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Ajig can dance his way into hearts of Leicester punters.

Ajig can dance his way into hearts of Leicester punters AJIG can put Leicester punters in a commanding position by winning the opening race of the day.

Eve Johnson Houghton's inmate is one of nine runners in a distinctly moderate renewal of the Widmerpool Handicap, with this transition to just shy of 10 furlongs likely to unlock previously unseen potential.

The three-year-old filly has nonetheless been in fine fettle this summer, and has perhaps not gained the rewards her consistency has deserved.

She has won a race this year, though, when easing home in a one-mile handicap on the Kempton Polytrack.

Ajig then showed back at Kempton a few weeks later that the handicapper has probably not got her number yet when she was not beaten too far over a furlong shorter.

The daughter of Bahamian Bounty suffered a rough passage towards the line, which did her no favours, but it was the seven-furlong trip which proved her undoing.

Ajig lacked the early boot to go with the protagonists that day, which explains why she has now made the rise in trip. SELECTIONS: BRIGHTON: 2.30 Commanding presence, 3.00 Red Perdita, 3.30 Classic Seniority, 4.00 Darting, 4.30 Long View, 5.00 Elle Rebelle, 5.30 Anginola, 6.00 Freddy With A Y. HUNTINGDON: 2.20 Cusheen Bridge, 2.50 Milgen Bay, 3.20 Ascendant, 3.50 Watered Silk, 4.20 Dr Dalwhinny, 4.50 Orsm, 5.20 Its Pandorama.

LEICESTER: 2.10 AJIG (NAP), 2.40 Fingal's Cave, 3.10 Cape Xenia, 3.40 War Alert, 4.10 Royal Marskell, 4.40 True Course, 5.10 Elizona, 5.40 Top Offer.

DOUBLE: Ajig and Darting

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 1, 2014
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