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There are star signs in Dinozzo at Folkestone

TONY DINOZZO can demonstrate a touch of star potential on a relatively quiet afternoon at Folkestone.

Nicky Henderson pitches the four-year-old into the Daily Mail British Stallion Studs EBF “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle on his return and he looks a nice prospect.

Being a scopey individual, Tony Dinozzo looks like a horse who should take the switch to hurdling in his stride.

Henderson should also be on the mark with Bear’s Affair in the Daily Mail Beginners' Chase. The five-year-old was fancied to make a victorious start over fences at Aintree last month. A mistake in the back straight appeared to knock the stuffing out of him a bit, but he stayed on admirably.

That run will have taught him some valuable lessons and a drop in grade should help him regain the winning thread.

Hope Point is the choice in Fakenham's Flux Insurance Supporting Prince's Trust Fillies' Juvenile Hurdle.

The Andrew Balding-trained Shot In The Dark looks the best bet on the card at Southwell in the 32RedBingo.com Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

Possibly outclassed on his debut, he showed up much better when dropped to a more realistic level at Chepstow. With two runs under his belt, the juvenile should know more about the job.

Charlie Cool has been drawn out in the car park in stall 13 for the 32RedPoker.com Selling Stakes but his class should still see him prevail.

Having won a decent event at Redcar in September and despite rising nine, he can still cut it at a better level than this when on a going day.


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