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Monday 1 September 2014

Jet all set for York honours

Jet Away has so far fallen a little short of expectations, but he can right the record in the Garbutt & Elliott Conditions Stakes at York.

The four-year-old has something of a patchy CV, having failed to really go on as expected from a Lingfield conditions win in May.

Two chances in Listed company yielded little success, with a promising second at Goodwood cancelled out by a thoroughly lacklustre ninth at Sandown.

He missed the break there but that was no excuse for a poor effort and Sir Henry Cecil then gave him a lengthy break until pitching him back into action at Newbury last month.

There was little disgrace in finishing second to the highly-rated Dubai Prince there, particularly as he had to concede 12lb.

That run could well turn out to be better than it first appears with time and Jet Away could now be starting to find his stride.

Riggins got no kind of run in the Cambridgeshire but he could gain some compensation in the Acorn Web Offset Stakes.

The seven-year-old has not tasted victory in 11 months but he has been set some stiff tasks in that time, including a trip to the Dubai Carnival and runs at Royal Ascot and in Group Two company.

While all of those targets look to be shooting a little high, Riggins is eminently capable of winning a race such as this, particularly as he barely had chance to hit top gear at Newmarket.

Thwarted at every turn in the Cambridgeshire, Riggins should find life a little easier here.

Viva Diva is average at best, but a switch up in distance could work the oracle in Wolverhampton's 32Red Casino Handicap.

A granddaughter of Oaks winner Lady Carla, she found maiden company far too good but posted a slightly improved effort on her handicap bow.

She is far from a world-beater but could improve for the slight step up in trip here.

Sansili found the switch to Listed company a step too far at Market Rasen but he can regain the winning thread at Newton Abbot.

Peter Bowen's charge notched up a nice little sequence during the summer, rising from a mark of 94 to his current perch of 117.

That run of form prompted Bowen to raise his sights at Market Rasen but in a race run at a decent clip, Sansili was prominent throughout and faded away following a mistake at the fifth.

Such a strong pace is not guaranteed here and Sansili might find the Follow Newtonabbotrace On Twitter Handicap Hurdle a little easier.

TOMORROW’S SELECTIONS

CARLISLE: 2.10 Monarch's Way, 2.45 Emperor Charlie, 3.20 Red Rocco, 3.55 Time For Spring, 4.30 Altan Khan, 5.00 Ancient Times, 5.30 Dome Run.

DUNDALK: 6.30 The Reaper, 7.00 Tower Rock, 7.30 Up, 8.00 Jjs Pride, 8.30 Caracal, 9.00 Harrison's Cave, 9.25 Let It Snow.

NEWTON ABBOT: 1.50 Timesawastin, 2.20 Rainy Champion, 2.55 Vertige Dore, 3.30 Sansili, 4.05 Khorun, 4.40 Kilvergan Boy, 5.10 Jimbill.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.40 Tiablo, 6.10 Mr Fong, 6.40 All Honesty, 7.15 Passing Stranger, 7.45 Viva Diva, 8.15 Ashkan, 8.45 Fonnie, 9.15 Cookieshake.

YORK: 2.00 Radio Gaga, 2.30 JET AWAY (NAP), 3.05 Riggins, 3.40 Lisiere, 4.15 Save The Bees, 4.50 El Lail, 5.20 Epic.

DOUBLE: Jet Away and Riggins.

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