Racing: Hyperion's TV Tips

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1.30: Emphatic Candidate showed much-improved form on his first start for Reg Akehurst at Lingfield last month and will relish this stiffer stamina test. Yacht is better than his narrow victory margin over Owdbetts on Wolverhampton's all-weather surface implies, but the suggestion is top-weight BLOMBERG. The Irish-bred colt looked sure to open his account at Goodwood last time, only to be worn down close home by well-regarded Judge Advocate. Frankie Dettori's booking is a major bonus.

2.00: MISTLE CAT will take plenty of catching. The grey struck top form at Newbury last month, beating Green Green Desert, and has nothing to fear from third-placed Jafeica on that form. Subsequently a creditable fourth behind much-improved Alderbrook in a Longchamp Group Two event, Mistle Cat can make all. Desert Shot also experienced a rear view of Alderbrook at Goodwood, and may be feeling the effects of a strenuous campaign, but the strong pace will definitely suit Mellottie, by no means disgraced in the Cambridgeshire last time.

4.15 ELTISH is strongly-fancied to confirm Royal Lodge superiority over Stiletto Blade. A powerful galloper with stacks of class, Henry Cecil's colt ground his much-touted challenger into submission after momentarily looking in trouble over a furlong out. Ridden with sufficient enterprise, the step-down to 7f should not trouble him unduly. French raider Pennekamp unleashed an impressive burst of speed to catch Montjoy in Longchamp's Prix de la Salamandre, and rates a bigger danger than shock Middle Park hero Fard.

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