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Racing tips for Thursday

BRIGHTON: 2.18 Batchelor Boy, 2.48 Havana Force, 3.18 Elforleather, 3.53 Chinthurst, 4.23 Voodoo Ray, 4.55 Confederation.

CHELMSFORD: 6.30 Due Date, 7.00 D Flawless, 7.30 Wannabe Brave, 8.00 Sant Alessio, 8.30 The African Queen, 9.00 Thomas Equinas.

CHESTER: 1.30 Roman Dragon, 2.05 Teej A, 2.35 Dashing Darcey, 3.05 Jayarebe, 3.40 POINT LONSDALE (NAP), 4.10 Dream Harder, 4.45 Contacto.

GOWRAN PARK: 1.35 Laugh A Minute, 2.10 Dark Viper, 2.40 Manhattan Dandy, 3.10 Moutarde, 3.45 Perfect Poise, 4.15 Miss Tapley, 4.50 Valleyoftheeagles.

HUNTINGDON: 1.50 King Of The Road, 2.25 Valentine Getaway, 2.55 Tarras Wood, 3.25 Home Free, 4.00 Testflight, 4.30 Kilo Kelos, 5.03 Handfulofpromises.

STRATFORD: 4.40 Scintillante, 5.20 Lightning Mahler, 5.50 Dixie Cowboy, 6.20 Star Of Affinity, 6.50 Village Master, 7.20 Pillar Of Steel, 7.50 Amalfi Bay, 8.20 Telefenney.

BASTER: 4.35 Disco Dancer, 5.10 Lucky Storm, 5.40 Oneforgonzo, 6.10 Freddie Robdal, 6.40 Easy Fella, 7.10 Don’t Matter Now, 7.40 Ma Bess, 8.10 Jackstell.

DOUBLE: Point Lonsdale and Havana Force.


Point Lonsdale will test his stamina when he locks horns with Arrest in the tote.co.uk Supporting Racing Ormonde Stakes on day two of the Chester Festival.

Aidan O’Brien’s five-year-old has never raced over a mile and a half in a successful career of 15 races to date, so will travel over 15 and a half furlongs for the first time in this Group Three contest .

Ryan Moore steered Point Lonsdale to victory in the Group 2 Huxley Stakes 12 months ago – the latest taste of success for the durable All-Australian, who returns to domestic action after a spell in the Middle East this winter.

Point Lonsdale finished third in Bahrain in November before pocketing more than £94,000 for a sixth-placed finish in the Dubai Sheema Classic in March despite going 100-1.

Connections are confident Arest can progress after his seventh appearance at Newbury in April. He capped a 2023 campaign in which he started favorite for the Derby by taking out the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury, before a second in the St Leger in September.

Arrest also has form on this track when landing the Boodles Chester Vase last year, but while he has no worries about the distance, it’s O’Brien’s charge that gets the nod.

Jayarebe impressed at Newmarket last month can back that up in the Boodles Raindance Dee Stakes.

He powered to a three-and-a-quarter length triumph over Whip Cracker to land the Feilden Stakes at the Craven meeting and the subsequent form of the third-placed colt of Richard Hughes and Caviar Heights should inspire trainer Brian Meehan .

Caviar Heights comfortably won the Newmarket Stakes by four lengths on Friday, with Whip Cracker finishing third. Jayarebe will be there for top honours, although God’s Window, trained as Arrest by John and Thady Gosden, is a threat after his comfortable success at Nottingham three weeks ago.

Teej A looks to improve on his only second place to date when he lines up in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.

Karl Burke’s charge was beaten two and a quarter lengths on debut at Nottingham and can use the 5lb advantage she has over her male rivals in the two-year-old contest.

At Brighton, Havana Force can end a run of three consecutive seconds by claiming the Get Raceday Ready Restricted Maiden Stakes.

Hollie Doyle takes the road as Marco Botti’s three-year-old looks to get her nose in front on her fifth career start.

The African Queen is chasing a second win in nine days for Charlie Johnston in the bet365 Best Guaranteed Handicap at Chelmsford.

The three-year-old filly will have to defy the upper weight after last week’s Grade Three success at Brighton, but stepping down in this company should suit.

At Stratford, Lightening Mahler returns to action after stopping in a Listed mares’ novice hurdle at Cheltenham last month.

The Dan Skelton-trained six-year-old moves down in class for what is her fencing debut in the Betting.Bet Novices’ Handicap Chase.


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