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Quick-fire double on the cards for Agerzam

AGERZAM can complete a quick course-and-distance double as he switches to handicap company in the 32Red Nursery at Kempton.

ROGER VARIAN'S charge made it second-time lucky when winning a maiden here at the start of the month and is pitched in off a mark of 85 here.

The Holy Roman Emperor colt made a fair debut when fifth at Yarmouth in September, racing from an unfavourable draw to be beaten seven and a half lengths.

He felt the benefit of that run when tried on the all-weather last time, claiming a reasonable maiden event as he clearly enjoyed the Polytrack surface.

Varian tries to repeat the trick here and given the way he triumphed recently, Agerzam could still be a bit better than his rating suggests.

Cat O'Mountain has some way to go before he matches the achievements of half-siblings Michita and Willing Foe, but he should be good enough in the 32Red.com Nursery.

He ran well enough in fourth on his first attempt at Newmarket in August before winning on the all-weather last time.

The Mahmood al Zarooni-trained colt will be one to follow over middle distances.

Birdlover ran an excellent second in conditions company recently and boasts much the best form in the 32Red Casino Maiden Auction Stakes.

Well supported at Ascot, she went down by just a head at the beginning of the month and looks eminently capable of winning at least a race like this.

Wincanton kick off their year with some decent action and Allerton can star in the Bathwick Tyres Yeovil Handicap Chase.

The five-year-old was not much to write home about in hurdles and bumper company but really came alive when switched to fences at Newton Abbot last month.

Piment D'Estruval has hit the bar three times but can strike in the Bathwick Tyres Bridgwater Handicap Hurdle off a 6lb lower mark than over fences.

Benefit Cut won on his only bumper start in June and is worth supporting as he tries his hand at jumping in the EBF "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle Qualifier at Uttoxeter.


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