Racing tips: Robin is back on home ground

Newmarket is one of Wednesday's racing venues
Newmarket is one of Wednesday's racing venues

Robin Of Navan can get the job done when he makes a rare outing on home shores in the bet365 Earl of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket.

Harry Dunlop’s charge has appeared just four times in Britain during 21 career starts as his team has chased some fine financial rewards on foreign shores.

Soliloquy can mark herself as a Classic contender with victory in the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes.

She suffered a surprise defeat on her debut for Charlie Appleby at Newmarket last August, but soon righted the record thanks to victory over a mile at Ascot the following month.

Stepping back to seven furlongs is not certain to suit, but the likely ease in the ground should make this more of a test.

Great Prospector can step up his return effort at Newcastle with victory in the bet365 European Free Handicap.

He found the Kentucky Derby-bound Gronkowski too good in the Burradon Stakes last month, but it was a promising run and he would not need to improve too much to be making his presence felt here.

Dark Defender can make the most of a drop back to five furlongs in the Opening Day Sprint Trophy Handicap at Beverley while Keir Hardie can land the Racing UK Novice Stakes.

Cheltenham hosts another top day of action and Festival also-ran Mercian Prince is taken to regain the winning thread in the Barchester Healthcare Silver Trophy Chase.


Cheltenham: 2.05 Captain Cattistock, 2.40 Mercian Prince, 3.15 Brave Eagle, 3.50 Red Infantry, 4.25 Steely Addition, 5.00 Lovely Job, 5.30 Poppy Kay.

Dundalk: 6.00 Park Row, 6.30 El Greco, 7.00 Not Touch, 7.30 Downdraft, 8.00 Turn On The Tears, 8.30 The Lords Walk, 9.00 Highly Approved.

Kempton: 5.45 Jungle Inthebungle, 6.15 Rivas Rob Roy, 6.45 Famous Dynasty, 7.15 Bold Warrior, 7.45 Wufud, 8.15 Warsaw Road, 8.45 Isaac Bell, 9.15 Haraz.

Newmarket: 1.50 Hyperfocus, 2.25 Finniston Farm, 3.00 ROBIN OF NAVAN (NAP), 3.35 Soliloquy, 4.10 Kadiz, 4.45 Rococo, 5.20 Sea Of Class, 5.55 Dukhan.

Beverley: 1.40 Hurricane Five, 2.15 Rayna’s World, 2.50 Moltoir, 3.25 Dark Defender, 4.00 London Glory, 4.35 Sky Eagle, 5.10 La Sioux, 5.40 Keir Hardie.