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Belle looking good for victory at Downpatrick

Belle Brook looks the one to beat in the Audrey Woods Memorial EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Downpatrick today.

Davy Russell's mount should prove too strong for Streamtown.

Philip Rothwell's Mayo Mystique is hard to oppose in the opening Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle, while Andrew Lynch has a fine chance aboard Arctic Mick in the Peter Meegan Memorial Handicap Hurdle.

Lord Multifix can take the hunters chase, and any market moves for the Gordon Elliott-trained Nutin Fancy should be worth following in the bumper.

Rate Of Knots has not visited the winner's enclosure for well over a year now but she can end that barren patch at Folkestone today.

The eight-year-old was successful at Carlisle last February but has been out of luck since, although she was placed in Listed company last term too. Jonjo O'Neill's charge has shown signs of a revival of late, making the frame in her last two starts, most recently when second at Warwick on New Year's Eve.

That was a tough race and she has been given a break since, but suitably refreshed and still 1lb lower than her last winning mark, Rate Of Knots is one to follow in the Wood-Mizer Kent National.

Drill Sergeant is the choice in Bangor's Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Hurdle.

Donald McCain loves nothing more than having winners at his local track and this former Mark Johnston inmate has taken to hurdles well. Brought down when still going well at Ascot last time, this looks much easier.

Round Won justified support to win at Kempton a week ago and can go in again at the same venue.

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