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YOU BET: Armed Forces Day at Newbury
NEWBURY stages its final flat meeting of the season on Saturday with the Armed Forces Race Day, where there will be displays from the armed forces during the afternoon and several static displays.
A seven-race card includes the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes and St Simon Stakes, racing getting underway at 1.40pm with the Julia Tooth Memorial EBF Maiden Filles Stakes for two year olds over a mile where Westwiththenight could get backers off to a good start.
Beckhampton trainer Roger Charlton has Al Kazeem entered for the St Simon Stakes and could go well, but the selection is the William Haggas-trained Beaten Up.
Later, it could pay to go along with a Haggas double, courtesy of Cardigan in the Listed Radley Stakes.
The final Group One race of the flat seasonthe Racing Post Trophy is the feature race on the Doncaster card and Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien has four of the nine entries, including the hot ante-post favourite Camelot.
Opposition includes the John Gosden-trained Fencing, Farraaj from the Roger Varien stable and Frankie Dettori’s mount Encke.
Camelot should justify favouritism, but perhaps the Jeremy Noseda-trained Talwar could be in the shake up.
The Lambourn-trained Accession, the mount of Adam Kirby, catches the eye for the Listed Doncaster Stakes.
Wolverhampton’s evening flat meeting could see jockey Paul Hanagan in the winners’ enclosure in his quest to retain his champion jockey’s crown. Jumping meetings are at Chepstow and Stratford, while at Aintree, Paul Nicholls-trained superstars Master Minded, in the Grade 2 Betfred and Monet’s Garden in the Old Roan Chase should appear.
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