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Seize the day with Carpe Diem Lady

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Carpe Diem Lady would not be winning out of turn and there are reasons to believe she can break her maiden in the 188Bet Handicap at Chepstow this evening.

Now with Ralph Beckett having left Clive Cox, she has a string of placed efforts next to her name but her resolution has not been called into doubt.

She has been wearing blinkers, and they were on when she made her first start for Beckett last month. However, he has left them off this time.

That is not a surprise as she raced far too keenly in them, probably blowing her chance of a win, at Epsom.

With the fizz knocked off her and 1lb taken off by the handicapper she has to be in the mix.

Few rode Chepstow better than Richard Hughes and he should be on the scoresheet as a trainer with Evening Hill in the 188Bet one-mile maiden.

He runs in the colours in which Hughes had a few special days on in Canford Cliffs, and Evening Hill should certainly win races based on his promising debut last season.

Second of 14 in a Kempton maiden in November, all he did was stay on so the step up in trip will suit.

There are reasons to believe Magic Jazz can take a good leap forward from his debut effort in the Racing UK Novice Stakes at Beverley.

While he was only seventh of 12 on his initial effort on the Westwood last month, the penny appeared to drop close home and he was doing all his best work at the finish.

Kevin Ryan's juveniles tend to improve enormously from their first run and from the box seat in stall one it would be no surprise to see him go well.

Another worth an interest in Yorkshire is Les Eyre's Detachment, who caught the eye with the way he travelled last time out.

His rider went for a gap on the rail which closed in front of him and he lost all chance in an instant, but off 2lb lower he has been given a chance by the assessor.

Mick Appleby's Alys Rock ended the last jumps season in fine form winning two of her last three and a 5lb rise for the latest of those seems fair.

She is back out at Sedgefield for the Paxtons For Caseih Axial Flow Combines Handicap Chase.

Seamus Mullins has his horses in great nick and Kastani Beach has been running consistently well ahead of the #188 First Goals Wins At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle at Warwick.

Kim Bailey's Such A Legend will have the ground in his favour in the Chillipetals Florist & Coffee Shop Tuxford Chase at Southwell.

He made all on his return to action after a lay-off last time out and as long as the dreaded bounce factor is avoided, he will go well again.

Nap: Carpe Diem Lady

(6.40: Chepstow)

Double: Evening Hill

(6.10: Chepstow)

Treble: Magic Jazz

(2.00: Beverley)

Yankee: Detachment

(3.30: Beverley)

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