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Lancashire Telegraph racing column
7:00am Wednesday 4th December 2013 in Sport
Addictive Dream ended a lengthy barren spell at Lingfield last time and he can make it a quickfire double in the Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap back at the Surrey venue.
The six-year-old has not struck gold since winning in Dubai back in January 2012 and while he had intermittently performed with credit in between, he had taken a steep drop down the ratings.
Addictive Dream boasted a mark 112 after his Meydan efforts but that kind of perch made last year a tough task and it was only once he started to drop back into the 90s that his form picked up.
Racing off a mark of 94 last time, he travelled strongly throughout over six furlongs before kicking on to land the win by three-quarters of a length.
The handicapper has seen fit to put him back up to 98 now, but that win should have done his confidence the world of good and while David Nicholls switches back to five furlongs here, Addictive Dream has won over the trip twice before.
Uramazin is an interesting recruit for Philip Hide and looks the pick in the Coral App Download From The App Store Conditions Stakes.
A Group Two winner and Group One-placed in Hong Kong, Uramazin was tried over hurdles on his first couple of starts after switching to Britain but he did not really warm to his task and a couple of mistakes probably sapped what confidence he had.
Uramazin looked much more at home when returned to the level for a Listed heat at Lingfield last month, putting in a power-packed finish to take third after being left plenty of ground to make up.
The application of a hood seemed to do wonders that day and while Uramazin still has a bit to prove, he could be hard to beat if recapturing even a little of his Hong Kong best.
Pearl Spectre boasts Classic entries for next term so it would be disappointing if he could not land the 32Red Nursery Handicap on his first try in this sphere.
While those engagements may prove a little lofty in time, Pearl Spectre hails from a fine family and looked sure to rate a deal better than his recent maiden win in due course.
Miss Blakeney is worth a chance as she returns from a lengthy absence in the Betdaq 1st UK Race Commission Free Handicap at Kempton.
The four-year-old was twice a winner on the all weather last winter but proved thoroughly disappointing when tried on the turf during the summer, being practically pulled up at Windsor.
She returns to the Polytrack this time and is worth a small wager to return to top form.
Star In Flight looked pretty ring rusty on his first start in 11 months but an improved effort is expected in the racinguk.com Beginners’ Chase at Catterick.
The six-year-old was a winner over hurdles at Sedgefield last November but was then off the track until reappearing at Carlisle in October.
He jumped well in the main that day, but was just found wanting when the pace turned up a notch and his rider was not too hard on him, letting him come home a distant fourth.
Donald McCain has given him plenty of time to recover from those exertions and normal improvement would see him on the premises here.
Sambelucky made a satisfactory return from a long lay off at Sedgefield and can go one place better in the catterickbridge.co.uk Handicap Chase.
Returning from 546 days on the sidelines, Keith Reveley’s charge was beaten five lengths by Pistol Basc, who was in receipt of a healthy chunk of weight.
Sambelucky kept on well that day and remains on a handy mark.
Cootehill loves it at Ludlow and he can once again take a leading role at his favourite track in the Boyne Cup.
The nine-year-old has won twice at the course and is very rarely out of the shake up there, so he must be respected despite not having got his head in front since March.
He won off 124 that day and his luckless recent streak means he is off just a 1lb higher mark here.
Cootehill turned in a fine effort to be beaten just under five lengths on his most recent outing over course and distance and should go well again for the Nigel Twiston-Davies team.
Pass The Time is another to make a quick reappearance in the Racing UK Mares’ Handicap Hurdle following her 11-length triumph last week.
Trainer Neil Mulholland is obviously anticipating a steep rise for that comfortable success and would sooner take his chance again under the standard 7lb extra rather than wait for his charge to be reassessed.
CATTERICK: 12.20 Spiekeroog, 12.50 Sambelucky, 1.20 Muhtaris, 1.50 Star In Flight, 2.20 Maison De Ville, 2.50 Honest John, 3.20 On Tour.
KEMPTON: 3.50 Byron’s Gold, 4.20 Ex Ex, 4.50 Castle Combe, 5.20 Koos, 5.50 Poncho, 6.20 Miss Blakeney, 6.50 One Last Dream, 7.20 Ivestar.
LINGFIELD: 12.00 Pearl Spectre, 12.30 Tumbledown, 1.00 ADDICTIVE DREAM (NAP), 1.30 Uramazin, 2.00 Another Try, 2.30 Daring Dragon, 3.00 Mallory Heights, 3.30 Galiotto.
LUDLOW: 12.40 Iguacu, 1.10 King Massini, 1.40 Pass The Time, 2.10 Cootehill, 2.40 Oscar Hill, 3.10 Motou, 3.40 Fire Tower.
DOUBLE: Addictive Dream and Uramazin.
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