DREAMER TO BRING THE HOUSE DOWN

Dreamer To Bring The House Down
Dreamer To Bring The House Down
By Anita Chambers, Press Association Sport

Carlton House

THURSDAY’S SELECTIONS:

AYR: 1.40 Jillnextdoor, 2.10 Lupin Pooter, 2.40 Galician, 3.15 Alpha Tauri, 3.45 Amazing Win, 4.20 Ventura Sands, 4.55 Jo’Burg, 5.25 Cheeky Wee Red.

BRIGHTON: 2.00 Boleyn, 2.30 Filun, 3.05 Joyful Spirit, 3.35 Dalmo, 4.10 Attain, 4.45 Lightning Spirit, 5.15 Lazeez, 5.45 Waabel.

CLONMEL: 5.50 Hassaya, 6.20 Bright Light City, 6.55 Jamming, 7.25 El Toreros, 8.00 Crocus Bay, 8.30 Clonsilla Affairs, 9.00 Tugboat.

FFOS LAS: 2.20 Roses Legend, 2.50 Kack Handed, 3.25 Thelobstercatcher, 4.00 Dubai Crest, 4.30 Cold Harbour, 5.05 Consult, 5.35 Bucking The Trend.

NEWCASTLE: 6.05 Exactement, 6.35 Sojoum, 7.10 Little Jimmy Oddsox, 7.45 Sequence, 8.15 Rainbow Gold, 8.45 Bilidn, 9.20 Spinatrix.

SANDOWN: 6.15 Scottish Star, 6.45 Sir Prancealot, 7.20 Opinion Poll, 7.55 I’M A DREAMER (NAP), 8.25 Top Offer, 8.55 Terdaad.

WETHERBY: 5.55 Glenora Gale, 6.25 Stonethrower, 7.00 Amuse’Me, 7.35 Evella, 8.05 Enter Milan, 8.35 Chancery Lad, 9.10 Solis.

Classic action is now just a matter of hours away and a quality card at Sandown on Thursday can get punters in the mood for the weekend action.

The Derby meeting kicks off on Friday but two Group races make the Esher track an excellent stop-off on the way to the Epsom Downs.

Just six go to post in the Betfair Brigadier Gerard Stakes, with Carlton House likely to be a short price to get the Jubilee weekend off to a cracking start for his owner, The Queen.

However, I’m A Dreamer is fancied to spoil the party after making an eyecatching return to action at York earlier this month.

She was staying on late in the day in the Middleton Stakes, finishing a two-and-a-half-length third after meeting interference around a furlong out.

That probably cost David Simcock’s mare valuable momentum and she could well have been closer if not for that.

Previously beaten just a head in Grade One company in Canada, I’m A Dreamer also finished on the heels of fillies such as Sahpresa and Timepiece last term, which represents some strong form.

While I’m A Dreamer has not won since last year’s Dahlia Stakes, she has been a largely consistent runner and as well as feeling the benefit of her recent run, she also has the advantage of a 3lb allowance.

Opinion Poll makes his British return in the Betfair Henry II Stakes after a couple of runs in Dubai over the winter.

The six-year-old confirmed himself as a major player in the staying division last term when finishing second in the Ascot Gold Cup before landing the Goodwood Cup.

Also victorious at York, he claimed second on his two final starts before jetting out to Dubai.

Mahmood Al Zarooni had him ready to go in good time there and after a warm-up run, he was a convincing winner of a controversial inaugural Dubai Gold Cup.

Regardless of the merits of that race, Opinion Poll could do little more than win and if he is on his A-game here, he will take all the beating.

Richard Hannon loves to win the Betfair Funds The PJA Doctor National Stakes and Sir Prancealot can present him with a fifth success in 10 years.

A convincing scorer at Bath on his debut, the Tamayuz colt looks a useful individual.

Top Offer was highly touted before the 2000 Guineas but he flopped on easy ground and finished 16th of the 18 runners.

An impressive victor on his only juvenile start, it is worth keeping the faith as he drops back in class in the Listed Betfair Heron Stakes.

Sequence boasts an excellent pedigree as a half-sister to Derby winner Sinndar and she can gain an all-important verdict in the NEPIC Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Newcastle.

Galician is the choice in Ayr’s Bet At bluesquare.com Handicap, while Filun can go well in the Creative Food Courts Ltd Handicap at Brighton.

Solis perhaps holds key to to the Racing UK Live On Sky Channel 432 Handicap Hurdle at Wetherby, while Cold Harbour must also go close in the Saxton Drilling Ltd Handicap Chase at Ffos Las.

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