Today on Sky Sports Racing: Dukedom bids to get off the mark at eighth attempt for The Queen | Racing News



Chepstow and Brighton host the Tuesday action on Sky Sports Racing, with some big fields and a string of interesting runners including one for The Queen.

At the Welsh venue, the Hodge Handicap (6:00) has 17 runners at this stage and has a whole host of intriguing candidates.

The in-form Tony Carroll yard sends Astrophysics – he’s failed to finish outside the top three in his last six starts, and the ten-year-old could well run another big race.

Tom Marquand could hardly be in better form and lines up with course winner Rhubarb, a five-year-old mare who looks to be improving again after two disappointing runs.

War looking to be King at Brighton

Over at Brighton, another tricky handicap will prove tough to solve at 4:10, with King Of War topping the weights after winning at Chepstow last time out.

He looks to have improved for the move from Alex Dunn to the yard of Harry and Roger Charlton, having not finished outside the first four in his four starts for his new yard.

One to consider is Rae Guest’s Days Like This, who took advantage of a drop in grade last time out to win, with excellent apprentice Cameron Noble taking the ride.

Can Dukedom get off the mark?

The class race on the card comes in the race previous (3:35), with the John and Thady Gosden-trained Dukedom bidding to get off the mark at the eighth attempt for The Queen.

He has proved frustrating, finishing second on four occasions behind some classy rivals, including the unbeaten Shining Blue.

Positive Impact is the chief market rival, rated 8lb higher for the Simon and Ed Crisford team, but is similarly hard to win with, having finishing second last time out – beaten just a short head at Thirsk.

Watch every race from Brighton and Chepstow, live on Sky Sports Racing on Tuesday, June 28.





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