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Lightly-raced Espoir De Guye returns to action at Warwick Racecourse after lay-off

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IT’S Fiver Friday at Warwick tomorrow, with the £30,000 Feldon Dunsmore Budbrooke Handicap Chase over two-and-a-half miles topping the six-race card, reports David Hucker.

Espoir De Guye was beaten in this race by a 25-1 outsider last year and runs off a 2lb lower rating this time.

He hasn’t seen a racecourse since and is lightly raced, having only had 12 runs in his career, but trainer Venetia Williams is adept at bringing horses back after a long lay-off and he looks the one to be on.

The racing action gets under way at 1.20pm with the racingtv.com “Hands and Heels” Handicap Hurdle for conditional jockeys and amateur riders over three-and-a-quarter miles.

Manintheshadows appreciated a return to hurdling last time and could defy a 6lb rise in the weights.

Next up is the oldgoldracing.com- Own Part Of The Action Novices’ Handicap Chase in which Ambion Hill, an early faller when favourite at Exeter, could come out on top.

Alcester trainer Dan Skelton has chosen Signal Point from his two entries in the British Stallion Studs EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle but, even in receipt of 7lb, she may not be able to cope with wide-margin Chepstow winner Everything’Sontick.

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