In the 5.50 I like Charles De Mille. Ran 9 days ago c/d in a race with reliable yardsticks all around and did a figure of 84 on the Lawrence Taylor of ATR figures. I have started to isolate Lawrence’s speed figures here at Newcastle as he seems to have a good handle on them. Racing Post/Top Speed still don’t offer any at all! I managed to get 11/2 before Hugh Taylor tipped it fortunately and is a best priced 9/2 now.

In the same race, a horse I have backed here a couple of times but looks a very difficult ride, is Breton Blues. Paul has included him above as the sire has a good record here. I will be having a small each way on him again as he has been running over 10 and 12 furlongs and tonight is back to a mile. Definite stamina doubts over middle distances and they are putting blinkers on for the first time tonight so looks xxxx or bust time. A 25/1 shot so will be much bigger on the exchanges.

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