Having said yesterday that Arelcchino’s Leap had run well on his only previous visit to Chelmsford it didn’t particularly look that he liked the wide bends there yesterday evening; but the real issue was the lack of pace in the first half of the race; to be effective he needs to travel into the business end off a true, resolute gallop and not have the race run off a sprint. He won at Wolverhampton a year ago off 79 and ran off 81 last night so the OH willing he should now deservedly get some respite.
Turning to Bird for Life she will now go up in trip, probably to ten furlongs. As I have touched on the last twice with her there is a fair bit of stamina in her pedigree and, at either Wolverhampton or Kempton, off an even lower mark you could do worse than to follow her; on the evidence of her racecourse performances todate she has the ability to win in last night’s grade.
Tomorrow we are very pleased to see Mr and Mrs Senior’s nice Arcano colt, Arlecchino’s Arc, run in Newbury’s seven furlong two year old Novice Stake. Like many of our two year olds he will come on for running in what is bound to be a good class (if not better than good) early Autumn Maiden packed full of potentially nice three year olds.
We might have several people, Bayston Hill, Black Truffle, Mette and Shamonix running on the AW surfaces next week. The Yard are also looking forward to taking Marmajuke Bay back to Haydock next Saturday to try to win his fourth handicap there; he will likely have an alternative at Newmarket on Thursday if we didn’t like Haydock for any reason and his medium term target for the Autumn is probably either the Doncaster November Handicap or one of Kempton’s really nice twelve furlong Listed races.
One final thing; due to holidays the blog and its associated communication might not quite get done as regularly as normal over the next week.