Adamant can deliver at Windsor

Hamada is napped to win the first at Pontefract on Monday while Sir Michael Stoute's Adamant can be a hit at Windsor.

Sir Michael Stoute, trainer of Windsor fancy Adamant

LIMERICK: 2.05 Making Light, 2.35 Hansian Prince, 3.05 Strait Of Zanzibar, 3.35 Jaguar Paw, 4.05 Rigid Rock, 4.35 Fountain, 5.05 Flannery, 5.35 Solita .

PONTEFRACT: 2.00 HAMADA (NAP), 2.30 Grinty, 3.00 Rainbow Rebel, 3.30 La Fritillaire, 4.00 Southern Gailes, 4.30 La Contessa, 5.00 Selection, 5.30 Chiswick Bey.

SOUTHWELL: 2.10 Deise Vu, 2.40 Kinari, 3.10 Debece, 3.40 Moon Over Rio, 4.10 Dark Lover, 4.40 Ballyhill.

WINDSOR: 1.50 Indiana Dawn, 2.20 Glorious Forever, 2.50 Adamant, 3.20 Cold Fusion, 3.50 Stratum, 4.20 Silver Link, 4.50 Fire Ship, 5.20 Go Amber Go.

DOUBLE: Hamada and Rainbow Rebel

Hamada will surely come good at the third time of asking in the Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Pontefract.

The Godolphin-owned Cape Cross colt shaped with abundant promise when third on his debut at Newmarket in August, with the way he came home suggesting he would be well served by a step up in distance.

Connections stuck to a mile for his next start at Sandown and he was certainly not disgraced, finishing a clear second behind exciting Frankel colt Atty Persse, who could be bound for a tilt at the Racing Post Trophy later in the month following his impressive introduction.

Hamada is clearly not up to that sort of level, at this stage of his career at least, but it will be disappointing if he is unable to open his account as he tackles a mile and a quarter for the first time in West Yorkshire.

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Rainbow Rebel can continue his winning spree in the Tradeway Shipping Peter Kirkham Retiring Handicap.

The son of Acclamation did not look devoid of ability as a juvenile, placing on four of his six starts, but surely even trainer Mark Johnston did not envisage the rapid improvement he has seemingly made during the winter.

He made a mockery of his mark of 67 on his seasonal reappearance at Carlisle in August and subsequent strikes at Musselburgh, Chester and Hamilton mean he is now almost 20lb higher in the weights.

Having proven his talent on quick ground, it was encouraging to see him knuckle down in more testing terrain on his latest outing, proving his versatility.

The handicapper is bound to catch up with him eventually, but he will take some stopping in current mood.

Adamant is worth an interest in the second division of the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Windsor.

Sir Michael Stoute's charge looked badly in need of the experience on his introduction at Leicester almost a month ago, never looking likely to play a serious part after a tardy start.

However, he caught the eye making late headway to finish a never-nearer fourth and this educational effort will not have been lost on him.

Runners from Freemason Lodge usually improve significantly from their first run and if Adamant follows suit, he should go well over the extended mile under Ryan Moore.

The Adamson Construction Handicap is a fiercely competitive heat, with none of the 16 runners dismissed with confidence.

The vote goes to the John Gosden-trained Stratum, who has been admirably consistent all season, winning once and placing on his other five starts.

He was narrowly denied when favourite for his latest start at Kempton, but he might be seen to better effect back on turf at the venue where he opened his account in dominant fashion on his penultimate appearance.

National Hunt fare comes from Southwell, where Tim Vaughan's Debece should follow up a Kempton win in May.

He carries a penalty in the Visit "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle but can put his experience to good use.

Posted at 1140 BST on 02/10/16.

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