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Cunha’s captain to lead the way in UK


Former South African trainer Dylan Cunha's Asgard's Captain can land the Boost Your Acca With BetMGM Handicap on the all-weather at Newcastle today and continue a happy associatio­n with Gosforth Park.

A course-and-distance winner last time, the gelding was also second at the track earlier last month and looks to be learning his trade on the tapeta.

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Not more than two lengths from the front so far this year, his campaign has produced two wins and three seconds since January. A loss by just a head at Newcastle earlier this month is included in that form and though suffering a slight slump in fortunes last time out, he is clearly a reliable type who can be trusted to bounce back.

Time To Bite is another who can rely on course and distance form in the Hall Down Hill Novices'

Handicap Chase at Exeter.

A winner in these exact conditions in December, the nine-year-old also got his head in front by a significan­t margin when most recently seen at Plumpton last month.

His mark has risen with his stock but the manner of that success would suggest there is more to come from him yet.

At Huntingdon, Ferrybridg­e is fancied to go well in the Racing TV Novices' Handicap Chase. James Owen's charge never recovered from a bad mistake at the first obstacle when making his debut over fences at Fakenham but should have gained some confidence from when third at this venue recently after being held up early on.

He was ridden more prominentl­y when a Newcastle scorer over hurdles just before Christmas and may now be ready for a more forceful ride in this sphere.

Dan Skelton's Lightening

Mahler let favourite backers down at Warwick in January but it seems there was an excuse for that disappoint­ing display, when she reportedly made a respirator­y noise.

The Irish point-to-point winner had previously impressed when recording a straightfo­rward success at Hereford on her British debut and a wind operation can help her to get back on track in the Racing TV Mares' National Hunt Novices' Hurdle. – Press Associatio­n

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