Shufoog, Chromium & Bayston Hill all ran well yesterday; Bayston Hill, in particular, might have been 'unlucky' (always a relative term) running into trouble over two out and not getting into the clear for a furlong; and when he did he made significant progress on the front two, witness the video here.
Chromium again might have shown that seven furlongs would suit her, going on steadily throughout the last furlong without getting to the front three.
Shufoog ran another decent race in a quality Class Three Handicap for the distaff just finding the 122 jump and 87 flat rated Graceland having too much toe from the last; the ground was on the softer side off good and that was one factor, the drier the better for Shufoog.
A busy day today; at Wolverhampton we hope that Helluvasunset will show some improvement in first time cheekpieces in the Fillies Plate.
Ellie rides Bird for Life and Misu Pete for us later in the afternoon; Bird for Life drops back in trip to 14 furlongs and is up six pounds for winning here so decisively a fortnight ago which will make things tougher in a better grade but she should run well; Misu Pete probably handled the easy ground at Newbury a bit better than some of his rivals and runs this afternoon off his ten pound lower aw mark which should give him a real competitive chance off top weight in race without all that much depth compared to the opposition he comprehensively disposed of at Newbury.
Dreamboat Annie goes to Bath this evening, a track and ground that are nailed on for her, off a five month break; she will likely come on for what she achieves but, a replication of what she achieved at Chelmsford in February would give her a chance with Toby Eley's claim in play and off 48 in the saddle.
Which brings us to our good friend and marvellous person Miracle of Medinah at Newmarket this evening; a seven runner race and an ease of a pound from his Sandown run puts him in on the July course this evening with fair chance at the weights and he runs this evening off 90 which is his lowest mark since his splendid two year old campaign; if ever a horse deserves things to drop right it is him!
Cala Sveva runs at Chelmsford tomorrow afternoon and will be our only runner over the weekend.