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HYADES is likely to be brimming with confidence following his maiden victory at Yarmouth and can take the next step up the ladder by landing the East Anglian Air Ambulance Handicap (3.30) at Newmarket.

The Aldebaran colt's sole start at two yielded a closeup second to the more experienced Mustaqer at Headquarters, and he arrived at Newbury last month with a fair reputation.

Although sent off favourite that day, he was easy in the market and ultimately found the rain-softened ground totally against him, trailing home eight lengths adrift of stablemate Sight Unseen in fifth.

The outing clearly did him the power of good, however, and there was plenty to like about the way he bounced back with a commanding success last time.

His initial rating of 88 presents no easy task, but the forecast good to firm ground will suit.

He looks a nice type with a really bright future.

Jimmy Styles appeared a touch unfortunate to bump into the well-handicapped Striking Spirit at Ascot recently and can reverse the form in the Victor Chandler Handicap (4.05).

Clive Cox's charge made a winning start to his 2008 campaign and although restricted to just one subsequent outing last year, he was the subject of good support on his reappearance this month. The son of Inchinor finished a length adrift of Striking Spirit, but is 4lb better off this time..

Tomorrow's tips FONTWELL: GAZETTE BET: 4.10 Beehawk. NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.00 Benhego, 2.30 Cruise Director, 3.00 Maclean, 3.35 Home, 4.10 Shake The Barley, 4.50 Benitez, 5.20 Thecircleoftrust.

NEWMARKET: GAZETTE BET: 4.05 Thebes. NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.20 Dramatic Solo, 2.55 Mijas Playa, 3.30 Hyades (nap), 4.05 Jimmy Styles (nb), 4.40 Regeneration, 5.15 Ingleby Lady, 5.50 Arctic Freedom.

UTTOXETER: GAZETTE BET: 5.00 Bernard. NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.10 Minnie Hill, 2.45 E Major, 3.15 Eleazar, 3.50 Fishguard Filly, 4.25 Desert Lover, 5.00 Extra Bold, 5.30 Good For Blue..
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:May 23, 2009
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