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Heho has shown glimpses of ability but the switch to handicap company at Nottingham can prove the making of the Sir Michael Stoute-trained filly.

One second place in three maiden runs sees her start on a mark of 74 in the PHS Waterlogic Fillies' Handicap and that could prove to be a lenient mark in due course.

Heho never looked like making an impact on her racecourse bow on the Kempton all-weather last September but she shaped with more promise on her first turf outing at this track last month.

Beaten just over four lengths, the winner has since gone in again at Ascot which gives the form a solid look, particularly as one or two other also-rans have shown up well too since.

Returned to Nottingham again at the end of April, Heho posted her best effort yet when second to My Spirit, being beaten just a length after making an early bid for home.

Her rider was far from hard on her in the finish that day and Stoute is a master at placing this type of horse to best advantage.

Aktabantay was only narrowly beaten in what appeared to be one of the hottest juvenile events so far this season and it would be a surprise if he cannot strike gold in the EBF Stallions Happy 10th Birthday Racing UK Maiden Stakes.

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He cost 370,000 guineas as a yearling and looked as though he might offer an immediate return at Newmarket, only failing to pull back the well-regarded Elite Gardens by a short head.

Aktabantay was very green that day, though, with the penny taking a while to drop and he should have learnt plenty for the outing.

Trainer Hugo Palmer views the son of Oasis Dream as a possible Royal Ascot type so he really should be winning here if he is to live up to those kind of aspirations.

Aurelia Cotta notched her all-important first win at Warwick last month and and can build on that in Bath's 32Red.com Handicap.

The Holy Roman Emperor filly finally hit the mark at the fourth time of asking on her handicap debut.

Three outings as a juvenile yielded little joy so Charlie Hills wasted no time in setting her sights on handicaps, with a mark of 59 proving fair enough to see her run out a head winner.

It was only an ordinary event and that fact combined with the margin of victory means the handicapper has raised her just 3lb and that extra little chunk may not prove enough to stop her.

Swiss Kiss hails from an excellent family and can make it third-time lucky in the Your Wedding At Great Yarmouth Racecourse Maiden Stakes at the seaside venue.

A half-sister to the likes of Swiss Diva and Swiss Spirit, Swiss Kiss was well beaten on her only juvenile outing but shaped with more promise when fourth at Lingfield earlier in the month.

She sported a hood that day but still did not seem the finished article and could still have plenty to give.

San Cassiano is the choice in the Bulmers Handicap at Newcastle after hitting the bar on his last two outings.

He stayed on again after being passed at Ripon and deserved plenty of credit for that length-and-a-half defeat.

Fullaah is one to watch for Godolphin in the Fosters Maiden Stakes.

SELECTIONS

BATH: 2.10 Brown Velvet, 2.40 Dreams Of Glory, 3.10 Kosika, 3.40 Plucky Dip, 4.10 Aurelia Cotta, 4.40 Royal Warranty, 5.10 Happy Families.

NEWCASTLE: 2.20 Soul Brother, 2.50 Fleurtille, 3.20 Fullaah, 3.50 San Cassiano, 4.20 Beat The Tide, 4.50 King Of Eden, 5.20 Uncle Brit, 5.50 Card High.

NOTTINGHAM: 2.00 Aktabantay, 2.30 Red Primo, 3.00 Pearl Spice, 3.30 HEHO (NAP), 4.00 Lacan, 4.30 Space Walker, 5.00 Cardinal.

WARWICK: 5.45 Divertimenti, 6.15 Show Spirit, 6.45 Spellmaker, 7.15 Vodka Chaser, 7.45 Hallingham, 8.15 Amber Isle, 8.45 Eseej.

YARMOUTH: 5.30 Swiss Kiss, 6.00 Giantstepahead, 6.30 Ela Goog La Mou, 7.00 Nullarbor Sky, 7.30 Arctic Lynx, 8.00 Black Vale, 8.30 Gift Of Silence.

DOUBLE: Heho and Aktabantay.

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