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Dannyday can be a Stoute winner on return to Haydock

By Anita Chambers

Dannyday can add to his recent winning gains at Haydock by making a successful return to Merseyside. The three-year-old Dansili colt notched his first career win in June and is nicely poised to make it a double in the Better With Bohle Handicap.

Sir Michael Stoute's charge has plenty to find on the face of it as top weight Tommy Docc was good enough to finish second in the Queen's Vase at Ascot, while one or two other rivals have some nice bits of form to their names.

However, Dannyday looks a typical Sir Michael Stoute improver and he will be getting a handy 12lb pull with the top weight over a trip that appears likely to suit.

A half-brother to leading Qatar performer Dubday, Dannyday failed to cut much ice in his two juvenile outings and his earlier efforts this term were perhaps not all that noteworthy.

He finally hit the target when stepped up to a mile and six furlongs, winning by three and a quarter lengths at this track without really having to go into overdrive.

Dannyday tackles the same course and distance again and is well capable of bringing home a brace.

Birdman is seemingly back on song this term and could be dangerous to oppose in the Float Glass Industries Handicap.

Switched to the care of David O'Meara over the winter, he made a scorching start for new connections when winning on his first three outings before his progress slowed slightly with a couple of placed efforts on the last two occasions.

He was only beaten three-quarters of a length at Haydock in early June and looks capable of defying his rating of 93 today.

Molly Dolly has two wins in as many starts to her credit and can further enhance those statistics in the Weatherbys EBF Stallions Breeding Winners Fillies' Handicap at Newbury.

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