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Art is the ace at Folkestone.

Byline: ARGUS

GARY MOORE is not normally known for his training of precocious juveniles but in Art Scholar he has found one to break the mould.

A son of American sire Pyrus, he was picked up for what could be a paltry 16,000 euros at the sales.

That has already been made to look a bargain after his emphatic debut success at Bath.

Sent off at 4-1, he readily pulled clear of his rivals and support beforehand suggests those in the know were anticipating a performance of some note.

What is interesting is that Moore also had him entered in a Listed race at Goodwood on Tuesday but with this event, Folkestone's Bet After The Off At ladbrokes.com Novice Stakes, cutting up so badly, it makes sense to give him a bit more experience.

Luca Cumani has given Ordoney an entry in the Cambridgeshire and while at this stage that looks a bit fanciful, he has obviously shown the trainer something at home to suggest he is capable of better.

He arrives at the Best Odds Guaranteed At ladbrokes.com Handicap on the back of only three runs but he has the profile of a typical Cumani improver.

In fact he has probably shown more in those three runs than a lot of Cumani's do at an early stage of their careers.

Second on debut, he was oddson to win a Redcar maiden on his next start when he only scraped home.

That was only over seven furlongs though, and he stepped up on that significantly when upped to 10 furlongs for his handicap debut.

He was third behind Prince Of Johanne, beaten less than two lengths, and raised only a pound for that, he should be competitive.

Clive Cox's Femme De Fer has shaped with a degree of promise on both her starts to date and looks the pick in the Evening Post Jobsite Maiden Stakes at Bath.

Beaten only a head on debut by Peter Makin's useful Santefisio, she was sent off warm order to beat nine rivals at Warwick last time.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 7, 2009
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