Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Henry to turn up the volume

Many Volumes can confirm the favourable residue left by his last run at Doncaster by winning Pontefract's feature race of the day.

Henry Cecil's progressive colt turned in a super display on Town Moor when only finding the useful Kirklees too hot in a tight conditions event.

The son of Chester House also endured traffic problems over two furlongs out and had to be switched right for a run.

But once Tom Queally found a gap, Many Volumes showed real zip to get to within two and a half lengths of the Godolphin-owned winner.

Prior to that effort, Cecil's runner put Listed scorer Snoqualmie Boy firmly in his place at Newmarket.

He is unlikely to be much of a price in the Dalby Screw-Driver Handicap, but having consistently fought his corner against some lofty names, this extended 10-furlong heat should represent routine stuff for a three-year-old on the upgrade.

Deira Dubai did not do a great deal wrong at York last time and can land the EBF Poppin Lane Maiden Stakes for Barry Hills.

Hills does particularly well at Pontefract, with four winners from 11 runners to his name this term.

That statistic can be enhanced if this Green Desert filly does what is expected of her back in Yorkshire.

A pleasing debut at Doncaster was augmented by her closing-in third on the Knavesmire, and fourth-placed Thunderstruck has since won at Beverley.

Drawn three of 17 is another positive, while the trainer's decision to drop down to six furlongs should not be questioned.

As an intriguing footnote, it is worth mentioning she still holds an entry in the Cheveley Park at Newmarket next week.

Napoleon Dynamite has dropped a few pounds on his return to Wolverhampton, which should be enough to see him home in the Lloyd Fraser 20th Anniversary Handicap.

John Hills' runner, who landed the odds at Dunstall Park on his penultimate start, has the assistance of Jamie Spencer and should benefit from a drop in distance.

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