Lady Adare – 14:05 Kempton
She will definitely appreciate the drying ground. The ground was too soft for her the last day, and she’s had a palatal cautery in the meantime, hopefully we see a better run from her and a step back in the right direction before the Spring. Jonathan Burke won on her at Taunton last February. She’s taking on geldings but she’s a big and strong enough mare to do that if she’s on song.
Ask Me Early – 14:25 Uttoxeter
He was entered in the Midlands National, but we’ve not seen him since the Welsh National after which his bloods were wrong. Ideally, we’d have liked to have got a prep run into him prior to running in the Midlands. However we didn’t get that opportunity, hence why we’ve skipped that engagement and are running him back over hurdles. He will love the ground, the softer the better. We are looking to give him a confidence boost after things didn’t go as planned at Chepstow. Saying that, he ran well over hurdles last year and he can be competitive back over smaller obstacles.
Monjules – 15:12 Fontwell
He is going back to the course and distance where he was successful last time under Lorcan Murtagh again. He’s 4lbs higher in the weightsand we are hoping he can run another good race. He is 2 from 3 for us this season so we are hoping he can pick up another nice race on Saturday.
How’s The Cricket – 15:35 Uttoxeter
Takes his chance in this valuable race that has been very good to us in the past. He sneaks in with very little weight having run well on his last couple of starts, including in first time cheekpieces at Ffos Las the last day behind a progressive novice, in Heltenham of the Skeltons. So we thought with Ben Bromley taking another 5lbs off, it was worth having a go for a more valuable prize with no weight on his back. We think he has a good chance.
Great Name That – 14:40 Chepstow
He has finished third, and then runner-up at Exeter for us, so we are hoping he can go one better. The step up in trip will suit for sure because he’s a winning 3 mile pointer before he joined us, he’s in good form, and it looks a nice opportunity for him to get his head in front.
In Excelsis Deo – 15:50 Chepstow
We ran him in the wrong race last time against more experienced handicappers, and it showed. He will be much better suited running against novice company. We can put a line through the last day, so we are looking to see him jump better and get back on track having shown plenty of promise on his debut for us at Hereford.
Gidleigh Park – 17:00 Chepstow
He’s making his racecourse debut. He’s a lovely big horse and we are purposely going to Chepstow because it’s a galloping track. He’s an out and out galloper at home so conditions should suit. As with all our bumper horses he will improve for the experience and the outing, however hopefully he can run a race full of promise on debut and give us something to look forward to.
Have a great weekend.