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Tiger can roar past his rivals

Ed Dunlop's The Tiger is strongly fancied to make a second successful trip to Yorkshire in little over a week in the Racing UK On Sky 432 Handicap at Catterick.

The four-year-old looked a horse with a bright future when winning on his first start of the year at Ripon in early July and it was perhaps a little disappointing he was unable to continue his progress on his handicap bow at Wolverhampton.

However, he ran far more encouragingly at Newmarket on his next start and he was heavily backed to return to winning ways in bottomless ground at Pontefract eight days ago.

Given a super-cool ride from Graham Lee, The Tiger sluiced through the pack and pulled right away in the straight to beat his rivals senseless by four and a half lengths and more.

It is not surprising Dunlop decided to turn his charge out quickly under a penalty as he can expect a hefty rise in the weights when the handicapper gets the chance to reassess.

That Pontefract demolition job showed the anticipated soft conditions at Catterick will hold no fears for him and he is going to take a lot of stopping, with the in-form Lee maintaining the ride.

Brooke's Bounty gets the nod in catterickbridge.co.uk Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

Richard Fahey's chestnut made a perfectly satisfactory start to her career in testing ground at Ayr at the start of the month, finishing a length and a half behind the far more experienced Red Cobra.

This is no penalty kick for Brooke's Bounty as there are others who have shown promise, but she looks certain to make her presence felt.

The best bet at Yarmouth could well be Ever Fortune, who goes in the Trafalgar Restaurant At Great Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap.

The three-year-old made some late progress to finish in the midfield on his Lingfield debut, so it was not a huge surprise to see him find the neccessary improvement to score on turf at Redcar next time.

He carries the unwanted tag of being Richard Hughes' only loser when he rode that spectacular seven-timer at Windsor earlier this month, but he still ran well to finish third.

He remains open to further progress and can get back on the winning trail, with Ryan Moore taking the ride.

William Haggas appears to have found Mundahesh a gilt-edged opportunity to get off the mark at Wolverhampton.

The youngster was not beaten far into third by Van Der Neer at Yarmouth first time up, form which is white-hot in light of the winner's subsequent second in the Racing Post Trophy.

Mundahesh can make it third time lucky in division two of the 32Red Maiden Stakes.

The jumping fare comes from Taunton, where Nicky Henderson's exciting hurdler Molotof can make a winning start to life over fences in the Autumn Membership At Taunton Racecourse Novices' Chase.


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