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  • Writer's pictureSimon Long


Tom had his first winner of the season on Sir Rock at Ludlow for trainer Toby Lawes.

With three booked rides today all for his trainer Alan King.

2:50 DINO VELVET - Career-low mark and drop back from 2m3f rate positives, but won't be wanting rain.

Owner - Alan King

By my reckoning Dino Velvet has run on 26 difference racecourses, but for his 56th race the popular veteran will be breaking new ground tomorrow when he heads off to Huntingdon.

Dino Velvet has only won once over fences, at Uttoxeter two years ago when he defied a mark of 120. However, the handicapper now shares the general view that the 10-year-old is not the force he was, as following two inauspicious runs this spring he has been dropped 10lb. He has six opponents tomorrow, so, hopefully, the generosity might bring about a revival in the old boys’ fortunes.

Also in action at Huntingdon are Saturday Song and Broomhill Road. Saturday Song ran well at Uttoxeter and Doncaster before disappointing at Exeter, where he ran too free. He looked in good order when I saw him work last week. Broomhill Road, who is only four, never gave up the battle when chasing home a smart older horse in Willmount at Doncaster on his debut, and he will know more about the game with that experience behind him.

4:00 SATURDAY SONG - Promising second in 2m maiden in January but both handicap runs have been underwhelming.

Owners - Gwen Meacham & Alan King

5:05 BROOMHILL ROAD - Gave hot favourite a race when clear second of five on debut at Doncaster; considered.

Owners - J Law

Trainer Alan King and Jockey Tom Cannon are sponsored by


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