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Galician to go step further with Kempton win

GALICIAN can fulfil the promise from two previous starts when she returns at Kempton.

The juvenile filly has already looked a polished performer, despite being in her salad years, but can go one step further in the Blue Square/British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.

Mark Johnston's youngster made quite a splash on her debut at Redcar, when she finished second to the well-touted Starboard, with the third home that day, Dos Amigos, a yawning four lengths away.

It was a similar scenario on her next try, over seven furlongs at this track a week ago, as she again ended as runner-up.

She is also very well drawn in what unquestionably looks her easiest assignment to date.

Newbury's three-day Hennessy kicks off, at which Join Together should emerge the star turn tomorrow.

The Paul Nicholls-trained six-year-old lines up in the Grade Two GPG Novices' Chase, and will take a world of beating if replicating his recent Cheltenham form.

Sentimentaljourney should also be followed in the CSP Novices' Handicap Hurdle.

The Jonjo O'Neill-trained four-year-old has progressed since reverting to hurdles, shaping particularly well at Sandown last time.

A ready scorer at Ffos Las in October, another 2lb rise here does not look the end of the world, while he should get a far truer pace over this slightly longer trip.

Nosecond Chance also holds solid claims in the AWP Novices' Chase at Taunton.

Charlie Mann's five-year-old did not rip up too many trees over hurdles, but has far more scope over fences, judged by his recent run at Huntingdon.

Milly Malone should later emerge a bit better than her inaugural mark of 104 in the southwest-racing.co.uk Mares' Handicap Hurdle.

Oliver Sherwood will rightly head to Somerset expectant of a good run from this sparingly raced five-year-old.

Cross Kennon looks quite an exciting addition to the chasing ranks, and will be a popular winner of the Direct Telecoms Beginners' Chase at Uttoxeter.0


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