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Horse Racing: Friday 19th January – Aidenldrebin Selection


5.45 NewcastleGLORIOUS PLAYER (nap)

The selection, trained by Tom Dascombe, is a son of Kyllachy who made his debut outing in a 7f novice contest at Wolverhampton six weeks ago (25/1 chance), waited with at the rear of the field and shaken up three furlongs out, ridden approaching the final furlong and staying on well to take fifth close home behind Moqarrab (beaten lengths). It was an encouraging first effort from this gelding, showing signs of inexperience throughout and taking a while to warm to the task, but the late work he put in for mainly hands-and-heels riding (given one slap behind the saddle at the furlong marker) served notice of better to come in future. The stiffer test this track provides should also suit given how he shaped on debut, although he is entitled to be a lot sharper this time around anyway; open to plenty of improvement, it wouldn’t at all surprise to see this gelding come good at the second time of asking.

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Have been interested in horse racing since 2000, particularly the breeding side of things. Naturally, I enjoy picking apart maiden races given my love of pedigrees, but I am also at home with handicaps and Group races. Spotting potential early is very rewarding, as is picking up on a handicap project from an early stage, with my most satisfying success stories in recent years being Pere Blanc, More Of That, Turtle Watch and Arab Dawn.

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