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It all adds up to a Calculating victory at Southwell

Calculating is something of a standing dish at Southwell and he can make it six wins at the Nottinghamshire venue tomorrow.

The seven-year-old seems to relish the Fibresand surface and is ultra-consistent at the track, with lengthier trips also playing to his strengths.

That does not mean he will struggle over the 12 furlongs of the Kris & Helen Clark's 5th Wedding Anniversary Handicap though, as he has proved effective at middle distances too.

Last seen when second over two miles here earlier this month, a tardy start hardly helped his chances. When he does get it right he is more than capable, however.

Calculating has obviously been saved for a winter campaign as Mark Usher gave him the summer off. This fact should be noted as the winter all-weather season really gets into gear.

Bow River Arch has not really lived up to expectations so far as she is still a maiden after eight starts.

The Arch filly can right that statistic by landing the Margaret Rice Memorial Maiden Stakes.

Bow River Arch evidently does not have the best turn of foot so being held up on her first start in 82 days last time at Warwick hardly helped her performance. She stuck on stoutly at the finish, as she has done on most of her outings, and deserves plenty of credit for that as she must surely have been a little in need of the run.

Granted improvement, the mile and a half on this slightly slower surface might be the key to a first success.

Chestnut Ben can get off the mark over fences in the Pancreatic Cancer Charity Handicap Chase at Lingfield.

Gary Brown's six-year-old looked like breaking his duck over the bigger obstacles when leading two out at Fontwell earlier in the month, but possibly found the trip stretching his stamina as he was collared close home by Ede's. This drop to two miles might suit judged on that, and with relatively few miles on the clock there is every hope we have not quite seen the best of him yet.

Bound For Glory could prove aptly-named for his followers in the Blue Square Conditional Jockeys’ Staying Novices Hurdle at Sedgefield.

Donald McCain's runner will have the assistance of rising star Henry Brooke, and ran a very solid race on his first start for the yard at Carlisle behind a useful prospect in Sivola De Sivola.

As a point-to-point winner in Ireland, stamina should prove his forte.


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