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Broadway can prove a Haydock hit.

Byline: Saraband

ON Broadway would appear to have every chance in the Haydock Park Annual Badgeholders Club Handicap Chase at the Merseyside venue.

Lucinda Russell's inmate banished memories of a disappointing outing in handicap chase company at Carlisle with a brave second at Ayr.

The seven-year-old gelding made a couple of costly errors in a three-runner affair in Scotland, but still showed plenty of zest to get to within a length and a quarter of And The Man.

That should have set him up rather nicely ahead of this engagement, for which he can still run off a winnable-looking 111.

Ree's Rascal can quell fears about the lack of a recent run by winning a tidy pot beneath the Kempton floodlights.

The Jim Boyle-trained five-yearold has not been sighted for over 200 days, but should still have enough nous to shape promisingly in the Betdaq Games PS50 Cash Bonus Handicap.

Ree's Rascal seldom runs a bad one on the Sunbury Polytrack and is twice a course-and-distance scorer - albeit off a far lower mark.

That said, the form he showed in the first half of last season, which included a determined victory at Newbury in May, would suggest he is still capable of winning off his revised rating of 80.

And such is the competitive nature to this race, Ree's Rascal should almost certainly be available at a chunky price.

Flashlight can shine in the Back And Lay At betdaq.com Handicap. Mark Johnston's three-year-old has plenty on his plate here, but could prove a cut above if his latest success at Wolverhampton is factored into the equation. The Shamardal colt won a six-furlong maiden by upwards of five lengths, and should be ideally suited back over this longer trip.

His final outing as a juvenile, at Doncaster in November, is also informative as he chased home the upwardly-mobile Mar Mar, who has since held her own in Pattern company.

Finally, Green Special should take all the beating in the Betdaq Members Free Entry Every Wednesday Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS HAYDOCK: 2.10 Zaru, 2.40 Seymour Eric, 3.10 On Broadway (nap), 3.45 Robbie, 4.20 Simply Wings, 4.5 Gas Line Boy, 5.20 Goohar. KEMPTON: 5.45 Green Special, 6.15 Scommettitrice, 6.45 Metropolitan Chief, 7.15 Pereira, 7.45 Thane Of Cawdor, 8.15 Flashlight, 8.45 Ree's Rascal, 9.15 Crucis Abbey.

WARWICK: 2.25 Lone Ranger, 2.55 Dont Do Mondays, 3.30 Pretty Penny, 4.05 Priest Island, 4.35 Grand Exit, 5.05 Denal Highway, 5.35 Court Appeal.

DOUBLE: On Broadway and Green Special.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 20, 2013
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