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Insaany has been making steady progress and can bring up his hat-trick in the Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap at Ayr on Monday.

A half-brother to the useful Captain Cat among others, Mark Johnston's charge has taken a while to find his stride but after getting his head in front for the first time at Nottingham in early May, he quickly followed up towards the end of the month.

His three maiden efforts hinted at some promise but it was in handicap company that Insaany found his niche, making all at Nottingham to claim a comfortable two-and-a-quarter-length verdict.

Raised 7lb for that effort, Insaany defied the extra burden to keep finding under pressure and cling on to a neck victory at Haydock.

He again dictated the pace, which clearly suits him, but had to show some heart to register the win, which he certainly did to hold on.

Insaany is clearly progressing and while another 5lb hike makes life tougher still, he can keep finding when asked.

High On Life shrugged off ground concerns to win at Windsor last month and conditions could be more to his liking in the freebets.co.uk Supporting England In Brazil Handicap back at the Thamesside venue.

He broke his maiden at the fourth attempt and while that was merely an average event, Jamie Osborne's charge should still be given plenty of credit for his four-and-a-half-length strike.

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High On Life made every yard that day and despite the soft ground seemingly being against him, he won with plenty to spare.

An initial mark of 73 looks thoroughly workable and he should be on the premises.

History Book won an admittedly moderate Wolverhampton maiden on her sole start to date but is worth a chance in the Everymind Fillies' Handicap.

Trained by Charlie Appleby, this nicely-bred daughter of Raven's Pass beat a subsequent winner when triumphing by four and a half lengths on her racecourse debut last November.

She clearly had her issues as she was making her three-year-old bow so late in the day and it is intriguing that Godolphin have decided to persevere with the filly as a four-year-old.

Tony Coyle's audacious Oaks bid with Lily Rules did not pay off, but Newgate Queen can get the Malton team smiling again with victory in the Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap at Pontefract.

One of two runners for the yard, she is preferred over stablemate Shirocco Passion after showing an excellent attitude to score at Doncaster on her most recent run.

Scoring for the first time in six attempts, she ground out a head win after being sent to the front with two furlongs left in an amateur riders' event.

She was headed but fought back gamely and while the merit of such a race is open to question, her confidence is riding high and any further rain would also help her chances.

Saakhen can supplement a recent Southwell win in the Mr Wolf Sprint Handicap.

Formerly trained in Ireland by Kevin Prendergast, he changed hands for 22,000 guineas last July after two maiden runs and was given plenty of time to develop before reappearing for Richard Fahey in April.

An initial effort at Newcastle was nothing special, although the race was won by the promising G Force, and then he made hard work of winning at Southwell off a mark of 83, having to dig deep to hold off the runner-up, although that pair pulled seven lengths clear of the rest.

Saakhen gets to race off a 3lb lower mark back on the turf, though, and gives the impression that there is still some ability to be eked out in the future.

Makari made an excellent start over fences last month and can keep up the good work for Nicky Henderson in the SIS At The Heart of Racing Novices' Chase at Newton Abbot.

AYR: 2.30 Doc Charm, 3.00 Tenor, 3.30 Forrest Flyer, 4.00 Rockweiller, 4.30 Monel, 5.00 Lomond Lassie, 5.30 INSAANY (NAP), 6.00 Ebony Clarets.

NEWTON ABBOT: 2.15 Midnight Minx, 2.45 Nomadic Storm, 3.15 Rolling Maul, 3.45 Makari, 4.15 Sadma, 4.45 The Rattler Obrien, 5.15 Clouds Of Mist.

PONTEFRACT: 6.40 Miss Van Gogh, 7.10 Rosie Rebel, 7.40 Saakhen, 8.10 Newgate Queen, 8.40 Consistant, 9.10 Emjayem.

ROSCOMMON: 6.00 Rousayan, 6.30 Have A Nice Day, 7.00 Henson, 7.30 Lonan, 8.00 Alderwood, 8.30 Rivage D'Or, 9.00 Clonbanan Lad.

WINDSOR: 6.20 Red Tycoon, 6.50 Matraash, 7.20 Jupiter Storm, 7.50 History Book, 8.20 Pennine Warrior, 8.50 High On Life.

DOUBLE: Insaany and High On Life.

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