Novista set to foil rivals

Derby entry Novista can get off the mark in the BBC Radio Norfolk Novice Auction Stakes at Yarmouth this evening.

Derby entry Novista can get off the mark in the BBC Radio Norfolk Novice Auction Stakes at Yarmouth this evening.

Mark Tompkins' colt finished second on his debut at Goodwood to Divine Right, who was far from disgraced when not beaten that far behind the brilliant Sander Camillo in the Cherry Hinton, and is expected to improve on that run.

Connections clearly hold Novista in high regard and the step up in trip to seven furlongs should certainly suit the son of Anabaa Blue, who can shrug off his four rivals.

Hingham trainer Christine Dunnett is sending four horses to this evening's meeting, with three of them contesting the Banham Poultry Handicap.


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Gone'n'dunnett will be partnered by Seb Sanders, who in the following race will be on in-form Alambic, a winner four times in a row in July, including once at Yarmouth.

Tribute band Abba Babes will be performing a free concert after the meeting.

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Racing starts at 5.45pm, with admission £19 to the premier enclosure and £13 to the grandstand and paddock.

There is also racing at Yarmouth tomorrow, starting at 2.30pm, with admission £17 and £11. Accompanied children aged under 16 will be admitted free.

Kempton's evening all-weather fixture today sees Mosharref, a lightly-raced horse with a potentially bright future, contest the TFM Networks Maiden Stakes.

The son of Alhaarth made his debut in the first division of the Wood Ditton Stakes at Newmarket's Craven meeting - a race which in the past has thrown up some decent sorts.

There he was second to Jeremy Noseda's smart colt Secret World, finishing five lengths clear of the third. His trainer, Barry Hills, is in excellent form at present and Mosharref can win this before going on to better things down the line.

At Pontefract, Witchry can take the Chaplin's Club Handicap over the minimum trip. Tony Newcombe's charge has been running consistently of late and scored a decisive victory at Folkestone last time out, coming strongly off a healthy pace'

Sticking with an in-form sprinter is no bad thing in these sort of events and the combination of a quick five furlongs and fast ground will suit this previous course winner.

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