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Appearance looking good for John Guest Handicap at Ascot


By Chris Wilson

Appeared must go well in the John Guest Handicap at Ascot.

The five-year-old son of Dubawi has come of age since he was gelded last autumn and should be considered a leading contender for this £30,000 affair over a mile and a half.

Appeared won really smartly upon his return to action in May when he scooted four and a half lengths clear of Batts Rock over this course and distance.

Roger Varian's inmate was given a huge rise in the handicap for that triumph, so it was little wonder connections turned towards Royal Ascot.

He did not let the side down, either, as the impressive-looking gelding got to within two and a quarter lengths of Rare Rhythm in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes.

That form looks impregnable as the winner has since collected Listed honours in the Silver Cup at York. Appeared has gone up 3lb but this assignment is considerably easier.

ASCOT: 1.40 Indicia, 2.10 Maghaweer, 2.45 Desert God, 3.20 Mittens, 3.55 APPEARED (NAP), 4.25 Verne Castle, 4.55 Cosmopolitan Girl.

CHEPSTOW: 5.50 Kareva, 6.20 Characterized, 6.50 Peach Melba, 7.20 Hernando Torres, 7.50 Compton Poppy, 8.20 Easy Wind, 8.50 The Detainee.

NEWMARKET: 5.35 Midnight Whistler, 6.10 Festival Of Ages, 6.40 Nobleman's Nest, 7.10 Joe's Spirit, 7.40 Street Marie, 8.10 Petitioner, 8.40 Pastime.

THIRSK: 1.20 Cameo Star, 1.50 Affina, 2.20 Juliet Capulet, 2.55 Silver Starlight, 3.30 Jack Blane, 4.05 Kodicat, 4.35 Proud Archi, 5.05 Point Of Woods.

UTTOXETER: 2.00 Nampararoo, 2.30 Mash Potato, 3.05 Ethelwyn, 3.40 Winterlude, 4.15 Clemency, 4.45 Solar Impulse, 5.15 Drumlynn.

WEXFORD: 5.30 Sharps Choice, 6.05 High Nellie, 6.35 Tranquil Magic, 7.05 Thecraicisninety, 7.35 William Du Berlais, 8.05 Urtheoneiwant, 8.35 Getaway Rose.

YORK: 6.00 Brother McGonagall, 6.30 Foxy Forever, 7.00 Fortune's Pearl, 7.30 Ajman Princess, 8.00 Innocent Touch, 8.30 Dakota Gold.

DOUBLE: Appeared and Ajman Princess

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