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Exciting Australia can make your Day

AUSTRALIA Day can squeeze in another win before proper winter ground becomes the norm as he turns out again at Huntingdon.

The eight-year-old will be having his third start in just over a month but trainer Paul Webber is keen to get some jumping experience into his charge while going remains good.

Australia Day does need a sound surface to show his best, so much was expected when he made his fencing bow at this track at the beginning of October.

However, a false start fired him up to such a degree that jockey Denis O'Regan had little chance of getting a good hold on him in the race proper and he folded tamely in second.

That experience taught Australia Day plenty of valuable lessons though, and while he was still keen at Kempton next time, he did not blaze away in quite the same style.

Australia Day still impressed in triumphing by 51 lengths and his exuberant jumping makes him one of the most exciting horses around at the moment.

The Tom Jones Memorial HTJ Centre Ltd Novices' Chase looks another good opportunity while quicker ground still prevails.

Dubawi Phantom makes a swift return in the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle after a luckless run at Kempton.

The one-time Derby contender made a dream start over hurdles when winning at Uttoxeter but his attempt at a follow up was ruined when he was badly hampered by a faller.

Dubawi Phantom improved as the race wore on at Uttoxeter and with his classy Flat background, he could be a smart runner for John Ferguson this term.

Flinty Bay made a costly mistake at Aintree last time but compensation awaits in the John Smith's C & IU 150th Anniversary Novices' Limited Handicap Chase at Sedgefield.

A dual hurdles winner, Nicky Richards is sure to have put in plenty of practice on the schooling ground ahead of this race.

The handicapper has finally given Zorro De La Vega a little respite and he looks on a more realistic mark in the Bob Champion Cancer Trust Handicap Chase at Lingfield.

A winner off 113, Zorro De La Vega was then hiked 13lb in the ratings and was clearly struggling when only fourth at Stratford last time.

Zorro De La Vega is in great heart and will give you a good run for your money.


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