Marshall Aid’s holiday was just put on hold after not being able to run at Chelmsford (despite travelling and being saddled!!) and he goes to Nottingham for their staying handicap this pm; he has been really consistent on the artificial surfaces over the Winter and today represents what we hope will be a competitive opportunity for him back on turf. Things did not go particularly to plan on his last start on the turf, at Lingfield at the end of last month just getting shuffled back early on, but he did run well on the Nottingham turf last October and he should run well this afternoon.
At Goodwood Selwood Bloodstock’s Pastoral Pursuits filly, Dolly Dagger, runs in the quite valuable six furlong Plate.Nowadays these types of races can be quite difficult to read; our filly has shown ability on both her starts closing up into her race at Salisbury before getting tired in the last furlong and then travelling with the field in one of the first two year old Pattern races at York before perhaps finding the class of the race a bit much in the final furlong; we hope she will go well this afternoon.
A busy early Summer week beckons; Bird for Life will seek to progress her embryonic career at Windsor tomorrow and we are likely to have runners on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday including the possibility of putting the first two of our two year old colts onto the track at Goodwood, Rainbow Jazz, and Sandown, Roodeparis, on Friday.