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Back Embour over 1200m

RICHARD HANNON

London – Embour can make the most of returning to his optimum trip to take the Hills Prospect Number One Drinks Distributor Handicap at Chelmsford on Tuesday.

Richard Hannon’s sprinter has already won five times over 1200m, and ran a big race in defeat over the minimum distance at Ascot last time out. It was worth dropping to 1000m for what was a valuable handicap, and Embour stayed on well to finish fourth behind Tis Marvellous and pick up some prize money.

The Acclamation gelding can gain his rewards back over a more suitable distance.

After two encouraging runs last month following an 11-month lay-off, Monaadhil can come good in the Harrogate Spa Water Handicap. The five-year-old, trained by Marcus Tregoning, has little mileage on the clock and could still have more improvement in him.

Gabrial The Tiger appears to thrive on racing and can strike for the second time this month in the Follow At racingtv Twitter Handicap at Musselburgh. The Richard Fahey-trained gelding was on target at Chester on his latest start and won the corresponding race on this card 12 months ago.

Both of Bill Neigh’s successes have come over 1000m on this course, and the John Ryan-trained youngster looks like making it three in the Join Racing TV Now Nursery Handicap. He has been beaten twice, but they came in Listed races at Royal Ascot and Sandown – and the Mustajeeb colt should find things easier this time.

Street Poet can continue his rich vein of form by taking his winning streak to four in the Sky Sports Racing On Sky 415 Handicap at Wolverhampton. The six-year-old has taken time to hit form and suffered seven successive defeats, including five on this track, before finding his groove last month – kickstarting a run that has seen him win his last three races, all at the Dunstall Park venue.

As Michael Herrington’s charge has not won any of his starts by far, the handicapper has seen fit to put him up just a total of 4kg.

This does represent another step up in grade, but Street Poet is in such good heart that he is difficult to oppose.

Majeste has been running consistently well all season and can register his third success of 2019 in the Visit attheraces.com Handicap. The Rebecca Bastiman-trained five-year-old has been running as though the step up to 2400m might bring further improvement. – Press Association

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