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Tillietudlem can go close after a break.

Byline: Jim Goldie

WPage e have a busy week ahead with Hamilton on Wednesday, Musselburgh on Friday coupled with Ayr on Friday night, not to mention Royal Ascot.

Dave I said not to mention Ascot! The top hat was dusted down and the morning suit freshly pressed and everything in the world was ticketyboo, but you just get a feeling in the pit of your gut the manure is going to hit the air conditioning unit soon. Sure enough, it did!

Time Hawkeyethenoo, a very impressive winner at Ascot for us last month has an infection in his leg and now looks somewhat doubtful for a return to the Berkshire track.

Nevison won and I'm not ruling him out altogether as he's responding well to treatment, but we are facing a race against time to get him there in top shape.

We run STAFF SERGEANT (2.10) in the opening Queen Mother's Cup at York for lady amateurs. We've had this race in mind for the four-year-old for a wee while and we're expecting a big run.

The son of Dubawi has only had four career starts and he ran a cracker for Gary Bartley at Ayr on his seasonal debut last month.

Robert Winston rode a crafty race on the winner Quanah Parker, kicking on two furlongs out and just having enough left in the tank to hold Staff Sergeant's late thrust.

That run will have done our fella the world of good and he should relish today's step up to 1m4f, his first try at the trip. Although we're not all that well drawn I'm hopeful of a big run.

Old stable stalwart RIVER FALCON (5.30) runs in the last at York. The old boy showed he still has an engine when winning at Thirsk last month and he'll go well for Danny Tudhope but we could do with a wee break from the handicapper.

5 DHAULAR DHAR (3.55) goes to Chester for the apprentice race but looks badly drawn out in the 12 box.

We're stepping him up in trip after running him mostly over seven furlongs this season. This is a hot wee handicap for a decent prize but our fella should see the trip out no bother as he finished second at Musselburgh in November in a two mile hurdle.

I'm hopeful of a big run for TILLIETUDLEM (2.15) who goes in the opening apprentice race at Doncaster tomorrow, a race he won last year.

The five-year-old grey has been a great servant to the yard, winning eight races from 29 starts and will run in the colours of his new owners Phoenix Racing.

We have MIDNIGHT DYNAMO (2.55) in a six furlong handicap at Hamilton on Wednesday. The daughter of Lujain won a shade cosily in a maiden at Catterick last month and I expect her to go well on her first start in handicap company.

Another of Lujain's offspring, GLENLUJI (4.10) is in the mile handicap on Wednesday.

DAZZLING LIGHT is entered at Musselburgh on Friday and the daughter of Halling ran a fair race from a bad draw at Chester last time. She was doing all her best work at the death without managing to get a blow in at the leaders.

ROTHESAY CHANCER is in great form and he goes to Musselburgh with every chance of making it a hat-trick at the track.

BOTHAM, MONEL, recent impressive Redcar winner NAMWAHJOBO and DARING DREAM are all entered over the weekend and they should all go well.

Time for Midnight Dynamo won a shade cosily and can follow up.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 11, 2011
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