Turf Talk: Roger Varian relishing Revolutionise’s return to Windsor

Trainer, Roger Varian. PIC: Simon Cooper/PA WireTrainer, Roger Varian. PIC: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
Trainer, Roger Varian. PIC: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
Revolutionise promises to relish his return to the turf and prove a cut above at Windsor.

Roger Varian’s three-year-old eases into the 0-75 Marathonbet Live Casino Handicap, after finishing a creditable second at Lingfield on his first start for more than three months.

The grey went off 11-8 favourite almost three weeks ago and ran as if he was sure to improve for the outing, headed late on over seven furlongs and beaten just half a length.

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Back to six furlongs here, he is up 3lb for his promising return and is ready to strike for the first time on his fifth career start and just his second in handicaps.

Celsius may be a warm order in the opening Visit marathonbet.co.uk Handicap.

But after running out a shock winner on his handicap and seasonal debut at Haydock this month, Tom Clover’s gelding should be capable of defying the 8lb rise and following up under top weight.

The Martyn Meade-trained Fox Vardy is of significant interest in the OLBG App For Best Racing Tipsters Handicap.

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This will be the lightly-raced three-year-old Frankel colt’s first handicap, after keeping very useful maiden company, and an opening perch of 77 may underestimate his potential.

At Chepstow, Dilmun Dynasty should prove hard to beat in the Alan Bushell On Course Bookmaker Novice Stakes.

The son of Sea The Stars looked a winner waiting to happen after finishing third on his Newmarket debut, but favourite backers had their fingers burnt after he finished only fourth at Chelmsford on his second start. However, he can reward those who keep the faith back on the grass.

On the Tapeta, Superseded can outdo his rivals in the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton Handicap.

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The three-year-old is already a course-and-distance winner at Dunstall Park.

He returns after a slightly lacklustre effort on the turf at Nottingham last time but can demonstrate he is back in the right company and surroundings.

There are several intriguing prospects over jumps at Southwell.

Not least is Buck Dancing on stable debut for Rebecca Menzies in the Southwell Racecourse Joules Sale 24th July Handicap Hurdle.

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The 10-year-old was last seen finishing a highly-creditable runner-up to the very useful Earth Leader at Stratford’s hunter chase meeting at the end of May.

Buck Dancing tries his hand over hurdles again, having previously reached a workable standard in that sphere in Ireland.

Half-an-hour earlier, Phil Kirby runs Dieu Benisse over a mile shorter in the Evie Primrose Wood Mares’ Handicap Hurdle.

The Ffos Las winner is another on debut for a new yard, having previously looked the part on a few occasions for Nicky Henderson.

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Kirby has already made a success of Top Ville Ben, who arrived in North Yorkshire via the same route, and Dieu Benisse may prove another good acquisition.


CHEPSTOW: 2.00 Unplugged, 2.30 Dilmun Dynasty (treble), 3.00 Soft Cover, 3.30 Ballet Red, 4.00 Immoral, 4.30 Fantasy Justifier, 5.00 John Joiner.

SOUTHWELL: 2.15 Mariners Moon, 2.45 Ratfacemcdougall, 3.15 Pacify, 3.45 Dieu Benisse, 4.15 Buck Dancing, 4.45 Dovils Date, 5.15 Susie Mac.

WINDSOR: 5.40 Celsius (next best), 6.10 Irish Acclaim, 6.40 REVOLUTIONISE (NAP), 7.10 Sunsprite, 7.40 Fox Vardy, 8.15 Albert Finney, 8.45 Desert Lion.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 6.00 Hussar Ballad, 6.30 Forgetful Agent, 7.00 Superseded, 7.30 Sussudio, 8.00 Celtic Artisan, 8.35 Christmas Night, 9.05 Mutamaasik.

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