Last week ended in encouraging fashion when CHIEFOFCHIEFS fulfilled the promise he has been showing on the gallops by producing a fantastic run, finishing third on debut at Newmarket. It looks like he is going to be one to look forward to for the rest of the year.
This week we have got runners on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with CAROLINAE opening up proceedings at Yarmouth on Wednesday. I pulled her out because of quick ground last week and once again this could be a concern, however if I do decide it is safe enough for her to line up then she is definitely one to watch as I believe she is more than capable of winning off her mark.
On Thursday we head back to Yarmouth as SALVO bids to revive what has so far been a frustrating career. This filly is not devoid of talent however she is not the easiest. I do however have faith that when everything falls perfectly for her, she will be very dangerous. Last time out she was found to be in season which is more than enough of an excuse for her to put in a poor performance.
We have a seaside visit for TWINPOINT lined up, I have entered him at at Brighton on Friday, he proved himself to be a horse to follow with his outstanding performance at Yarmouth last week. He should have come on plenty for that run and I would expect him to run well if he is declared.
And finally on Saturday we have the re-appearance of two old stable stars;
BAADI is due to head to Ascot for the Shergar Cup, a meeting I particularly enjoy as there is always a fantastic atmosphere and the format generates huge outside interest. I feel I have unfinished business at the meeting as I have had a runner there for two consecutive years and both times I have finished second. Fingers crossed BAADI can change our fortune.
Then ACCESSION will head to Newmarket to run in a 7 furlong Handicap, he absolutely loves the track and is reunited with his old buddy Martin Lane - having been beaten just over two lengths in the Bunbury Cup, I would expect him to be to very competitive
Looking forward to a busy weekend and a fingers crossed for a winner or two – best of luck to all connections!!
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