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FIRMAMENT ATR Tracker
(Yarmouth, 17 September)
Making his debut for Jeremy Noseda in the Cheveley Park Stud silks, Firmament ran on pleasingly into fourth under an educational ride. The two-year-old colt will know more about the game next time.
HAKUNA MATATA ATR Tracker
(Pontefract, 18 September)
Michael Dods' eight-year-old isn't the easiest to catch right but there's a race to be won with the gelding once the ground turns soft (won under testing conditions at Newcastle in April). Only 3lb higher here, Hakuna Matata stayed on steadily from the rear without his rider ever getting too serious.
SIR CHAUVELIN ATR Tracker
(Ayr, 20 September)
Jim Goldie has brought the son of Authorized along very steadily and his gelding was only just denied in a blanket finish to this mile nursery won by Power Play. Racing off a mark of 67 here, Sir Chauvelin is still learning his trade and can go one better soon.
INTERNATIONAL NAME ATR Tracker
(Wolverhampton, 20 September)
Godolphin juvenile left a mundane debut at Sandown well behind in this mile maiden, running on strongly off the home turn to close down Belgrade and Indelible Ink near the line. There remains plenty of scope for improvement at this level.
ARAB DAWN ATR Tracker
(Newbury 20 September)
Caught a tartar in clear-cut winner Air Pilot, but still emerged with plenty of credit in fourth. Hughie Morrison's colt had also bumped into an improving type in The Corsican on his previous start at Doncaster and his formlines stack up well. Arab Dawn racked up a quick hat-trick back in May, including a Kempton victory, so a return to the all-weather may prove beneficial.
GAME SHOW ATR Tracker
(Kempton, 22 September)
Had shown promise on two visits to Thirsk and Charlie Appleby's two-year-old clearly relished this step up to 10 furlongs. William Buick had to switch wide off the home turn but once finding his stride, Game Show stormed clear.
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