No getting away from the fact that First
Verse did not run up to the level she achieved over Chelmsford's six
furlongs a month ago; the draw didn't help but she didn't get away from
the stalls very tidy and although she was going on over the last
furlong and a half it was always at the one pace; we will have a think
about what to do with her going forward.
Tin Fandango goes to Goodwood, on ground that should really suit him, for the Jump Jockey Handicap; as we have touched on delighted to have Aidan Coleman to ride him. He is not the easiest horse in the Yard to train (witness that he has not run for more than three months and this will only be his fourth outing since January) and he is up six pounds for winning so decisively by eleven lengths at Lingfield in July; he has a competitive chance at the weights with no more than two pounds between seven of them; he should run well and a reproduction of what he achieved at Lingfield will see him not far away.
A fairly quiet week in terms of runners;
Bird for Life has an entry at Bath on Wednesday (not Kempton as the Blog
might have said at the end of last week) and Makyon is very likely to
run at Kempton Wednesday evening.