Morning Digest: Crownthorpe can reign at Redcar

Crownthorpe trainer Richard Fahey

AUSSIE wonder mare Winx won her 21st race on the bounce early this morning in the Group One Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. Read about how she did it here. Today Aidan O’Brien bids for his 23rd Group One victory this calendar year in the Sun Chariot Stakes where Roly Poly has strong claims. The Gosden-Dettori axis could scupper him though with Persuasive. Redcar has its day in the sun with the Totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy and there is a competitive card at Ascot. Plenty of punting opportunitites today include…

Raising Sand (3.35 Ascot) (12/1 Stan James) likes the track and was a solid third last time over course and distance despite a sloppy start. He can reverse the form with Mijack. Birchwood looks a lively danger for Richard Fahey.

Talking of Fahey, Marie Of Lyon (2.05, Newmarket) (5/1 Coral) is in rude health and with Ryan Moore up has got a good chance of landing a hat-trick. Fillies in form at this time of year are lethal.

Fahey runs eight in the Totepool Two-Year-old trophy at Redcar and the pick at the weights looks to be Crownthorpe (3.20) (10/1, bet365) who is also the chosen one of Paul Hanagan. He has been running over 7f so if he can trap well and lay up early he has sound claims.

At Fontwell, Mount Vesuvius (1.55) (4/1 generally) appeals in the opener with Paddy Brennan on board while at Wolverhampton Send Up (8.45) (7/4, Wolverhampton) looks like a typical Sir Mark Prescott improver and can win again this evening.

Finally if you’re looking for an each-way longshot (aren’t we all!) then don’t write off George Dryden (6.45, Wolverhampton) (25/1, generally) who has slipped back to a very attractive mark of 91. If he handles the all weather on his first attempt he could be very well in indeed. Be lucky!

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