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Friday 20 September 2019

Refreshed Lord Bryan poised to strike for Bowen in Silver Fox chase

The Charlie Appleby-trained Enchanting Man promises to take all the beating at Lingfield. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
The Charlie Appleby-trained Enchanting Man promises to take all the beating at Lingfield. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Keith Hamer

Lord Bryan looks like he might have been readied for what is a decent pot at Leicester in the shape of the Leicestershire Silver Fox Handicap Chase.

Peter Bowen's seven-year-old did well in the early part of the year and had a spin around Aintree recently, his first for 202 days.

The class act on the card looks to be Amour De Nuit, who should take his record over fences to four wins from five starts in the Great Glen Novices' Chase.

Ballasalla remains a maiden but looks like getting it together over fences and is one to be with at Catterick, where he goes in the racingtv.com Novices' Handicap Chase.

At Lingfield, Monjeni has been running well in defeat in his latest starts, and the time looks right for him to get his head in front in the Betway Stayers' Handicap.

This two-mile trip should be ideal for the Ian Williams-trained five-year-old, whose stamina has just been running out in the closing stages.

Global Goddess was knocking on the door through the summer and autumn, and can strike on her return in the Ladbrokes Nursery Handicap.

Gay Kelleway's filly took in Royal Ascot on her second start in June - when she finished 21st of 22 in the Queen Mary Stakes.

This is a world away, of course, and perhaps a belated chance for her to get off the mark - despite top-weight - at the eighth attempt.

Enchanting Man promises to take all the beating in the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost EBF Novice Stakes.

The Charlie Appleby-trained gelding was a respectable third first time out, and the way he raced suggested the step back to seven from a mile might be in his favour.

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