You can trust in Tadaawol to­mor­row

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TADAAWOL made a fan­tas­tic start for Roger Fell when win­ning at New­cas­tle last month and can com­plete a quick­fire course dou­ble in the Neigh One Will Give You A Bet­ter Deal Hand­i­cap back at Gos­forth Park.

The three-year-old started life rac­ing in the colours of Sheikh Ham­dam Al Mak­toum af­ter be­ing bought for #82,000 as a year­ling but was shipped out of Richard Han­non’s yard af­ter fail­ing hit the tar­get in two out­ings.

He was not dis­graced in fin­ish­ing sec­ond at Good­wood and fourth at York, but those achieve­ments were not enough to con­vince con­nec­tions to per­se­vere and he was snapped up for #14,000 ear­lier this year.

Ini­tially with David Lough­nane, for whom he did not ac­tu­ally run, Tadaawol then ended up with Fell and the new team were soon off the mark as he ran out a com­fort­able three-quar­ter-length win­ner of a six­fur­long maiden.

While that was hardly a ground­break­ing race, he could do lit­tle more than win with ease and the hand­i­cap­per was ob­vi­ously suit­ably im­pressed as he be­gins hand­i­cap life on a mark of 72.

Tadaawol will ob­vi­ously have to raise his game now, but ap­peals as just the type to make hay through the win­ter months.

Edith We­ston is the pick in the first di­vi­sion of the As­cent Homes Hand­i­cap, de­spite the fact she has yet to win in 16 starts.

She was within a head of break­ing her duck at Not­ting­ham in Au­gust off a mark of 45 and is now back on that base­ment perch af­ter a cou­ple of fruit­less sub­se­quent runs.

Clearly she would not be among Robert Cow­ell’s sta­ble stars, but equally she would not have to be any­thing spe­cial to win this race.

South­field Theatre can get Chel­tenham’s In­ter­na­tional meet­ing off to a crack­ing start for Paul Ni­cholls by lift­ing the Uni­coin Group Hand­i­cap Chase.

The eight-year-old posted a ca­reerbest ef­fort when chas­ing home Don Poli in the 2015 RSA Chase, but he failed to re­ally build on that last term.

Well beaten by Coney­gree on his re­turn, he was then out­classed at Ain­tree and was slightly un­lucky to be brought down at the Fes­ti­val when just wind­ing up his chal­lenge in the Ul­tima Hand­i­cap Chase.

The cheque for fourth place in the Bet365 Gold Cup on his fi­nal start of the cam­paign of­fered a lit­tle so­lace, but hopes would likely have been high ahead of this term, par­tic­u­larly as Ni­cholls ap­peared to have found him a highly-winnable op­por­tu­nity at Win­can­ton on his re­turn.

How­ever, he crashed out at the last when look­ing a cer­tain win­ner, so he again goes in search of com­pen­sa­tion here.

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