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Seek out Pimpernel for Craven Stakes crown at Newmarket!

ELUSIVE Pimpernel was a colt of the highest order as a juvenile and can make a winning return to action in the Racing Post breezeupbonus.

com Craven Stakes at Newmarket.

A winner on the July Course on his racecourse introduction, John Dunlop's charge went on to claim one of the hottest two-year-old races of the season in the Acomb Stakes at York.

The second and third went on to subsequent success at Listed and Group level, while Breeders' Cup winner Vale Of York was back in fifth.

Elusive Pimpernel tested the water in Group One company in the Racing Post Trophy on his final appearance and although he was no match for runaway winner St Nicholas Abbey, he was easily best of the rest.

He proved that day this one-mile trip holds no fears for him and while it is always dangerous to get too heavily involved in trial races such as this, Elusive Pimpernel does have the look of a good thing in what is not a vintage renewal.

Henry Cecil's Tranquil Tiger has been in terrific form on the all-weather and can make a winning return to turf in the Weatherbys Bloodstock Racecard Earl of Sefton Stakes.

The six-year-old has found a really consistent streak, completing a hat-trick in the Winter Derby at Lingfield at the end of March.

While he does still not look entirely straightforward, Tranquil Tiger has a potent turn of foot so this nine-furlong trip should ideally suit.

TOMORROW'S TIPS CHELTENHAM: 2.10 Captain Chris, 2.45 Bormo, 3.20 Kerada, 3.55 Raslan, 4.30 Worship The Stars, 5.05 Line Freedom.

KEMPTON: 5.40 Silver Linnet, 6.10 Calypso Star, 6.40 Playful Asset, 7.10 Pick A Little, 7.40 Misaro, 8.10 Thunderous Mood, 8.40 Tous Les Deux, 9.10 Headache.

NEWMARKET: 1.50 Penny's Pearl, 2.25 Chiefdom Prince, 3.00 Mullionmileanhour, 3.35 ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (NAP), 4.10 Tranquil Tiger, 4.45 Spicewood, 5.20 Diam Queen.

RIPON: 2.00 Bachelor Knight, 2.35 Bel Cantor, 3.10 Almiqdaad, 3.45 Monterosso, 4.20 Finest Reserve, 4.55 Strong Vigilance, 5.25 Trick Or Two. DOUBLE: Elusive Pimpernel and Tranquil Tiger.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 14, 2010
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