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Class acts Eynhallow and Ellthea can pay off at double

By Nick Robson

Eynhallow is progressing at a rate of knots and a 6lb penalty should not be enough to stop him in the Watch Racing UK Anywhere Handicap at Sandown.

Roger Charlton's inmate showed glimpses of ability in maidens last season and resumed winning ways over course and distance eight days ago.

Ellthea can put an unfortunate experience behind her by winning the Longines Irish Champion Weekend EBF Stallions Star Stakes.

Karl Burke's filly was due to run in a Listed race at Newmarket a few weeks ago but tried to escape under the stalls and had to be withdrawn.

That will have been no fun for her, but it might turn out for the best as it would have taken a remarkable performance to beat Richard Fahey's hugely impressive winner Dance Diva.

Ellthea looked promising herself, though, when winning at Carlisle last time out.

Fourth on her debut at Windsor behind the smart Out Of The Flames, she showed the benefit of that run in Cumbria.

While at the time the form looked nothing flash, the third, fourth and sixth have all won since, giving it some substance.

Joshua Reynolds can win the RacingUK.com Handicap.

Finishing Touch can get her head in front in the Zenergi Fillies' Handicap at Newbury, while best bet at Doncaster is Wafeer in the Terry Bellas Memorial Novice Stakes.

DONCASTER: 5.45 The New Pharaoh, 6.15 Wafeer, 6.45 Raawy, 7.20 Kaeso, 7.50 Savannah Slew, 8.20 Athollblair Boy, 8.55 Circulation.

LEOPARDSTOWN: 5.55 Ballot Box, 6.25 Nelson, 6.55 Easter Lily, 7.30 Berkeley Square, 8.00 Discovery Lad, 8.30 Belgravia, 9.00 Magna Cartor.

LIMERICK: 5.35 Absolute Grit, 6.05 Penny Jane, 6.35 Whenthewindblows, 7.10 Cable, 7.40 Sharlanda, 8.10 Snugsborough Benny, 8.45 Kosovo.

NEWBURY: 5.30 Elusive Cowboy, 6.00 Al Mustashar, 6.30 Story Minister, 7.05 Pilgrim's Treasure, 7.35 Finishing Touch, 8.05 Think Fashion, 8.40 Lucky Louie.

SANDOWN: 2.00 Global Rose, 2.30 Joshua Reynolds, 3.05 ELLTHEA (NAP), 3.40 Eynhallow, 4.10 Paradise Cove, 4.45 Finale, 5.15 Another Boy.

WORCESTER: 1.50 Court Dismissed, 2.20 Bold Duke, 2.55 Intifadah, 3.30 State The Obvious, 4.00 Novis Adventus, 4.35 Monbeg Legend, 5.05 Barizan, 5.40 It's A Steal.

YARMOUTH: 1.40 Fyre Cay, 2.10 Dream Of Joy, 2.40 Mirimar, 3.15 Midnight Whistler, 3.50 Loving, 4.25 Agnethe, 4.55 Wotadoll, 5.25 Harba.

DOUBLE: Ellthea and Eynhallow

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