THE sun is shining, there is a belting card at Newmarket on Thursday and the Easter weekend is almost upon us.
Lovely jubbly. Now all we need is a Charlie Appleby to fire in the winner of the Group 3 Earl Of Sefton.
FIRST NATION (4.10 Newmarket) looks the pick of the trainer’s trio of runners.
The five-year-old boasts plenty of strong handicap form and he has been in particularly fine fettle over 1m2f in Dubai this winter.
He breezed to a comfortable victory first time out before a commendable third at this level 56 days ago, when he was left with a mountain to climb from a poor position.
Top jock James Doyle takes over, the forecast fast ground is in his favour and I think this strong travelling son of Dubawi will relish the drop back to 1m1f.
Thursday's each-way fancy
First Nation – 4.10 Newmarket (Click here to see the best prices and place your bet)
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