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Saturday Horse Racing Preview

The Bargoed Bullet will be fired seven times in one evening at Chepstow on Saturday night and looks likely to hit a few targets.

The Bullet – otherwise known as Welsh jockey David Probert – has seven rides at the evening flat meeting including in the DragonBet Classified Stakes at 8.30pm.

Probert will be hoping it’s a case of Money! Money! Money! for the punters who back him as the night also features an ABBA tribute band.

It could, of course, turn out that Probert meets his own Waterloo, although judging by the way he has returned quickly to form after a nasty kick from a horse last month, that seems unlikely.

Probert starts his work in the Reecer Space Handicap at 5.50pm on Rhubarb and the horse will be well backed, having won four times last year with two second place finishes in recent weeks.

Hoping to pour cold custard on Rhubarb’s hopes will be Desert and Jacquelina.

Probert rides Make It Easy in the Reecer Hire EBF Restricted Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at 6.20pm, trained by Jack Channon, son of veteran trainer and former England international footballer, Mick.

Make It Easy could find it tough against the more experienced two-year-olds, Crooked Crown and Sparklight.

Monmouthshire trainer David Evans teams up with Probert for the third race, the Michael Maine Memorial Handicap on board likely favourite, Doctor Mozart, a winner last time out on the all-weather track at Lingfield.

Doctor Mozart was also a recent winner at both Wolverhampton and Southwell, but this will be the first time since last August that Probert has been in the saddle.

In the Pickwick Bookmakers Handicap at 7.30pm, Probert rides Port Noir, who was second at Leicester earlier this week behind Hurt You Never.

He will find stiff competition from Redredrobin, who will seeking a hat-trick of wins for trainer Malcolm Saunders after recent victories at Bath and Salisbury.

The fifth race of the night features another chance for Probert on Flatley, who is returning after a lengthy lay-off, but was a winner with Probert at Wolverhampton last September.

The Dragonbet, The Bookmaker Of Wales Classified Stakes is the last-but-one race where Probert is on Deacs Delight, a horse still searching for a first win at the 20th time of asking.

The final race of the evening is the Lydney Containers Handicap, where Probert will ride Prince Ali, who is without win since 2021, for Monmouthshire trainer Deborah Faulkner.

Elsewhere on Saturday, there is racing at Haydock, Beverley, Bangor-on-Dee, Catterick and Lingfield.

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