Our ”Core” season gets under-way
Plenty of action approaching this week-end as everybody is trying to get horses onto the racecourse despite this prevailing dry spell. Of course everybody wants rain, but for us we’d like to wait until after 4pm on Sunday!
COPPERFACEJACK did everything right at Uttoxeter yesterday but still got ‘mugged’ on the run-in. At least his last two runs have been consistently better than his previous efforts, thus proving that his wind operation has been successful.
KERRERA also ran very well on her debut at Kempton ten days ago. There was no 1 ¼m. maiden so she had to run over 1 ½m against the boys, so just tired in the last furlong. We look forward to a fillies maiden at Chelmsford on 26th Oct..
BREATH OF BLIGHTY starts his season at Stratford on Saturday and would be fitter for his seasonal debut than he was last season. This horse did his work so easily that he confused us last year and needed more graft than we thought. He has been away to Wolverhampton a couple of times and is as ready as we can get him first time out. The plan is for one run over hurdles before he goes chasing. It is a maiden hurdle tomorrow and he should go close.
The horsebox will be pretty full with four runners on board going to Kempton on Sunday. TINDARO and LEMONS GENT both run in the 2 ¼m. handicap chase and TINDARO loves going right-handed and has won on his only previous visit to the track.
LEMONS GENT is a vast horse weighing 586kgs yesterday and is bound to benefit from the race.
NEW AGENDA has run two decent races on the flat for us finishing 2nd and a very badly-drawn 4th. He has loved his schooling and will need a decent pace to settle so we though this Listed novice hurdle might be run at a proper gallop, although with only five runners, funny things can happen!
GWAFA has little option than to step up to Condition Hurdle-class after going up 5lbs to a rating of 149 for finishing third in The Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen. He then finished a luckless fourth in San Sebastian, where again he went up 3lbs, mind you the winner of his race in Spain was only beaten just over two lengths in a Group 2 at Longchamp. He has ‘done himself’ well for his little break, indeed he is 8kgs heavier, but he does look stronger and is in very fresh form. Whether My Tent or Yours runs depends on the amount of rain Kempton gets, but this is a fascinating test for our little star.