This afternoon we take Shamonix to Lingfield for their seven furlong turf handicap; late Summer Filliy’s Maidens tend not to be the greatest of races and the plan this afternoon is to try and improve her mark and thus enable us to get her into the Handicaps we would specifically like to run her in. Truth to tell she has not been particularly effective on the racecourse and she does need to begin to show some improvement.
At Kempton we take two of our Club horses, Black Truffle and Bird for Life, to run in both Divisions of their seven furlong Handicap. Black Truffle has been a terrific servant to both Saxon House and Rowdown, having originally been recommended to us by Hayley Turner who rode her for Michael Bell, and has won seven times and been placed in a further 20 races for us, a spiffing record. With Nicola’s claim he is running off some twenty pounds less than at his best and a pound lower than when running well to be second at Wolverhampton in June so he goes to Kempton with a competitive chance.
Bird for Life is making her first start in a Handicap after making quite a slow start to her career; she has been pretty green on the race track but showed some quite improvement when upped in trip to seven furlongs at Wolverhampton at the end of the June and we will continue to learn something about her as she continues to gain experience this evening.
An interesting day tomorrow with Marmajuke Bay going to Haydock for their twelve furlong Handicap and Rainbow Jazz to Salisbury for their seven furlong Nursery.