Racing: For the Notebook: A weekly list of horses to follow:

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EXPRESS GIFT: backed as if defeat was out of the question for a mile handicap at Carlisle on Thursday, but ran into trouble at every stage. After being slowly away and taking the long route home, he eventually finished three lengths third to Cool Enough. Expenses can be recouped next time. (Mrs M Reveley).

CONNECT: dropped in class after runs in Newmarket and Newbury maidens, this colt quickened right away from his opponents at Brighton on Wednesday to win by five lengths. The time was close to that taken by the useful Classic Sky earlier in the afternoon and Connect can follow up now he has found the winning thread. (B Meehan).