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Cash in again with fast Genki

Tomorrow's Racing

By Burnaby

Following in-form young sprinters can often lead to healthy profits and Genki can certainly be classed in that category ahead of the Inkerman London Handicap at Newbury.

Roger Charlton's three-year-old has been strategically placed throughout his short career and has only finished outside the first two once in seven starts - and that was on his debut over seven furlongs.

He has been brought along steadily since winning his maiden at Folkestone in April, culminating with his most authoritative performance to date last time out.

Competing against his own age group in the Shergar Cup Sprint, the result was never in any doubt as Genki careered away for a two-length victory over Lipocco.

As he is still lightly raced, Charlton's speedster can be expected to improve again.

The reappearance of Slam in the Axminster Carpets EBF Maiden Stakes is eagerly anticipated.

Barry Hills' juvenile made his debut in a Listed contest at Newbury and ran a blinder for one so inexperienced, finishing fifth to Sharp Nephew.

He was not exactly asked for everything that day - understandable on debut - and can show the benefit of such treatment this time.

The son of Beat Hollow holds entries in the Royal Lodge Stakes and the Racing Post Trophy so will have to win this contest to live up to those expectations.

Hills can bring up a double with Gib in the Newbury Groundstaff Fillies' Handicap.

On-song fillies are also worth supporting this time of year and as she has won her last two starts, there seems no apparent reason to desert her on a hat-trick mission.

Another in search of a three-timer is Mark Brisbourne's Royal Indulgence, who lines up in the Handicap at Chepstow.

Brisbourne has his horses in rude health and the fact he earmarked this contest for the seven-year-old after his last victory bodes well.

Alan Rutter, a 7lb claiming jockey, did the steering last time and is in the plate once again.

The Convivial Maiden at York is traditionally a hot race and the fourth home, Glorious Gift, should take some stopping in the second division of the PFA Centenary EBF Maiden Stakes at Haydock.

John Gosden is never afraid to run some of his better juveniles on the Kempton polytrack and Aboriginie looks to have the EBF Letchworth Couriers Maiden Stakes at his mercy.

Third behind Terry Mills' Pegasus Again on debut, a reproduction of that effort should see him come home in front.

Championship Point has been handed top weight for the totesport Cambridgeshire at Newmarket on October 6.

Mick Channon's charge is a 25-1 shot to defy his 10st burden and become the first horse since Cap Juluca in 1995 to win from the head of the handicap.

Pipedreamer (8st 12lb), The Illies (8st 5lb) and Sagredo (8st 10lb) currently share 12-1 favouritism with the race sponsors.

The former represents John Gosden and was last seen lifting a valuable Goodwood handicap, while Barry Hills' The Illies was successful in his latest two outings in competitive handicaps at Ascot and York.

Sir Mark Prescott has won the Cambridgeshire twice before with Quinlan Terry (1988) and Chivalry (2003) and Sagredo is his possible.

Irish handler Jessica Harrington could be represented by the 25-1 shot Jumbajukiba (9st 11lb), successful in a Curragh handicap earlier this season and last seen collecting a Listed contest at Cork in facile fashion.

One-time Derby favourite Greek Well is a 16-1 chance to give Sir Michael Stoute a second Cambridgeshire success, following Intermission's victory 31 years ago.

John Gosden has confirmed Imperial Star on course for Saturday's totepool September Stakes at Kempton.

The Newmarket trainer also has Pipedreamer and Sunshine Kid among the 18 entries.

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