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RACING: Leave classy Macaw to do the talking.


JIM GOLDIE'S progressive three-year-old handicapper Macaw can strike a blow for the younger generation by beating older horses in the Crowther Homes Carlisle Bell tomorrow.

Macaw had looked nothing out of the ordinary until he got off the mark in tremendous fashion with victory in a ultra-competitive handicap at York last month.

Staying on strongly in the final furlong of the mile contest, he held the late surge of Ghannam and the runner-up lost nothing a defeat when runner-up in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot last week.

Macaw also finished second on his latest start but it was another fine performance as he was only beaten a short head by Common World in a

aluable handicap at Haydock four weeks ago.

Common World upheld the form by finishing third to Burning Sun at Royal Ascot.

Macaw can get back on the winning path for his Scottish trainer with the older opposition unlikely to be as classy as his contemporaries who have given him tough tests recently.

Sentinel can stretch her winning run to four in the pounds 20,000 Tote Trifecta Bibury Cup Stakes at Salisbury.

With two victories on Lingfield's polytrack surface and one on the turf at Newbury, the Gerard Butler-trained colt is obviously at the top of his form and can carry on the good work in this pounds 20,000 Showcase Handicap.

Bill O'Gorman does not have many horses these days but the Newmarket trainer, who supervised the careers of such prolific-winning two-year- olds as Superlative, Provideo and Timeless Times, has a likely winner at Warwick.

Red Wizard showed the benefit of his debut at Yarmouth by returning to the seaside track to beat B A Highflyer comfortably by two and a half lengths.

The Wizard King colt looked as though a step up to seven furlongs from six would suit as he can prove by following up in the Raynsford Novice Auction Stakes.

Best bet at the three evening meetings could be Sir Northerndancer in the 'For Your Eyes Only' Classified Stakes at Kempton.

Richard Hannon's three-year-old was runner-up to Semper Paratus over this six furlongs two weeks ago and can go one better.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 25, 2002
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