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Jayyash to hit Kempton Target

April 2024

Jayyash is the choice in the first division of the Unibet More Boosts In More Races Maiden Stakes at Kempton on Wednesday.

A E420,000 breeze-up buy, he found subsequent Group Two winner Ghostwriter a tough test on debut and the Gosdens then gave him plenty of time before returning him to action last month.

An odds-on favourite at Southwell, he had to give best to Federal Envoy by a neck but the run should have brought him along nicely, with this move up to 1600m expected to suit.

Screaming Eagle can take the second division after making huge strides between his first two runs.

After beating just one horse home on his initial run at Sandown back in September, Screaming Eagle went on to finish a short-head second over 1400m at the Sunbury venue in October.

Andrew Balding moves him up to 1600m here, which looks a wise move given Screaming Eagle's pedigree suggests he will stay further than that in time.

Godolphin hold the key to the Unibet Zero% Mission Fillies' Novice Stakes but Winter Snowfall is the pick of William Buick and the hint should be taken.

Juneberry and Sahara Snow also sport the royal blue silks and all have beautiful pedigrees, with Winter Snowfall's dam a Listed winner in Dubai and Group Three placed in Britain.

As a daughter of Galileo, this 2200m trip looks a decent starting point.

Rogue Encore makes his debut for Peter Chapple-Hyam in the Additional Maiden Stakes after two placed runs for Tom Clover.

He cost 145,000 guineas at the breeze-ups last April but did not make his racecourse bow until Kempton in February, where he finished a 1.25-length second to Musical Dancer before then finding Inisherin 3.5-lengths too good at Newcastle.

The winner is rated as a Classic prospect by his connections and while Rogue Encore is also entered in the 2000 Guineas, he is double the price of Inisherin.

Nevertheless, the Kodiac colt looks more than capable of winning a race like this.

Eye Of Dubai can build on the promise he showed last year with victory in the Visit Racingtv.com Novice Stakes at Catterick.

The son of Havana Grey had two juvenile starts in 2023 and suffered the agony of a neck defeat on both occasions, firstly at Chester in September and then at Redcar in October.

Eye Of Dubai fluffed his start on the Roodee, which meant he was under pressure from the off so his second place to a more experienced rival offered much hope and he was sent off the evens favourite for his next start.

He travelled supremely well at Redcar but deep ground perhaps just found him out with the line in sight. With that in mind another winter on his back will have benefitted John and Sean Quinn's charge.

Artistic Mission has endured a slightly frustrating run of three successive second places but he can snap that sequence in the racingtv.com Handicap.

An initial novice fifth back in November proved a decent springboard, with the Classic-entered Champagne Prince simply too good for Artistic Mission next time.

Karl Burke then tried a visor in Artistic Mission's final novice start, but that did not have the desired effect as he hung in the finish to be beaten just under two lengths by Roman Emperor, who performed with credit on All-Weather Finals Day last week.

The handicapper allotted a mark of 74 for Artistic Mission's debut in that sphere and it was a fair run without the visor, though he was no match for Sergeant Wilko and has been eased 1lb since, which might help his cause.

Sir Maxi has been running consistently throughout the winter and can transfer that form to the turf in the Download Raceday Ready Today Handicap.

Richard Fahey's charge won once and placed three times on the all-weather since November but he lines up here off a mark of 70 having been rated 5lb higher at Christmas.

That is 1lb lower than his last winning mark and his narrow third at Newcastle last month shows that to be a thoroughly competitive perch. - Press Association

TAB is betting on 2 UK meetings on Wednesday. Here are the tips.

CATTERICK: Race 1: 14.55 Stroxx, Race 2: 15.25 Big Blue Boy, Race 3: 15.55 Lexington Hero, Race 4: 16.25 Eye Of Dubai, Race 5:  16.55 Sir Maxi, Race 6: 17.27 Artistic Mission, Race 7: 18.00 Impressor.

KEMPTON: Race 1: 17.50 JAYYASH (NAP), Race 2: 18.25 Screaming Eagle, Race 3: 19.00 Winter Snowfall, Race 4: 19.30 Rogue Encore, Race 5: 20.00 Kiwano, Race 6: 20.30 Miss Moonshine, Race 7: 21.00 Whiteley Way, Race 8: 21.30 Waldora.

ALL TO COME: Eye Of Dubai (Catterick, Race 4) and Jayyash (Kempton, Race 1).

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