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castle can be king at southwell

Kinloch Castle has shown up well on his first couple of starts and has been found the ideal opportunity to get off the mark at Southwell.

Trainer Mark Johnston and jockey Silvestre de Sousa were out of luck with Fox Hunt in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, and the Brazilian rider now has his work cut out to reel in reigning champion Paul Hanagan in the race for the title.

That said, a lot can happen in the next few days, and De Sousa's book of rides in Nottinghamshire is certainly strong, headed by Kinloch Castle in the Visit attheraces.com/breederscup Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

There was more than a little promise on his debut in a soft ground maiden at Catterick, where he was beaten just a head by Mick Channon's southern raider Serene Oasis.

De Sousa might also find the target on Coastal Passage, who is also bidding for his first victory in the Top Tips At thebettingman.net Maiden Stakes.

The three-year-old suggested there were races in him when second in a selling event over course and distance on his introduction, and filled the runner-up spot in a maiden at Wolverhampton last time.

The show rolls on to Wolverhampton in the evening, where Hanagan could score on Red Lover in the 32Red Maiden.

Trained by Ed Dunlop, who went so agonisingly close with Red Cadeaux in Melbourne, Red Lover ran well in maidens at Newbury and Doncaster last year.

Ubi Ace can make a successful switch back to the National Hunt sphere in Musselburgh's Racing UK November Handicap Hurdle.

He was kept on the go until the end of June but has since been given a break, so he should be raring to go for this two-mile heat.

Prosecco can spark champagne celebrations with victory in the TurfTV Handicap Chase.

The nine-year-old was a winner off a mark of 108 at Ayr in February.

Harry The Viking is the choice in the betfair.com Novices' Hurdle at Towcester.

Second on his debut under rules last term, he went one better for Paul Nicholls when scoring at Chepstow last month.