TEES Components may hold the key to tomorrow's final day of the Flat season, having bounced back at Newmarket and put the disappointing Cesarewitch run behind him.

He landed the valuable two-mile handicap at headquarters in fighting fashion and Mary Reveley has him entered in two tomorrow at Doncaster - although he is more likely to go for the distance race than the November Handicap.

He has every chance, as Mrs Reveley's string is bouncing at present. She also took a Wetherby jumps double the same day and followed up with a Kelso brace on Saturday.

Apart from Tees Components, the November Handicap has its usual lengthy list of runners. Those in the handicap proper (ie, carrying 7st 12lb or more) only include from hereabouts Mrs Reveley's entry and Bollin Nellie (Tim Easterby), a filly not without a chance.

Biggest danger on form is the southern raider Capitano Corelli (Paul Cole).

Alan Swinbank's Collier Hill, just a pound shy at 7.11, should go on your short list and, if the weights go up, Knavesmire Omen (Mark Johnston) is a possible - but is also in the stayers' race.

Today we expect Johnston to follow up Double Honour's win last year in the conditions stakes with And Beyond.

Newmarket's Saturday meeting saw Yorkshire owner-breeder Guy Reed win the showcase mile handicap with his homebred Pablo, an Efisio colt out of his Winnebago. Barry Hills trains this for him at Lambourn and son Michael Hills had the ride.

Richard Whitaker's stable star, Captain Rio, was beaten close home in the Group 3 Prix de Seine-et-Oise at Maisons-Lafitte last Thursday - but at least it was an English winner.

Seb Sanders on Danehurst, trained by Sir Mark Prescott, swooped late to beat the Yorkshire runner, who was partnered by Thierry Jarnet. Whitaker felt his colt had gone too fast early doors and was ridden with "too much confidence" as he tried to make all the running.

Jarnet said: "Captain Rio wasn't as strong as when I rode him a year ago". However, Rio fans should be pleased to learn that he will stay in training next year.

Catterick's finale saw a Tim Easterby double, a John Quinn pair and a good win for Bryan Smart, having completed his move to Hambleton House from Lambourn. Bond Playboy was the first sent out from his new base.

Mel Brittain, whose wins have been thin on the ground, had a welcome success thanks to Tyrone Williams. Musselburgh's Wednesday meeting saw uncle Mick Easterby and nephew Tim each with a winner.


Yorkshire owner Sir Robert Ogden looks a sure bet to land the jumps owners' championship yet again. He had a Saturday three-timer with his pink and mauve silks.

Marlborough (Nicky Henderson; Mick FitzGerald) won the Charlie Hall at Wetherby, where Brother Joe (Philip Hobbs, Jim Crowley) took the John Smith's Hurdle. At Ascot, Tony McCoy was in the saddle to land the Listed chase on Davoski (Venetia Williams).

Ferdy Murphy has appointed a new stable jockey to replace Adrian Maguire, forced into retirement with his neck injury.

The new man for Wynbury is also Irish, 23-year-old Davy Russell, champion point-to-point rider over there. The young rider is turning professional and said he had spent some time with Henrietta Knight when he was 16.

Murphy said he had a "great racing brain" and was determined, ambitious and a strong rider with hands and heels. He is to ride Ballinclay King tomorrow in the Chepstow Tote Silver Trophy and today at Uttoxeter.

Elsewhere on the jumps secne, Simon Magnier had his third winner at Sedgefield. Magnier is based in part of Jimmy FitzGerald's yard.

Alan Lockwood sent out a first seasonal winner at the County Durham track when Only Words gave owners David and Lynne Lumley a first success.

Mick Easterby's amateur Gino Carenza proved good to follow again as he won there with The Nomad. Andy Crook was pleased that Trooper finally won at his 13th attempt over fences as his winner had recovered from severing a tendon as a juvenile.


Now that what many regard as "proper" racing - the winter National Hunt game - has begun, Racing Week gives you a list to follow.

Obviously, any of Mrs Reveley's or Mr Murphy's should be respected, but we have been restrained and chosen just one apiece from their yards. Although we also admire many other trainers we could not include everyone - no offence is meant to those not listed.

Some readers will spot one or two old favourites from previous years' lists, but they are there on merit. Some are untried or novices which look well.

However, if the government were to insist on a health warning for tips, it would be "remember horses can lose as well as win"!

Barton Dante (Mick Easterby); B The One (John Quinn); Direct Route (Howard Johnson); Exstoto (Richard Fahey); Hussard Collonges (Peter Beaumont, made an eye-catching second at the weekend in the Charlie Hall); Last Option (Robin Tate); Latalomne (Brian Ellison, disappointed at Exeter on Tuesday, but will strip fitter next time); Moss Harvey (Malcolm Jefferson); October Mist (Mary Reveley); Random Native (Jimmy FitzGerald); Red Striker (Norman Mason); Ryalux (Andy Crook); Sea Drifting (Ferdy Murphy); Silver Knight (Tim Easterby); You're Special (Patrick Haslam).


Thursday last week. - Sedgefield NH: (NH nov hdl) The Nomad (trained by Mick Easterby, at Sheriff Hutton; owned by S J Brewer & D Sugars), ridden by Mr Gino Carenza; (amtr hcp hdl) Over The Hill (Simon Mangier, Norton; A Hartgrove), Mr Andy Tinkler; (sllr hcp hdl) Only Words (Alan Lockwood, Brawby; Mrs Lynne Lumley), Jim Crowley; (hcp chs) Trooper (Andy Crook, Middleham; Paul Colley), Tony Dobbin.

Fri. - Newmarket: (16f hcp) Tees Components (Mary Reveley, Lingdale; Tees Components Ltd), Kevin Darley.

Wetherby: (hcp hdl) Maceo (M Reveley; Les de la Haye), Paddy Aspell (claiming 5lbs); (hcp chs) Carrick Troop (M Reveley; Major J C K Young ), P Aspell (5); (hcp hdl) Chevet Girl (Howard Johnson, Crook; D M Gibbons) Wilson Renwick (5); (nov chs) Jungle Jinks (George Moore, Middleham; Mrs Mary and Miss Susan Hatfield), Richard McGrath.

Sat. - Kelso NH: (inter chs) Man Murphy (M Reveley; W Manners), P Aspell (5); (nov sller hdl) Time Marches On (M Reveley; Hb, Mrs M B Thwaites), Fergus King (7).

Wolverhampton AW ev: (8f mdn) Platinum Charger (Kevin Ryan, Hambleton; Platinum Racing Club Ltd), Fergal Lynch; (6f) Quito (David Chapman, Stillington; Michael Hill), Tony Culhane.

Mon. - No DST area winners.

Tue. - Catterick: (7f mdn div 1) Gladys Aylward (Tim Easterby, Great Habton; Mrs Jean P Connew), David Allan (5); (div 2) Bigalothegigalo (John Quinn, Settrington; Ian Buckley), T Culhane; (6f nrsy) Bond Playboy (Brian Smart, Hambleton; R C Bond), Dean Corby (5); (7f hcp) Santisima Trinidad (T Easterby; Chris & Antonia Deuters), D Allan (5); (5f clmr) Cash (Mel Brittain, Warthill; Northgate Autumn), Tyrone Williams; (14f hcp) Aleron (J Quinn; Grahame Liles), T Culhane.

Wed. - Musselburgh: (12f hcp) Lough Bow (M Easterby; Mrs Anne Jarvis), Dale Gibson; (8f hcp) Parting Shot (T Easterby; C H Stevens), Richard Quinn