Marshall Aid might have gone off a bit too fast yesterday with the result that he didn’t have a great deal left up his slieve in the straight; one way and another he does seem a more effective person on the aw than on turf. Dolly Dagger struggled a bit with the preliminaries and the big Sunday crowd at Goodwood and should learn masses from the experience; she wasn’t particularly tractable either before the stalls or in them and seemed to run a lesser race than she showed she was capable of at Salisbury and York; Nurseries will probably be the way ahead with her when they start at the end of the month.
This evening we take Bird for Life to Windsor for her second start; she has had a slow start to her career on the track and has taken a long time to come to hand. She did show at Bath, though, that she does possess ability and was going on steadily over the last couple of furlongs after finding things happening all a bit quick over the first half of the race; we are looking to her to build on that this evening against some significantly stronger opposition, notably Brian Meehan’s person. She will be of interest in Handicaps later in the Season and on the artificial surfaces over the Autumn and Winter and you can go racing with her, Misu Pete, Born to Please and Black Truffle for as little as £50 per month; You can find details here
As I touched on Saturday a busy week in prospect with multiple runners on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.