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King Revo ready for change of luck with Robinson.

Byline: Neil Morrice

KING REVO, considered to have been unlucky in two major handicaps this year, will be teamed up with Philip Robinson for the first time in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket on Saturday, writes Neil Morrice. King Revo met with all sorts of trouble in running when eighth in the Ascot Stakes at York in June, while he had to overcome the widest draw before finishing fourth to Anak Pekan in the Chester Cup the previous month.

T rainer Patrick Haslam is now anticipating a big run from his five-year-old, who is set to go over fences before Christmas.

The trainer gave him a break after Royal Ascot at York with the intention of bringing him fresh to post for the Cesarewitch, and his wife Anne said: "His run at Haydock last month should have brought him to peak fitness.

"He was unlucky at York and, according to Jamie Spencer, might have gone close without the interference, and he was drawn widest of 17 at Chester.

"He won at Cheltenham last December and was a decent juvenile over hurdles, but we can't wait to put him over fences - he's schooled magnificently.

"The first stop is Newmarket, though. He won't mind the ground, whatever happens with the weather. Our horses are running well and we've always thought there was a decent Flat handicap in him."

Martin Pipe, twice successful in the Cesarewitch, with Heros Fatal and Miss Fara, is set to be three-handed this year, with Jimmy Fortune booked to partner Fortune Island, whom he rode to win a two-miler at Newmarket this year.

Pipe's other runners are Penny Pictures and Calamintha. Pipe's assistant, Chester Barnes, writing on the trainer's website, said: "Fortune Island loves the staying races and, although he can tend to pull, he seems to get the trip well.

"I think Penny Pictures is better than his last few runs. We're looking for a lightweight jockey for Calamintha, who has only 7st 9lb," he added.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Oct 12, 2005
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