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Knife support could be significant; Saraband.

MARKET support for Subtle Knife in the Hyder-Collins Easter Chicks Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Folkestone is likely to be significant.

The Giles Bravery-trained filly was really well backed on her debut at Southwell in October, suggesting she had been showing plenty at home.

In the end the money went west by an agonising neck, but an indication of the regard in which she is held came next time out as she was chanced in a Listed race at Newmarket. She failed to cut much ice there but is obviously thought capable of holding her own in reasonable company.

Seeking Magic is one of the more interesting animals on show and should be followed in the Live Pool Information At totepool.

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Clive Cox does well with his sprinters, and this four-year-old showed last season he could make be a decent run this term.

Progressive in five runs, he wound up with a cosy success at Bath from a subsequent winner, always going well and scoring with a little more in hand than the official margin.

Sulis Minerva should go close in the Follow totepool On Facebook And Twitter Handicap. Always racing wide, that proved too much to overcome as she did not find that much when asked for her effort after travelling easily enough.

Hopefully things will drop right this time, and the return to the minimum trip on turf might work in her favour.

Iron Condor is a tentative selection in the Claydon Horse Ex-ercisers Handicap for James Eustace.

The five-year-old had a couple of outings over hurdles, to not much success, at the back-end of last year, but is not on a bad mark returned to the level.

Just 2lb higher than when winning at Kempton in November 2010 and a couple of pounds lower than when running the useful dual-purpose performer Valid Reason close immediately after that, he has a chance in a race where none of the seven runners can be easily dismissed.

TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS: FOLKESTONE: 2.10 Subtle Knife (nap), 2.40 Judy In Disguise, 3.10 Seeking Magic, 3.40 Sulis Minerva, 4.10 Iron Condor, 4.40 Imtithal, 5.10 Flag Of Glory. LUDLOW: 2.20 Aviso, 2.50 Lancetto, 3.20 Grove Pride, 3.50 Cootehill, 4.20 Bin End, 4.50 City Press, 5.15 My Flora.

WINCANTON: 2.00 Swiss Art, 2.30 Hill Forts Gloria, 3.00 That'll Do, 3.30 My Sister, 4.00 Gone To Lunch, 4.30 Aztec Flo. DOUBLE: Subtle Knife and Seeking Magic.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 5, 2012
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