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At the moment on Sky Sports activities Racing: Tim Easterby and Joanna Mason bid for Southwell hat-trick with So Grateful | Racing Information

Southwell performs host to its second consecutive evening of aggressive Flat motion on Thursday, all stay on Sky Sports activities Racing.

7.30 Southwell – In-form pair So Grateful and Melody King conflict

The characteristic contest of the night, the Duralock Manufacturing Group Handicap (7.30), is an intriguing five-furlong dash handicap, that includes hat-trick seeker So Grateful for Mick Easterby and Joanna Mason.

The four-year-old had been knocking on the door, ending within the locations in 5 consecutive begins to begin the yr, earlier than scoring at Southwell in July and following up with two extra victories on the observe final month.

He tackles a 7lb rise within the handicap now and faces 9 good rivals however ought to give one other daring bid.

John Quinn’s Melody King landed a Beverley handicap on the finish of final month and has been largely operating effectively over the minimal journey this season, with excuses supplied for his Hamilton look when the bottom was on the delicate facet.

Avenue Life was a winner over course and distance on August 29 and subsequently ran effectively for fourth at Haydock 4 days later, whereas Soul Seeker solely went down by a neck to Melody King at Beverley two begins again.

Southwell hosts an eight-race card on Thursday night, all stay on Sky Sports activities Racing from 4.50pm

6.00 Southwell – Doux Esprit and Castleberg Rock high 13-runner maiden

Nonetheless driving excessive from final weekend’s outstanding seven-timer, coach Roger Varian sends one to Southwell on Thursday within the acquainted colors of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum.

Doux Esprit has gone 5 begins and not using a win up to now however has been operating effectively with out fairly placing all of it collectively simply but.

An 82-day break and a gelding operation since we final noticed Doux Esprit on observe may make the distinction.

He faces 12 rivals together with Castleberg Rock, who makes a primary begin for Ray Craggs after two runs for Tom Clover. He has had 105 days off the observe after chasing dwelling Dorothee at Yarmouth final time, whereas his debut run behind subsequent St James’s Palace Stakes fourth Maljoom seems like robust type on paper.

James Fanshawe’s Telemachus – fourth on his sole begin to date at Kempton – catches the attention for Cheveley Park, whereas Ebtihaaj and Storm Entrance are others to contemplate in what guarantees to be an informative contest.

Roger Varian
Coach Roger Varian accomplished a seven-timer on Saturday

8.30 Southwell – Haven Girl & Valley Of Flowers contest open handicap

Poster Little one and Haven Girl are in the direction of the highest of a subject of 14 for the 12-furlong Cazoo Handicap (8.30).

The latter, educated by John Quinn, is seeking to comply with up on her Newcastle success from three weeks in the past.

Current Ayr winner Valley Of Flowers can be well-liked for Jacqueline Coward and Joanna Mason, whereas Siofra is one other to contemplate for George Scott, hooded first time.

Mick Easterby is represented by Calcutta Dream, a winner at Newcastle in Might, however an inconsistent kind.

Thursday racecards | Latest Sky Bet odds

Watch each race from Southwell stay on Sky Sports activities Racing on Thursday, September 22.

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