling after last week's chase success. He is the main danger toTel'Art (nap), who goes very well fresh, won on his only previous visit here and is reunited with Nico do Boinville (both wins under him).
Roman Mist is a likeablethree-year-old who should give her running butDartington (nap) is only 3lb above his winning mark and he might be an improver this season if his reappearance effort is anything to go by. Appreciable rain would bring Latent Heat\p into the equation.
AsImprovised (nap) has managed to win on the undulations of Ripon and around the tight turns of Catterick, it suggests she's a well-balanced filly who should act on this track. The way she came away last time suggests this step up to 7f shouldn't be an issue and she's selected to make light of an opening mark of 80. The class-dropping Areehaa may give her most to do ahead of the thriving Poet's Magic.
This effectively looks a big drop in class for topweight Copper Knight (nap). Tim Easterby's seven-year-old has yet to run a poor race over this course and distanceand a repeat of his latest effort can suffice. Irish raider Chitra made a good start for Joseph O'Brien and isn't ruled out but Saluti and Kingsholm might prove bigger dangers.
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