Betfair's racing man Nick Shiambouros has lined up another enhanced double this Thursday, hoping his runner can record back to back victories...
"This was a promising debut and significant improvement is expected."
Semper Augustus to win again
I am going to side with Semper Augustus in this competitive handicap.
This gelding beat Wholelotafun at Newbury earlier this month. He took the lead well inside the final furlong and kept on well to score decisively.
He had previously won off the same mark in similar fashion, but was disqualified for failing to weigh in. I think he can cope with the 4lb rise, and should make a bold bid. He will be played late by Tom Marquand, and is fairly priced at 3.7511/4 on the Sportsbook.
American Star to shine
American Star can give Ed Walker another winner in this fascinating Novice Stakes.
This colt finished sixth to Great Max on debut over this course earlier this month. He missed the break, but ran on strongly in the closing stages without troubling the judge.
This was a promising debut and significant improvement is expected. There is plenty of speed in the pedigree, and should be more forwardly placed today. The stable had a two-year-old winner earlier this month. He is currently trading at 4.03/1 on the Sportsbook which is about right.
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