Racing: For the Notebook

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A weekly list of horses to follow:

AMAZING FEAT: came good in a Redcar handicap on Thursday when challenging on the bit before scoring by 2 1/2 lengths from North Ardar. Won four times last autumn and can follow up now he's hit form this season. Soft ground will suit him well. (Mrs M Reveley)

BEATS WORKING: pushed along from early on in a Newmarket nursery on Saturday, he ran on to finish second to Royal Insignia, despite not getting a clear run. An earlier nursery defeat on soft ground at Haydock can be ignored and his previous victory over Palacegate Jack gives a truer guide to his potential. A good handicap is within his scope. (Mrs J Ramsden)

CHARISMA GIRL: fast-finishing second to multiple winner Major Success at Brighton on Thursday, after losing her place at halfway. Has shown improved form recently at Brighton and Lingfield and can go well again on this type of track. (S Dow)

EUPHONIC: comfortable victor on his hurdling debut at Exeter on Wednesday from Beat The Bagman, with previous winner Its Unbelievable also behind. His trainer is selective and usually successful with the Flat horses he sends jumping and this one can prove a smart recruit. (I Balding)

LA RESIDENCE: easy to back and slowly away in Yo-Cando's Nottingham maiden last Monday, this half-brother to the Princess Margaret Stakes winner Bezelle made progress to finish a close-up fifth behind horses who all had the benefit of a previous outing. A small maiden awaits him. (Mrs N Macauley)

STOLLER: showed up well for four furlongs when one of the better backed contestants in the Newmarket maiden won by Innishowen on Friday. Brighter things may follow. (Mrs J Cecil)

TUTU SIXTYSIX: returned to form when third in the Brighton nursery won by Major Success on Thursday. Won twice in the spring before showing nothing on soft ground behind the smart Lemon Souffle and then disappearing from the track for three months. Can win again over the minimum distance while the underfoot conditions remain on the firm side. (R Boss)

YOUNG AT HEART: showed much improvement when finishing runner-up to Sawlajan in a seven-runner two-year-old conditions race at Lingfield on Thursday, with three previous winners behind. Started at 40-1, but his opponents have been performing consistently in good-class company and he can prove this running was no fluke. (M Haynes)

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