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Glad to be back! There is plenty to be Confident about.

Byline: By CHRIS WILSON Sports Correspondent

CONFIDENTIALITY can blow another raspberry in the direction of the handicapper at Wolverhampton tomorrow.

Michael Wigham's three-year-old has been one of the stars of the all-weather season this winter and may still have a little more to offer before the assessor reaches the end of his tether.

A 12lb penalty will admittedly make life a lot tougher for the Desert Style filly in the Handicap but it would be churlish to suggest she is already out with the washing.

Confidentiality has won five races on the spin - rocketing up the handicap as a consequence - but still looked to have had a ton in hand when coasting home over an extended mile and a furlong last week.

That was her third consecutive triumph at Dunstall Park and she is highly unlikely to be inconvenienced by the drop back down to just over a mile.

Peter Chapple - Hyam unleashed the decent-looking Sempre Libera at Kempton this month and has found a nice race with which to get her up and running.

Sent off a 13-2 shot on her racecourse debut, the daughter of Statue Of Liberty just ran out of puff when it mattered and came home an eyecatching second to Yamanmickmccann.

Sempre Libera will have no trouble getting seven furlongs in time - her dam won twice at that distance - and only normal improvement should be enough for victory this time in the Pontin's Great Family Holidays Maiden Auction Stakes.

Hayley Turner, who knows Southwell's sweeping Fibres and bends better than most, is hardly a negative in the plate and is a strong fancy to boot home another winner at her local track.

Hasty Retreat is another who turned in a stout first-time effort and will be straight as an arrow for the Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

A staying-on third behind Jasser at Lingfield can be augmented by landing the spoils in the hands of Stephen Donohoe.

Desert Quest will not be much of a price at Taunton but is virtually unopposable in the St James's Place HBLB Novices' Chase.

Paul Nicholls opted to nurture this exciting novice chaser at a low level and there is surely more to come from him over fences.

Having ducked a Grade Two over timber at Cheltenham on Saturday, the seven-year-old bids for a hat trick over the bigger obstacles.

This two-mile-three-furlong affair represents a small rise in class for Desert Quest, whose high cruising speed provides ample compensation for the odd error he has hitherto put in at his fences.

Ferimon looks a knocking bet to win the Boyne Cup at Ludlow.

Henry Daly's string may have been slow to come to hand this term but this eight-year-old certainly knows the time of day.


GREAT SIGHT: racing made a successful return to Southwell yesterday for the first time since the summer floods. Next racing at the venue is on December 12, 14 and 15
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 12, 2007
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