Sailsbury ready for Warr

Michael Stoute was among the winners at Royal Ascot last week and can strike with Warringah in the Doccombe European Bibury Cup Handicap at Salisbury.

Michael Stoute was among the winners at Royal Ascot last week and can strike with Warringah in the Doccombe European Bibury Cup Handicap at Salisbury.

The great man appears to have an embarrassment of riches at his disposal this season and currently houses the first three in the ante-post betting for the St Leger, Derby runner-up Tartan Bearer, Patkai and Conduit.

While Warringah may not have Classic aspirations, he does look a typical improver – the type with which Stoute excels.

By Derby winner Galileo, he was always going to need middle distances and, after an encouraging debut over a mile last year, Warringah was put away for the winter.

His seasonal debut produced a cracking effort as he finished less than three lengths behind stablemate Tartan Bearer, who has done nothing but advertise the form ever since.

It was disappointing when he was turned over as an odds-on chance in a Thirsk maiden on his next start but it meant he started life in handicaps on a realistic mark of 75.

The three-year-old showed he was a good deal better than the handicapper thought by bolting up at Newbury.

Stoute’s charge is a half-brother to Hi Calypso, who won the same Newbury race last year before following up in this event.

Lightning can strike twice.

The John Gosden-trained Sea Of Leaves finished behind some decent types on her racecourse bow and can win the Peter Grigg Memorial EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.

Fifth behind Barry Hills’ Art Princess, who was not disgraced behind Cuis Ghaire in the Albany, Gosden’s juveniles usually improve considerably for the run.

Observatory Star has recently become a victim of his own consistency as he has crept up the handicap without winning.

However, at least he arrives at Carlisle for the historic Lloyd BMW Carlisle Bell in tip-top shape.

Tim Easterby’s five-year-old is versatile with regards to the ground and can act as well over seven furlongs or a mile.

The stiff finish at the Cumbrian venue should be right up his street.

On pieces of form from last year, such as close seconds to Zaahid and Fragrency, he still looks well treated.

Just Joey could be worth waiting for in the concluding Saco Serviced Apartments Handicap at Bath, while the Richard Hannon-trained Roly Boy can show the benefit of two previous starts in the David Lloyd Epsom Maiden Stakes at Kempton.

Medic can give downtrodden Worcester punters a shot in the arm by winning the betdaq.co.uk Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

The Tim Fitzgerald-trained seven-year-old is still a maiden after 15 tries so a note of caution must be brought to the table.

That said, he ran with plenty of credit at Wetherby on his penultimate start - he finished a seemingly outstayed second to Cute N You Know It – and also shaped well at Stratford earlier this month.

Medic finished a close-up third over an extended two miles and six furlongs, having made a critical mistake at the last, and looks to have been found a winnable opportunity here over this shorter trip.

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