We are looking forward to running two nice three year olds for the first time from Rowdown at Kempton this afternoon; Island Jungle, a gelding by Teofilo out of a Holy Roman Emperor mare who was originally bought as a yearling by Godolphin for £200k, runs in the ten furlong three year old Novice Stake; we will know a lot more about him after today but we are looking to him to be a really nice horse in quality handicaps as we go forward into the Summer.
Walkman, a £95k yearling from the first crop of War Command out of an unraced Mujahid mare who won for Paul Cole at Salisbury last July, runs in the six furlong Handicap with cheekpieces on for the first time; he will come on for what he achieves today (and like Island Jungle we will know more about him after today) in what is a particularly tight handicap with no more than two pounds between them all bar possibly just one.
Misu Pete, who has been in such good form since the turn of the year winning at Chelmsford and finishing second at Kempton, runs in Doncaster's ten furlongs Apprentice Handicap, the last race on their Lincoln card. He runs off his turf mark of 63 rather than his aw iteration of 55 but he proved last year that he is well capable of being effective off this on the turf, most notably when winning at Newbury under Darragh Keenan last August; the constraint today is the wide draw and the tenth furlong, which on most of the evidence is just about the limit of his stamina. Big field Apprentice races, particularly like today's where very nearly all the riders are inexperienced, are often run at a ferocious pace early on and Georgia Dobie will have to get the fractions right for our person to get home; but she is well capable of doing this and he goes to Doncaster to run well.