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Trader worth an investment

TRADER JACK'S debut at Newbury could hardly have been more encouraging and it will be disappointing if he does not prove a cut above his rivals at Ffos Las.

Despite a dreadful start on his introduction, Trader Jack managed to make late ground to finish third.

Connections could quite easily have sent the colt to his winter quarters full of hope for next year after such a promising effort, but instead he heads to Wales in search of a first win.

The first division of the IWEC International Median Auction Maiden Stakes is surely his for the taking.

Frequency is the one to be on in the ATR Breeders' Cup Megasite Now Live Apprentice Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The four-year-old has given his connections plenty of fun during the summer months on turf and carried that form on to the all-weather, when winning over course and distance on Saturday evening.

It is no surprise he is turned out quickly under a penalty before the handicapper gets the chance to have his say, and he can strike again.

Silver Gypsy mixed it at a decent level over hurdles last season and makes her debut over the larger obstacles at Fontwell. The six-year-old won a bumper and two novice hurdles when trained by Kim Bailey, as well as finishing third in a Sandown Listed race at the start of this year.

She was unable to land a blow behind the mighty Quevega at Cheltenham, but Silver Gypsy remains a mare to follow.

She makes her debut for Donald McCain in the Bay Studios Signs & Print -- Littlehampton Mares' Beginners' Chase and will take plenty of pegging back.

David Bridgwater's Double Chocolate has obvious claims in the Niche Discretionary Fund Management Handicap Chase.

The eight-year-old returned from an 11-month absence to win convincingly over course and distance a couple of weeks back and provided the dreaded 'bounce' factor does not play a part, he is bound to go well off a 6lb higher mark.

Finally, Cloudy Dawn looks the best bet on Hexham's card, going for his second successive victory at the track in the SIS Handicap Chase.


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