Racing tips: Chase will Test Coney’s potential

Coney Island is in action at Ascot
Coney Island is in action at Ascot

Coney Island can start to realise his true potential by emerging victorious in what appears to be a vintage renewal of the Betfair Ascot Chase at the Berkshire venue.

Anthony Honeyball has had his eye on the Sodexo Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase for Ms Parfois ever since she won at Warwick last month.

The seven-year-old has won three of her four chase outings now and she shaped particularly well at Warwick, racing handily before winning with the minimum of fuss by five lengths.

The Dutchman will have plenty on his plate against Blaklion in the Betfred Grand National Trial at Haydock, but he can account for the Aintree favourite.

Agrapart posted his best effort for some time when winning the Cleeve at Cheltenham and he can follow up in the Betfred Rendlesham Hurdle.

Call Me Lord can make the leap to Grade Two company during the Betway Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton.

Make Music warmed up for the Betway Handicap by taking a decent third place at Lingfield last month – and can improve on that as she returns to the Surrey track.

Carolinae has hit the bar twice now but can enjoy her moment in the spotlight in the Matchbook Casino/ Fillies’ Handicap at Kempton.


Ascot: 1.15 Rebel Commander, 1.50 Ms Parfois, 2.25 Josses Hill, 3.00 Fixe Le Kap, 3.35 Coney Island, 4.10 Abolitionist, 4.45 My Lady Grey.

Gowran: 1.25 C’est Jersey, 2.00 Presenting Percy, 2.35 Knockraha Pylon, 3.10 Bacardys, 3.45 Big Ego, 4.20 Graineyhill, 4.55 Tintangle.

Haydock: 1.30 Shambra, 2.05 Agrapart, 2.40 Mount Mews, 3.15 THE DUTCHMAN (NAP), 3.50 Black Ivory, 4.25 Golan Fortune, 5.00 Shotavodka.

Wincanton: 1.40 Soulsaver, 2.15 Sea Wall, 2.45 Call Me Lord, 3.20 Redmond, 3.55 Savoy Court, 4.30 Creep Desbois, 5.05 Lad Of Luck.

Kempton: 5.45 Chloellie, 6.15 Galloway Hills, 6.45 Major Valentine, 7.15 Carolinae, 7.45 Taqwaa, 8.15 Happy Escape.

Lingfield: 12.40 Mette, 1.10 Presence Process, 1.45 Gavi Di Gavi, 2.20 Brother Tiger, 2.55 Ay Ay, 3.30 Make Music, 4.05 Nomorecalls, 4.40 Mouchee.