Adrian Heskin: We wanted better ground, but most people are in the same boat
Terrefort for me.
Your guess is as good as mine in the Pertemps but I think the Ryanair looks easier to solve. Un De Sceaux is settling so much better these days, and he will be difficult to beat.
The Worlds End
We wanted better ground for him here, but I suppose most people are in the same boat this week, so you just have to get on with it. We clearly had high hopes for him this season after a novice campaign that saw him come down when swinging along 2 out in the Albert Bartlett before going to Aintree and getting Grade 1 compensation there. He hasn’t quite hit those heights in this campaign yet, but I was very pleased with his fourth in the Long Walk and he again shaped better than the finishing position, or rather the beaten distance, suggests in the Cleeve in this type of ground last time. We have been very happy with him coming into the race but, being realistic, he does need to improve and the ground isn’t what we would have chosen. But we have yet to see the best of him yet, I’m sure of that, and I suppose he has won around Chepstow in the soft! I think Sam Spinner could be the one to beat. I thought he was good at Ascot, but even better at Haydock the time before.
Tully East shaped really well at Leopardstown last time and he must make a bold bid to follow up his win in the Close Brothers here last season.
Laurina was savage at Fairyhouse last time, and she will be a tough nut to crack.
I think Final Nudge has a fair bit going for him and he would be my choice in an open race.
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