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Tillie taken to light up Watt war

Tillietudlem can benefit from the 'Hanagan factor' when he goes on a Beverley retrieval mission in the 125th Year of Watt Memorial Handicap.

Jim Goldie's prolific four-year-old has won five of his six starts on the level this year -- with the sole reverse coming in East Yorkshire three runs ago.

An out-and-out stayer, things did not fall right for him that day and his stamina was perhaps not used to its full potential.

Title-chasing jockey Paul Hanagan takes the ride and looks a most significant booking for a horse that has been expertly placed and might have a deal more to give yet.

The likeable Hanagan can bag another vital winner in his fight to keep a couple of steps ahead of Ryan Moore in the championship race courtesy of Cono Zur in the Aunty Eve Apple Pie Claiming Stakes.

Now with Ruth Carr after bolting up in a seller for Mark Johnston, that confidence-boosting success at Redcar will have done him the world of good and he is well up to winning again in this sort of company.

Middleham handler Johnston rarely leaves a meeting at the moment without a winner and Avonrose should keep his momentum going from the bottom of the weights in the Happy Birthday Philip Megginson Handicap.

Tried in Listed company as a juvenile, the handicapper has definitely given her a chance now off a mark of 70.

After coming ninth in a maiden won by the Group One-placed Rainfall, Piddie's Power has progressed with racing and is interesting now she goes handicapping the totepool A Better Way To Bet Handicap.

John Jenkins' My Flame generally runs well at Brighton and is a tentative pick back at the seaside venue in the IT First Handicap.

Hanagan heads to Musselburgh in the evening where he looks to hold strong claims for Kevin Ryan on Bold Bidder in the toteexacta Nursery.

Five furlongs is the trip for this filly and she saw it out really well when getting off the mark at Carlisle.

And it could pay to stick with the rider when he gets the leg-up on Zabeel Tower in the toteswinger Handicap as cheekpieces could help him build on a good run here last time.

Best bet north of the border, however, is Ransom Request in the toteplacepot Maiden Auction Stakes.

Ed Vaughan sends her on the long journey from Newmarket on the back of a decent effort in a maiden at Newbury, where she was not given a hard time after suffering trouble in running.

Martin Lane, who gave Wigmore Hall such an excellent ride to land the John Smith's Cup on Saturday, takes a valuable 3lb off and she has the look of a good thing.

Mark Prescott's Consult should be followed at Yarmouth where he tackles the Iglu Gel Handicap.

The Dr Fong gelding did not show much at trips up to a mile as a two-year-old but improved markedly on those efforts when just touched off over a mile and a half on his return to action this season.

Stamina looks like it might be a strong suit so further progress is expected now he faces a mile and three-quarters.

SELECTIONS

BEVERLEY: 2.00 Hawk Moth, 2.30 Cono Zur, 3.00 Avonrose, 3.30 Tillietudlem, 4.00 Piddie's Power, 4.30 Rio Sands, 5.00 Fasliyanne, 5.30 Hurricane Thomas.

BRIGHTON: 2.10 Talamahana, 2.40 Forest Dane, 3.10 Iwantobreakfree, 3.40 My Flame, 4.10 Under Fire, 4.40 Le Corvee.

DOWNPATRICK: 2.50 Silverlord, 3.20 Templar Knight, 3.50 Final Day, 4.20 Carrigmacogue, 4.50 High Talk, 5.20 Mrs Clouseau, 5.50 Pickapocketortwo.

KILLARNEY: 5.40 Key Secure, 6.10 Northern Rocked, 6.40 Stroke Of Love, 7.10 Natural High, 7.40 Banna Man, 8.10 Warcraft, 8.40 The Wifes Pet.

MUSSELBURGH: 6.50 RANSOM REQUEST (NAP), 7.20 Bold Bidder, 7.50 Espero, 8.20 Oondiri, 8.50 Zelos Diktator, 9.20 Zabeel Tower.

YARMOUTH: 6.30 Whaileyy, 7.00 Lord Of The Storm, 7.30 Cardinal, 8.00 Gold Gleam, 8.30 Dubai Bounty, 9.00 Consult.

DOUBLE: Ransom Request and Tillietudlem.


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