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Notebook horses Baaeed and aptly named Pocket The Profit are the gifts that keep giving and both continued their winning sequences last week.

The former deserves enormous credit for completing a six-timer when coming from a long way back in the slowly-run QEII at Ascot. The top-class colt has come a long way in a short time and been impeccably campaigned by connections. I can't wait to see him in all the top events next term when his lofty rating could rise even further.

Pocket The Profit completed a four-timer with another smooth display in Yarmouth's 6f handicap on Tuesday. Slowly away, he made headway from three-out and had only to be pushed out for another comfortable success. The progressive juvenile's ability to settle better has been an asset on his last three starts; he entered the Notebook when racing much too keenly at Brighton. Connections are keen to pocket more profit with Pocket The Profit as he holds an entries at Newcastle on Friday and Newbury and Doncaster on Saturday.

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Also on Tuesday, Plastic Paddy was heavily supported in the first division of the 1m handicap at Newcastle and recorded a comfortable success.

Settled behind the leaders, the improving three-year-old was ridden confidently and eased past rivals before skipping clear.

Chased in the final furlong by in-form Caballero, Robert Winston's mount was always in command and looked ahead of the handicapper.

Plastic Paddy benefited from stepping up to this trip at this track last month and subsequently ran well when second over the same distance at Chelmsford, making good late ground on the outside.

He can probably defy another rise in the weights.

In the evening, Angels Landing travelled smoothly just behind the pace before being delivered with a fine turn of foot in the 1m3f fillies' handicap at Kempton.

Ian Williams' three-year-old was taking on exposed elders and found plenty for pressure with the promise of more to come after six starts.

Placed on all previous outings, the daughter of Fascinating Rock was just touched off at Ffos Las and returned here after 69 days off.

Proven on the all-weather, this performance confirmed the filly's ability to stay 1m3f and she might stay further.

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On Saturday, Kinross endured a troubled passage in the Group One British Champions' Sprint at Ascot. Ralph Beckett's four-year-old raced in rear and was squeezed out two furlongs from home. Switched right, he didn't gain a clear run a furlong out but ran on again when the race was almost over. Very few got into this as Creative Force and last year's winner Glen Shiel dominated throughout but Kinross was denied any chance of producing his challenge. This run is easily forgiven.

Twenty-four hours earlier, Chairmanoftheboard produced immediate profit for the Notebook (11/2) in the 6f handicap at Haydock.

Racing towards the centre of the track in a field of seventeen, Mick Channon's five-year-old was pushed along over two-out but responded to William Buick's very strong riding.

He ran on inside the final furlong to lead close home for a deserved success after several near misses. The gelding entered the Naughton Notebook three weeks earlier when narrowly beaten after being hampered leaving the stalls. Capable on any ground, Chairmandoftheboard can follow up over the same trip at Doncaster or Newbury on Friday.



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