Racing: Punters' guide - Hyperion's TV tips

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UTTOXETER

1.15: Strong Chairman has been competing in good company at Cheltenham and Newbury of late. He must have a big say here. Careysville and MOUNTAIN PATH have been picking up prizes at lesser tracks but are progressing fast, especially the latter.

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1.45: Lucia Forte has been raised 9lb after an easy win at Huntingdon last month, but this mare is talented, as is Royale Angela, up 10lb for a Plumpton victory last time. RIPARIUS was well beaten at Ascot three weeks ago, but the likelihood of better going today can spark a return to form.

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2.20: Him Of Praise will become a serious Grand National contender if taking this. This is his toughest test to date, though, and Ottowa and KAMIKAZE tempt at longer odds. Kim Bailey's grey was four lengths clear when falling at the final fence in a good novice event here 11 months ago.

SANDOWN

2.30: The second favourite for the Champion Hurdle, Shadow Leader, hardly set the world alight when second to Kerawi at Kempton on Boxing Day - Sanmartino was four lengths behind and is 1lb better off now. Marello's best performance came last time on easy ground over four furlongs further and she may not have the speed to cope with DEBUTANTE DAYS, a smart juvenile two seasons ago who has taken a long time to recover from a fall in the Triumph Hurdle. She won three times on the Flat last summer, runs well when fresh from a break, receives up to 15lb from her rivals and is reported to have been schooling well.

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3.05: The French import CYFOR MALTA receives 10lb age allowance from his rivals, yet is more experienced over fences, having won twice at Auteuil. If the quick ground is a problem then Chief's Song may benefit.

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3.35: Gold Cup hope Cool Dawn has been raised 5lb for his most last win and looks vulnerable. YEOMAN WARRIOR looks an improved performer and can step up.

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4.10: BIG STRAND acts on this ground, likes a stiff uphill finish and ran with promise on his return. Friendship, who has course-and-distance form, is a big threat.

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4.40: COLOUR CODE has stacks of potential, while Kurakka was very disappointing last time.

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