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A hold-up ride worked the oracle when LUCKY NUMBERS triumphed at Catterick three starts ago, and Jamie Spencer will surely unsheathe his mount at the last moment of the Betfred "The Bonus King" Be Friendly Handicap (2.
Unsheathe your sword without fear, without hesitation, Unsheathe your sword and let Saturn bear witness, Unsheathe your sword, the enemy is smouldering, No one can (intrigue)him but a prudent hero, Saddle the horses and unleash them, For in their wedding there is hope, Let the lightning echo at the night of fire, So that truth appears and injustice is defeated, Shine,in the face of darkness as it turns deeper, Torches, whereas the frail and the weak, Spark your lighter and keep the fire glowing Feared by the subservient vile, Draw your sword and make it gleam, No winner but the determined man, Make the banner fly on each pole, Pray to God, the wound willheal.
He benefited from a change of tactics that day - the selection was held up rather than making the running - so expect jockey Kevin Manning to unsheathe his mount at the 11th hour.