12 AUGUST 1972, Page 13

Juliette's Weekly Frolic

At Nawbury last year Noel Murless turned out four winners, netted £8,000 plus and now has some intriguing prospects in store for his three-year-old colts, Redundant, The Admiral and Cote d'Azur. None of these have turned out the classic prospects they were bred to be, but all have shown marked improvement in recent runs. Although still a maiden, Cote d'Azur is likely to start the shortest price of the trio: his Warren Stakes second to Realgar should point the way to victory in Friday's maiden event, the Newtown Stakes.

The other pair set their sights higher and while Redundant may find the likes of Sparkler, Home Guard and Comedy Star beyond him in the ' Hungerford ', The Admiral could have better luck in Saturday's 'Geoffrey Freer.' For one who scored his first victory little over five weeks ago he faces a daunting task, and Petty Officer, with two rich Redcar handicaps already to his credit this year, will be hard to beat. However, Murless's horse looked magnificent at Ascot recently, and if selected as stable representative in place of Frascati, could conceivably spring a surprise.

Punters don't need reminding that ladies and apprentices should be left well alone, but the weekend offers two golden opportunities for breaking the rules. Christmas Post, with three wins and two short head defeats from his last five starts, carries an enticing 7-7 in the 2.00 at Newbury on Friday, while if there's any justice in the game, Harvest Spider, who lost his saddle — and Joanna Eades — inches from the winning post in Brooke Bond's ' Dividend ' race, can make amends in the same sponsor's 'Tea Cup' event at Wolverhampton on Saturday.

Assets: £95.90. Outlay: £3 to win Cote d'Azur and The Admiral, £2 win double Christmas Post and Harvest Spider.