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Bet Victor Racing Column
7:30am Monday 19th May 2014 in Sport
Richard Hannon's Olympic Glory gave Frankie Dettori his 200th G1 winner with success in the Lockinge Stakes on Saturday and the colt is now 5/1 (from 8s) with BetVictor to win the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, former Hannon inmate Canford Cliffs doing the double in 2011 when beating the French mare Goldikova.
The trio of Dettori, Hannon and owner Sheikh Joan Al Thani combine with Fuwairt (6.15) in the opener at Leicester and can expect further success.
The yard's juveniles are thriving at present with 2-y-o winners at York, Newmarket, Warwick and Salisbury last week with the Arcano colt taken to add another destination to the map this evening.
The feature sees Hannon double-handed with Royal Connection and Peak Royale however it is the David Lanigan trained Bold Lass (7.45) that catches the eye, making just her third career start.
The Sea he Stars filly made a winning debut over course and distance in October with three very smart fillies in behind her.
She was well backed on her handicap debut at Kempton and despite disappointing, is taken to bounce back and make amends at the scene of her prior success.
Roger Charlton won last year's renewal with Pythagorean and as such his unbeaten Continental Drift is respected, the filly springing a surprise when coming home the best to win on her sole start at Kempton at 16/1 last season.
The string of Sir Michael Stoute continued in excellent form over the weekend, Cannock Chase following the stable's success at York's Dante festival and he can enjoy further success at Windsor this evening.
The once-raced Bragging (7.35) looks to have solid claims in the fillies' maiden over a mile, seeking to build on her third last time out at Lingfield.
She showed signs of greenness that day but will have ultimately learnt from the experience and can make her debut on turf a winning one with Khalid Abdullah's retained jockey James Doyle in the plate.
Doyle can double up with Searchlight (8.35) in finale over the minimum trip, Kevin Ryan's gelding with the plumb draw in stall one.
The 3-y-o was progressive last year finishing second in maidens at Ripon over five and six furlongs before again placing in handicaps at Thirsk and Lingfield.
He has yet to have Lady Luck make her presence felt however he showed enough ability on his seasonal beau last month at Nottingham to suggest there is a race in him yet and with Ryan's stable in excellent form; he can make every yard a winning one.
Another horse that seems to struggle with his rub of the green is David Simcock's Cafe Society; (8.05) a beaten favourite on his last three starts.
He shouldn't be wrote off however, with the form of his efforts last summer in particular working well and looking in desperate need of the run on his reappearance in a competitive event at Newmarket over a mile and a half.
The handicapper hasn't caved in and he remains on a mark of 90 but he looks to have the potential to be much better. It is left with Jim Crowley instead of Jamie Spencer to find the gaps and get the 4-y-o home.
There's afternoon action from Redcar where Moonvoy (2.20) can add to trainer Jeremy Noseda's excellent 27% strike-rate at the track. Seb Sanders goes to North Yorkshire for his sole ride of the day and the Cape Cross filly should be able to build on her terrific third on debut in the Wood Ditton at Newmarket.
Trinity Star (5.50) has been punted into favouritism on his two forays handicapping this season and can make it third time lucky for Michael Dods and Paul Mulrennan in the ten furlong handicap that closes the card.
He looked desperately in need of a trip on his first start of the season at Catterick and progressed further to chase home a David O'Meara good thing here last time out over a mile. With first time cheek-pieces on the 3-y-o is a confident selection.
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