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Prince Alzain can answer questions over him at Lingfield


Trainer Gerard Butler

Trainer Gerard Butler

Trainer Gerard Butler

Prince Alzain is an interesting contender as he returns to action in the Coral App Download From The App Store Conditions Stakes at Lingfield.

He boasts some excellent bits of form to his name and a rating of 109 after making significant progress for now-disqualified trainer Gerard Butler last year.

The five-year-old showed up well in a couple of Group Three events before landing a competitive handicap heat and then a decent Listed race at Lingfield last November.

All Weather Championships Finals Day had been his intended target but Butler's disqualification saw Prince Alzain switched to Fawzi Nass in Dubai and he had just one run at Meydan, where he was well beaten in a Group Two event.

Now with Robert Cowell, Alzain clearly has questions to answer but with the conditions of the race in his favour, it will be disappointing if he cannot take a hand in the finish.

Medicean Man can feel the benefit of a recent outing as he takes a step down the ladder for the 20 Risk-Free Bet At Unibet Handicap.

The eight-year-old finished fourth in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot back in the summer but Jeremy Gask drops him right back in company as Medicean Man seeks a first success since scoring at Meydan in February.

Charlie Appleby has made no secret of his plans to plough on through the winter with a select band of Godolphin runners and Anglophile looks just the type to excel through these months.

He lines up in the BetBright.com Handicap at Kempton on what will be his first outing since finishing a close-up fourth at Windsor in June.

The current form of Nicky Henderson's string has been the subject of close scrutiny in recent days but Chocca Wocca can give the Seven Barrows handler a timely boost in the yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Catterick.

The first foal of multiple Grade Two winner Chomba Womba, Chocca Wocca is bred to excel in the National Hunt sphere and this looks an excellent starting point.

Oorayvic had to settle for second last time but can go one place better in the BHEST Racing To School Handicap Chase.

Sue Smith's runner was beaten four and a half lengths at Sedgefield back in October, relinquishing the prize on the run to the last before eventually staying on at just the one pace.

A 2lb rise looks a bit harsh but he is clearly in form and would be dangerous to discount.

Gorsky Island is the pick in the Boyne Cup at Ludlow after a recent course and distance success.

He was a cosy winner that day as he really seemed to appreciate the step up in trip from two miles to nearly three miles and two furlongs.

Tom George's runner is still open to plenty of improvement and can continue on the upward curve here.



CATTERICK: 12.20 Intent, 12.50 Oorayvic, 1.20 Celestino, 1.50 Doyly Carte, 2.20 Chocca Wocca, 2.50 Blackwell Synergy, 3.20 Five For Fifteen.

KEMPTON: 3.50 Belvoir Diva, 4.20 Silver Mirage, 4.50 Barchan, 5.20 Born To Reign, 5.50 Gios Last, 6.20 Anglophile, 6.50 Major Muscari, 7.20 New Rich.

LINGFIELD: 12.30 Mymatechris, 1.00 Perfect Orange, 1.30 Don't Be, 2.00 Prince Alzain, 2.30 MEDICEAN MAN (NAP), 3.00 Filosofo, 3.30 Daidaidai.

LUDLOW: 12.40 Fuse Wire, 1.10 Shinooki, 1.40 Stephanie Francis, 2.10 Gorsky Island, 2.40 Kudu Country, 3.10 Just Chilly, 3.40 Robins Reef.

DOUBLE: Medicean Man and Prince Alzain.