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Traffic gets green light for Elliott

CHELTENHAM begin their season with a classy two-day fixture and Meath trainer Gordon Elliott can claim the Cheltenham Racecourse iPhone App Novices' Chase with Traffic Article.

Elliott had other options for this race so perhaps it should be noted that he has chosen to rely upon this seven-year-old.

He tipped up on his first start over fences back in May but has since won twice and finished second on a further five occasions.

Traffic Article shrugged off a bad mistake early on at Sligo to win last time and he should be able to put his extensive experience to good use here.

Lady Layla is worth supporting as she takes the next step up the ladder in the Betfair Supports The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre Conditions Stakes at Haydock.

This daughter of Excellent Art has done connections proud in three starts this term, winning twice and finishing third on her racecourse bow.

Bryan Smart sent her to Ayr to make it second-time lucky and then she again showed her rivals a clean pair of heels when switched to nursery company at York last month.

She is entitled to improve again for that victory.

Daneking should be supported as he makes his handicap bow in the Professional Jockeys Supporting TRC Nursery.

His entry in next year's Derby looks a little fanciful at present, but he demonstrated plenty of progression when winning at Goodwood last time.

Seventh in a Newmarket maiden on his first start, he appreciated the switch up to 10 furlongs when winning on the Sussex Downs. He drops back to a mile here but his proven stamina could be crucial on the expected heavy ground.

Mince can defy a 17lb rise in the ratings and bring up the hat-trick in the Vecprint Nursery. Roger Charlton's filly is on a real roll now and arrives fresh from victories at Newbury and Pontefract.

Mustafeed is an eye-catching debutant for Keith Dalgleish in the first division of the Racing UK On Sky 432 Maiden Stakes at Redcar. He is entered at the sales later this month so connections will be keen to get a win on the board before he goes through the ring.

Kieren Fallon is continuing his pursuit of Paul Hanagan in the jockeys' title race and Jake’s Destiny can provide him with another valuable victory in the Horizons Restaurant Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton.