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Pyman's horses to follow Bonfire Knight Trainer: John Quinn 2nd, Beverley, August 28 This was a decent effort to chase home the progressive Aattash in what looked a hot race on paper, and he has now finished runner-up on each of his last three starts after bumping into some well-handicapped rivals. He seems to be holding his form and will surely be able to gain some compensation in the closing months of the season. Advice Follow for remainder of the season Sunnyside Tom Richard Fahey Won, Beverley, August 29 Scored his fourth win on the bounce and this victory improved his record in claimers to 1221111. Having been given a career-best Racing Post Rating of 92 for this performance, connections should seriously consider switching him to handicap company as the assessor is unlikely to push him up too much and he looks to have a workable mark in the mid-80s. Advice Back on next three starts Cocktail Charlie Tim Easterby 4th, Ripon, August 30 This talented two-year-old was too keen on this first start after a break to recover from sore shins to give his true running, but it was encouraging that he was able to travel strongly in the middle part of the race (touched a low of 3.35) before his early exertions inevitably took their toll in the closing stages. A drop back to the minimum trip should see him in a better light as he's more likely to get the strong pace that suits. Advice Back on next three starts Strike Up The Band David Nicholls 3rd, Epsom, August 30 Been waiting for this useful sprinter to show some spark and this was much more like it as he showed good speed and stayed on well to finish in the frame for the first time since September 2009. Having been rated as high as 108 at the start of last season he is now on a seriously attractive mark in the high-80s and, with the Ayr Gold Cup meeting less than two weeks away, this is often the time of year that the David Nicholls horses start hitting peak form. Advice Back on next three starts

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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 2, 2010
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