Nec­tar could bring a tasty vic­tory for pun­ters in Kemp­ton Nurs­ery

The Citizen (KZN) - - Racing Express - Lon­don

– Taste The Nec­tar is on a roll at present and can bring up her hat-trick today in the 32Red Nurs­ery Hand­i­cap at Kemp­ton.

Robert Cow­ell's run­ner got off the mark at the sev­enth at­tempt when scor­ing over 1200m at Chelms­ford, fin­ish­ing with a real flour­ish to run out a 1.25-length win­ner of what was prob­a­bly just an av­er­age novice heat.

Taste The Nec­tar then made the switch to back to hand­i­cap com­pany at the same track, af­ter a cou­ple of un­suc­cess­ful runs in that sphere in the sum­mer, de­fy­ing a less than ideal pas­sage and a ca­reer-high mark to grab a neck vic­tory on the line.

She did well to come from down the field to win in the fi­nal strides - and given the fact she was stay­ing on strongly, a switch up to 1400m on her re­turn to Kemp­ton per­haps makes sense.

Thrilla In Manilla should be given a chance to re­deem him­self in the Bet At rac­ingtv.com Novice Stakes.

Richard Spencer had high hopes for this If­fraaj colt this sea­son, with Clas­sic tri­als men­tioned as a pos­si­bil­ity af­ter a vis­ually im­pres­sive de­but at New­bury last Oc­to­ber.

Eight sub­se­quent win­ners emerged from that maiden, but Thrilla In Manilla did not reap­pear un­til last month - when he fin­ished last in the Ben­gough Stakes at As­cot.

That re­sult prob­a­bly does not re­flect his true abil­ity, be­cause he was far too keen and gave him­self lit­tle chance of tak­ing a hand in the fin­ish.

Thrilla In Manilla should have lost that fresh­ness now with a run un­der his belt - and dropped back from Group 3 com­pany, he may get his ca­reer back on track.

Chore­o­graph is an eye-catch­ing new­comer in the 100% Profit Boost At 32Red­sport.com Novice Stakes.

Trained by Roger Charl­ton for owner Khalid Ab­dul­lah, this son of Dan­sili hails from the fam­ily of mul­ti­ple Group 1 win­ner Flintshire.

The fact he is al­ready gelded could be viewed as a neg­a­tive, but he still has the pedi­gree to be pretty smart.

Fancy Foot­ings made a win­ning de­but for Tom Das­combe at Southwell at the start of the month, and he can fol­low up in the Bom­bardier 'March To Your Own Drum' Hand­i­cap.

Pre­vi­ously trained by Gor­don El­liott and Joseph O'Brien, Fancy Foot­ings ap­peared to rel­ish the Fi­bre­sand sur­face as he ran out a 3.25-length win­ner over 1600m.

He took it up a fur­long out and kept on strongly. But given he had pre­vi­ously run well over 1400m in Ire­land, drop­ping back in trip should not be an is­sue.

Sil­ver­turn­sto­gold moves the other way, up to 1600m from 1400m in the Bom­bardier Golden Beer Hand­i­cap.

He hit the mark in an ap­pren­tice hand­i­cap last week and should be fol­lowed as he makes a quick re­turn, with 3kg claimer Elisha Whit­ting­ton again in the plate.

Hawk High can make a suc­cess­ful re­turn from a lengthy ab­sence in the Make The Most Of Race­horse Own­er­ship With The ROA Hand­i­cap Chase at Wetherby.

Win­ner of the Fred Win­ter back in 2014, Hawk High has clearly not been the eas­i­est to train - with his ca­reer punc­tu­ated by long breaks - but he still re­mains a horse of real po­ten­tial.

Af­ter he fell short against the best in hur­dles com­pany, Tim Easterby switched him to fences last term - and ev­ery­thing ap­peared to be go­ing swim­mingly as he won two of his four starts.

How­ever, he missed an in­tended run at Sedgefield at the end of Jan­uary and has not been seen since.

His rat­ing of 133 puts him 6kg be­low his hur­dles peak, so per­haps Hawk High still has a bit to work with - if he can pick up where he left off at the start of the year.

Proschema struck over course and dis­tance at the start of Novem­ber and can make it a Wetherby dou­ble in the Re­ward­ing Own­er­ship With The ROA Novices' Hur­dle.

Twice a win­ner on the level for Tom Das­combe, Proschema hit the bar on his de­but for Dan Skel­ton but im­pressed on his next out­ing when win­ning by 10 lengths.

He pro­duced a fine round of jump­ing that day and should be able to defy a penalty here.

Big Shark made a most en­cour­ag­ing start to his ca­reer un­der rules with a Worces­ter vic­tory for Philip Hobbs last month - and can fol­low up at Hereford.

The Tom Sy­monds Trains In Here­ford­shire Novices' Hur­dle fits the bill for the five-year-old. –

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ROBERT COW­ELL

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