Portsmouth News

Bernie has been knocking on the door


Bernie The Bear can strike at Newcastle and claim victory in the Best Racing Odds Guaranteed At BetMGM Apprentice Handicap tomorrow.

Three times a winner last year for Richard Fahey, the gelding has been knocking on the door for new trainer

Linda Perratt with a couple of placed efforts at this track.

Perratt and claimer Tommie Jakes have already teamed up to good effect with two winners this month and this looks another good chance for them to strike.

Roger Varian introduces an exciting newcomer with My Cloud in the Stay Golden With BetMGM Safer Gambling Maiden Stakes.

A €325,000 breeze-up purchase for the powerful KHK Racing camp, the son of Blue Point is a halfbrothe­r to five winners, including multiple Group One scorer Palace Pier.

Kim Bailey’s Moonlighte­r has been running with credit in some decent southern contests this term and may find the company more conducive now travelling north for the Virgin Bet Every Saturday Money Back Handicap Chase at Ayr.

Artic Row was a good winner here in the runup to Christmas and that form was franked by the second scoring next time out.

Nick Alexander’s gelding was set to be thereabout­s again at Kelso until taking a tumble at the penultimat­e fence and another bold showing is anticipate­d in the

Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily Handicap Chase.


AYR: 1.45 Joie De Vivre, 2.15 Moonlighte­r, 2.45 Artic Row, 3.20 Myretown, 3.55 Enemy At The Gate, 4.30 Artic Breeze, 5.04 Road To Mallow.

LINGFIELD: 1.55 Followango, 2.25 Yellow Star, 3.00 Movethecha­ins, 3.35 Major Fortune, 4.10 Clonakilty, 4.40 Just Over Land.

NEWCASTLE: 4.24 Polar Princess, 4.58 BERNIE THE BEAR (NAP), 5.30 My Cloud, 6.00 Cusack, 6.30 Grant Wood, 7.00 The Liegeman, 7.30 Blackcurre­nt.

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