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Simon Clare joined Coral in 1997 as Racecourse PR representative and was promoted to Coral PR Director in October 2002. Between 2008 to 2011 Clare added Trading to his responsibilities in a new role as Coral Trading & PR Director. In 2011 he relinquished his Trading responsibilities and assumed a new wider role of PR & Broadcast Director responsible for all Coral Public Relations activity, CoralTV and Social Media. Clare has extensive broadcast experience on radio and television commenting on a diverse range of betting events from the obvious - horse racing, football and sport - to the more obscure - politics, reality TV, showbiz and the weather. Simon Clare is a keen sports fan, still turning out for Carshalton FC on a Saturday when work allows.

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Crowley Calls It: “He will be well worth following”

2.15 Zoffanist

Zoffanist has had three runs, one over seven furlongs and two over a mile. All his pedigree says he’ll improve for going up in trip. There’s a lot of stamina there. He’s running off an official mark of 64 so hopefully he’s at the right end of the handicap and will improve for that step up in trip. There’s a tough horse in here to beat, in Pow Wow of Roger Charlton’s, but Amanda’s horses do tend to go well for a step up in trip.

3.15 Neshmeya

This filly had a really nice profile last year. She was second to Talaayeb at Newmarket, and then fourth at Yarmouth behind Shutter Speed in a good race. She disappointed first time up this year. She ran on soft ground at Sandown and I don’t think she liked the ground that day. I also think she’ll come on for the run as well. It will be nice ground today at Salisbury, and she has the best form on offer in the book, and it would be nice to get her head in front.

3.45 Eqtiraan

He’s a bit of a monkey this horse. He has loads of ability. I have ridden him three times this year. He didn’t stay a mile first time up at Lingfield. Then we dropped him back in trip at Newmarket and he was second, and ran a good race. And then we ran him on good to soft last time and he only beat one home. As I said he’s a bit of a monkey but he has ability and he could run a good race. It’s a competitive race. Mr Lupton is obviously the standout horse in the race. He’ll probably be the one to beat.

4.15 Shabaaby

I’ve been riding Shabaaby in work. His pedigree is all speed. He’s by Kyllachy out of a Mind Games mare. He cost a lot of money as a yearling. He’s been pleasing at home. There are a couple of horses in the race who’ve run and my horse is unraced. I like this horse but whether he’s streetwise enough to win first time up is another question. He will be well worth following.

4.45 Chica De La Noche

She’s quite a nice filly. I rode her early on in her career and I really liked her. She would have won at Newbury one day, she was clear and her saddle slipped and she got rid of poor Nicky Mackay that day. She’s a nice filly and she’s only rated 72. I’d like to think she’s better than that rating.

Jim