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Dylan can hit the high notes despite his inexperience

By Anita Chambers

Rolling Dylan hit the crossbar on his latest start but can make amends with victory in the Betfred Mobile Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown.

The six-year-old will be having just his eighth outing under Rules in this Grade Three event but proved his inexperience is not too much of a hindrance to his chances of handicap success when just being edged out by Shantou Bob at Chepstow.

He looked a likely winner when taking it up before the last, but his concentration seemed to wane a bit which allowed his rival to swoop in for a last-gasp verdict.

An 8lb hike for that defeat is pretty harsh, but Rolling Dylan is clearly progressing and can rank higher still.

Buveur D'Air gets the nod for the Contenders Hurdle, and he will certainly be fit for action after winning twice over fences this term, while Top Notch should win the following race.

FAIRYHOUSE: 1.10 Retour En France, 1.45 Texas Jack, 2.20 Holeinthewall Bar, 2.50 Asthuria, 3.25 Knockmaole Boy, 4.00 Logical Song, 4.30 Miss Sapphire.

LINGFIELD: 12.50 Saleh, 1.20 Byron Flyer, 2.00 Pretend, 2.30 Fly True, 3.05 Arab Spring, 3.40 Gabrielle, 4.15 Treble Strike.

MUSSELBURGH: 12.25 Dear Sire, 12.55 Chain Of Beacons, 1.30 Fidux, 2.05 Alvarado, 2.40 Shantou Tiger, 3.15 Drumcliff, 3.45 Wonderful Charm, 4.20 Superior Command.

NEWCASTLE: 5.45 Indian Dandy, 6.15 Jack Flash, 6.45 Cool Strutter, 7.15 Garrick, 7.45 Bint Arcano, 8.15 Sugar Town, 8.45 Hadley.

SANDOWN: 12.40 Sergio, 1.15 Grey Gold, 1.50 Buveur D'Air, 2.25 Top Notch, 3.00 ROLLING DYLAN (NAP), 3.35 Otago Trail, 4.05 Druid's Folly.

WETHERBY: 1.05 All My Love, 1.40 West Wizard, 2.15 Rock My Style, 2.45 Missed Approach, 3.20 Ami Desbois, 3.55 Ardea, 4.25 Oscar Mor.

DOUBLE: Rolling Dylan and Buveur D'Air.

MUSSELBURGH (tomorrow): 1.40 Burbank, 2.10 Frodon, 2.40 Peter The Mayo Man, 3.10 San Benedeto, 3.40 OVERLAND FLYER (NAP), 4.10 El Bandit, 4.40 Beyond The Clouds.

PUNCHESTOWN (tomorrow): 1.30 Sire Du Berlais, 2.00 Carrig Cathal, 2.30 Ballyboker Bridge, 3.00 Douvan, 3.30 Be The Hero, 4.00 Canaly, 4.30 Clitandre.

TAUNTON (tomorrow): 1.50 Volpone Jelois, 2.20 Aliandy, 2.50 Hint Of Mint, 3.20 Big Windmill, 3.50 Willow's Saviour, 4.20 Warriors Tale, 4.50 Scales.

DOUBLE: Overland Flyer and El Bandit.

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