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We send one to York, where the going at the time of writing is described as good, good to soft in places, and then in the evening we have two at Market Rasen, where the ground is also good, good to soft in places.

Thursday's Child is a three year old filly of well above average ability, having won on debut in a maiden at Newcastle in March, and then improving on that when winning again under a penalty at Pontefract in April. She was last seen at York over seven furlongs at the Dante meeting 30 days ago, when finishing a very respectable fourth from the same mark as now. She now drops back to six furlongs, when she contests the 0-100 fillies' handicap at, with Billy Garritty retaining the ride.

Not What It Seems runs in the, at Market Rasen, in the 0-110 conditional jockeys handicap hurdle, over the extended two miles and four furlongs, with his regular jockey Emma Smith-Chaston in the saddle. Back in February 2023 Not What It Seems was rated 123 and was very much on the up, but after sustaining an injury at Lingfield, he was out until returning back in December. He is yet to recapture that good form in four starts since that return, which has seen his mark slip to 109, but it is probably best to ignore his latest run at Hexham, as a bad mistake at the seventh put paid to his chance.

Who's The Guv'Nor has had a stop and start career, and now returns from a massive 652 day break. When he was last seen he was winning at Sedgefield, which was his third win in 10 starts over fences. He is now 10 years old, but with only 21 starts under his belt, there are still very few miles on the clock, so there should be more success to come. Who's The Guv'Nor goes to post for the 0-115 handicap chase, over two miles and five furlongs, at, with Brian Hughes, who has won on him on three previous occasions, taking the ride.

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Good luck to the connections, Sharp Hill Thoroughbreds, Ryder And Alex Sugden, and Mr & Mrs I P Earnshaw.

Who's The Guv'Nor.

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