Racing tips: Kassar can take the next step

Sandown is one of Thursday's venues
Sandown is one of Thursday's venues
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Kassar is well worth following as he sets out on a new path in the Smarkets Handicap at Sandown.

This son of Exceed And Excel has done all his racing in novice company so far but Roger Charlton now switches his attention to the handicap sphere.

Arch Gold also moves to the handicap ranks and he should also be followed as he makes the long trip south for Mark Johnston.

He has yet to get his head in front in three starts but has not been disgraced, with his recent three-quarter-length third a particularly pleasing effort on his first foray over 10 furlongs.

Manor Park takes another leap up in distance for the Smarkets.com Young Stayers Handicap.

Campaigned over seven furlongs at two, moving up to a mile and three furlongs proved right up his street when outbattling Airmax at Windsor last month.

Dawaaleeb was a comfortable winner of what appeared a competitive Beverley handicap last time out and can go in again in the Weatherbys General Stud Book Handicap at Ripon.

Trainer Les Eyre has set his sights on the John Smith’s Cup with this runner, so he will surely be searching out the best winning opportunities in an effort to raise that all-important handicap mark.

Fujaira Prince was an impressive winner at Wetherby last month and can repeat the trick in the Cumwhinton “Confined” Novice Stakes at Carlisle.

Selections

Carlisle: 6.05 Little Kim, 6.40 Xtara, 7.15 Starplex, 7.45 Golden Guide, 8.20 Fujaira Prince, 8.50 Florencio, 9.20 Captain Bob.

Leopardstown: 5.45 I Remember You, 6.15 Editorial, 6.50 Gunmaker, 7.25 Bella Estrella, 7.55 El Greco, 8.30 The Plan Man, 9.00 Ishigati.

Ripon: 2.10 Yellow Fire, 2.40 Atticus Boy, 3.10 Mikmak, 3.40 Dawaaleeb, 4.10 Daffy Jane, 4.40 Good Boy Alfie, 5.10 Regal Mirage.

Yarmouth: 1.50 One More Chance, 2.20 Extreme Force, 2.50 Imperial Past, 3.20 Raakid, 3.50 Careyanne, 4.20 Martineo, 4.50 Marilyn, 5.20 Sandkissed.

Haydock: 2.00 Airmax, 2.30 Summer Blossom, 3.00 Blyton, 3.30 Loulin, 4.00 Acclaim The Nation, 4.30 Mystic Flight, 5.00 Diamonds A Dancing.

Sandown: 5.55 Time For Bed, 6.25 Manor Park, 7.00 KASSAR (NAP), 7.35 Arch Gold, 8.05 Elwazir, 8.40 Fondest.