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Indian Chief set to command Dante respect

INDIAN CHIEF can come out on top in what still looks a smart renewal of the Betfred Dante Stakes at York, despite the absence of Telescope.

In Aidan O'Brien's runner, punters can side with a colt from a yard that has had its Derby contenders firing on all cylinders in the last week.

This one has been a little under the radar thus far but anyone who saw his Leopardstown maiden win will be in little doubt he has huge potential.

He looked to quicken twice that day and, encouragingly, the well-beaten runner-up has come out to win since.

His one defeat last year was full of encouragement, too, as he was second to subsequent Group One winner Loch Garman, who chased Derby second-favourite Battle Of Marengo home at the weekend in a big trial in Ireland.

Preference in the Betfred Middleton Stakes is for French raider DALKALA to give weight all round to one or two useful fillies

A Group Two winner last season, beating Oaks second Shirocco Star at Longchamp, Alain de Royer-Dupre's charge made an encouraging four-year-old return at the same track last month, staying-on to be fourth.

JUDGE 'N JURY won the Betfred Mobile Sports Stakes last season and it would be no surprise to see him give another good account at hopefully each-way odds.

The Ron Harris-trained gelding is not getting any younger but very rarely runs a bad race on the Knavesmire.

He is 12lb higher than last year but only 6lb higher than when returning here last June to win again.

DREAM WILD races off a mark of 80 in the Bathwick Tyres British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Handicap at Salisbury and it be a surprise if she does not prove to be a good deal better than that.

As a half-sister to Leger runner-up Quiff she is bred to be good, but is clearly a slow-maturing type as the Michael Stoute-trained filly did not see a racecourse last season.

REGGAE STAR can defy a penalty in the Simon Gibson Fillies' Handicap at Newmarket. She remains unexposed after four career starts and looks the type that can run up a sequence.


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