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Sir Dancealot can perform winning feat at Leicester


By Chris Wilson

Sir Dancealot can rediscover that happy knack of winning races when he lines up on a strong card at Leicester.

The three-year-old colt is a lovely horse, but things have not quite gone his way this year.

Indeed, Sir Dancealot has not tasted victory since he claimed the Rockingham at York as a juvenile at this time last year.

The son of Sir Prancealot has, however, been aggressively campaigned this season and the seven-furlong Wreake Handicap represents a sizeable drop in class.

David Elsworth's inmate was only beaten three lengths in the Park Stakes at Doncaster, before which he was hardly out with the washing in the Hungerford Stakes.

The Bunbury Cup runner-up must carry a fair bit of weight at Leicester, but this is obviously not as a strong as a Group race and it is great to see Ryan Moore has kept the faith in him.

With conditions seemingly appreciable towards a good run, much is expected of him.

Just Glamorous made a sudden return to form at Ascot earlier in the month and has a grand chance of a double in the £25,000 sprint handicap.

Having shown next to nothing all summer, the breathing operation before his penultimate run obviously worked the oracle.

Ron Harris' chestnut had, frankly, been in appalling form but bold Oisin Murphy tactics in the Listed Rous Stakes rekindled his love of racing.

Just Glamorous must carry top weight in this five-furlong dash, but now he has rediscovered his mojo, and with Murphy back on board, he could be hard to pass.

His form last summer, when he won three races on the spin on variants of ground, offers enough evidence to prove he is a horse eminently capable of rattling up a sequence.

Breath Caught will surely take all the beating in the Reference Point Maiden Stakes.

Ralph Beckett's Bated Breath youngster stepped up markedly on his debut effort at Chepstow when second last time out to Bathsheba Bay. With Moore an unusual booking for the yard, the hint should be taken.

Beyond Recall showed enough on her last start at Lingfield to warrant support in a one-mile handicap at Kempton.

Luca Cumani's three-year-old did not enjoy an especially trouble-free run when last seen on a racecourse, and yet she charged home for third spot.

Beyond Recall can run off the same mark at Kempton and Jamie Spencer is likely to know an awful lot more about her on this occasion.

Kings Ryde impressed on his hurdles bow when winning by 19 lengths and he can follow up with another win at Worcester.

The five-year-old made every yard of the running at Southwell in September and while it was possibly not the strongest of contests, Kings Ryde won with the minimum of fuss.

Nicky Henderson pitches him into the Novices' Hurdle here and Kings Ryde looks a smart prospect.


LEICESTER: 2.00 Bold Reason, 2.30 Sans Souci Bay, 3.00 SIR DANCEALOT (NAP), 3.30 Just Glamorous, 4.00 Breath Caught, 4.30 Puramente, 5.00 What Wonders Weave, 5.30 Squiggley.

HUNTINGDON: 2.20 Captain Felix, 2.50 Ballypoint, 3.20 Sunader, 3.50 Ckalco Des Loges, 4.20 Abbreviate, 4.50 Simple As That, 5.20 Amanto.

KEMPTON: 5.15 Staffa, 5.45 Foxy Forever, 6.15 Spring Cosmos, 6.45 Bath And Tennis, 7.15 Beyond Recall, 7.45 Live Dangerously, 8.15 Magic Mirror, 8.45 Katabatika.

WORCESTER: 2.10 The Happy Chappy, 2.40 Bon Chic, 3.10 Sword Of Fate, 3.40 Overawed, 4.10 Kings Ryde, 4.40 Terry The Fish, 5.10 Plantagenet.

DOUBLE: Sir Dancealot and Just Glamorous.

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