Nap to bag Brighton prize

Napoletano seems to enjoy the seaside air and he can add a second Brighton win to his portfolio in the Get Your Balls At williamhillbingo.com Handicap.

Simon Dow's runner certainly seems to take his racing well and has been giving his owner, the 'Soccer AM' host Helen Chamberlain, plenty of fun over the winter.

A winner at Lingfield in March, Napoletano showed just as much aptitude for the turf when scoring at Brighton in April, powering through beaten horses to get up by half a length.

Napoletano thrives in races with a strong pace but he did not get the prerequisite gallop when returning from a short break at Lingfield on Thursday.

However, he still did well to finish third and should be primed for this assignment.

In Transit is another to make a quick reappearance and he is the selection in the EBF Be In The Game - betlive@williamhill.com Novice Median Auction Stakes.

A winner at Brighton last month, In Transit just had to give best to Asaint Needs Brass by half a length at Kempton in the week.

In Transit still showed up well in what was a better class race and the slight drop in level here should see him back on the winning track.

Baraari has failed to live up to her illustrious breeding but she should be good enough in the Get Your Chips @ williamhillcasino.com Maiden Stakes.

The Nayef filly has slipped down the ratings slightly after finishing second on her reappearance at Warwick but this looks a weak race and she can gain that all important win.

It is fair to say Blakeshall Quest is something of a Southwell specialist and she returns to her favourite venue for the Pinders Optometrists Handicap.

The eight-year-old has won over course and distance on no less than six occasions and although she is mainly campaigned at this track, that is still a fair effort.

Despite her advancing years, the eight-year-old showed herself to be as good as ever when scoring with a bit in hand on her latest outing and it is hard to see her finishing out of the frame.

National Hunt enthusiasts have a Worcester card to look forward to and City Affair is fancied to get his head in front for the first time over fences in the Bet Germany vs Poland - Betdaq Beginners' Chase.

Rated 120 over timber after three victories in that sphere, the gelding has been placed on his first three outings since being switched to the larger obstacles.

A decent second to Chrysander at Fontwell last time was no disgrace and he is bound to get off the mark over fences sooner rather than later.

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