The Gazette's Sunday horse racing tips
Royal Line may be meeting a couple of his rivals wrong at the weights but he can get his season off to a winning start in the Unibet Supporting Owlerton Greyhound Stadium Sheffield Conditions Stakes at Doncaster.
He achieved an awful lot in a short space of time last year and could make up into a very useful middle-distance performer.
Royal Line created a bit of a stir when he won on his debut for John Gosden at Windsor in September
He had no trouble in following up in heavy ground at Haydock next time out, winning off a mark of 88, but he was beaten next time when last of three at Newbury. However, he enhanced his reputation that day when only three lengths behind the 102-rated Time To Study.
No doubt he will be placed to achieve his maximum potential this season by his excellent handler.
David O’Meara’s Pacific Fleet can be forgiven his latest defeat at Southwell and his fist two performances make him the one to beat in the Unibet Novice Stakes.
Paul Nicholls had several entered in the Geotech Soil Stabilisation Novices’ Chase at Ascot and has plumped for Adrien Du Pont. Without a win since his chasing debut, he has been keeping good company and should find this a good deal easier.
Aye Right has the potential to be a real flag bearer for Harriet Graham based on his most recent run and can confirm that promise in the Geotech Soil Stabilisation Novices’ Chase at Carlisle.
He won at the second time of asking and made a really promising first foray over hurdles at Kelso in January when second to Tom George’s Clondaw Castle.
CARLISLE: 2.15 Our Lucas, 2.50 Aye Right, 3.25 Tomkevi, 4.00 Grey Gold, 4.35 Don Bersy, 5.10 Blakerigg, 5.45 Dr Sanderson.
DOWNPATRICK: 2.10 Percy, 2.45 Synopsis, 3.20 Show And Go, 3.55 Out Sam, 4.30 Bold Sky, 5.05 Sizing Rome, 5.35 Getareason.
NAAS: 1.55 Son Of Beauty, 2.30 2.30 Katie Cruel, 3.05 Son Of Rest, 3.40 Aurora Eclipse, 4.15 Elegant Pose, 4.50 Beach Bar, 5.25 King D’Argent.
ASCOT: 2.00 Storm Control, 2.35 Knight Destroyer, 2.50 Adrien Du Pont, 3.45 Diego Du Charmil, 4.20 Sego Success, 4.55 Samuel Jackson, 5.25 Monsieur Gibraltar.
DONCASTER: 2.25 Twin Appeal, 3.00 Pacific Fleet, 3.35 Captain Colby, 4.10 ROYAL LINE (NAP), 4.45 Mutarakez, 5.20 Dr Richard Kimble, 5.55 Clemento, 6.30 Ingleby Hollow.