BAAN runs in a 12 furlong amateur rider's handicap at Lingfield tomorrow and will be ridden by Dean Smith having his first ride for the yard, his second ride in public. BAAN won this race 2 years ago when he gaveChloe Madgin a memorable first winner so let's hope the old horse can do the same again tomorrow. He is obviously a course and distance winner but this year he has looked suited by a longer trip. He was in good form in the summer, winning twice, so he has been holding his form well. There are 16 runners but he is well drawn in 3. He should run well and must have a decent chance but the main thing is that they both come back in one piece and enjoy the experience.
SCOTTISH STAR heads for Kempton tomorrow to run in a 12 furlong handicap. This is a relatively new trip for him and looks open to improvement over this distance. He was second on his only previous run over this trip at Kempton and that day was beaten by an improving 3 year old from the Luca Cumani yard. Tomorrow he faces another similar type from the same stable, DESERTED, who looks the main danger. SCOTTISH STAR seems in great form though and he has been a model of consistency at Kempton this autumn, he would not be winning out of turn. Ryan Tate, who knows him well, takes the ride and he should be thereabouts again.