This looks a very hot race with any number of potential improvers in here but we feel this longer trip will really suit our horse. He won the bumper here at the Open meeting by staying and he was out-speeded by Pingshou and others on his hurdling debut here last month. But he certainly didn’t run badly there and has a 10lb pull for the 8 lengths he was beaten by Colin’s horse that day. I won’t say that he will win but I think he could just run a lot better than some people might think. This longer trip really will suit him, he loves the track, and he comes here in good form.
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He needed his reappearance run on ground that was too quick but I thought he would run a lot better at Haydock, and he certainly did. In fact, I thought he would win for much of the race before Mysteree just got the better of us in the closing stages. But we pulled 11 lengths clear of the third, so a 3lb rise is probably fair enough. It is just a question of whether he needs the ground to ride a lot more testing than seems likely. His record suggests that he does, but he does have winning form on good to soft, so let’s see. There is 4-6mm of rain forecast and he will probably need all of that, and maybe more, to be competitive, though.
The first thing to say is that this is obviously another hot race, but we do think a fair bit of our horse. She had been showing us plenty of ability at home before her debut over an extended 1m4f at Newbury and she didn’t disappoint us. In fact, she actually caught us a little bit by surprise by the manner of her win. This better race will tell us a lot more about what potential she has, but we are very hopeful and she is a lovely filly for the future whatever happens here.
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