Sid's Annie remains a filly to be kept on
the right side of; the one thing that wasn't discussed in the Blog
yesterday was the wide draw and in the event she exacerbated this by not
quite wanging out; behind early and out wide she was powering along in
the straight and was the nearest at the finish; yesterday's race was
almost certainly an above average Novice (as I touched on the winner was
close up in both the Empress and Sweet Solera Stakes) and, if things
revolving around the draw and the start had dropped a bit differently,
one view of yesterday's race is that she is capable of at the least
extending fillies on the fringes of Black Type.
First Verse goes to Wolverhampton for the
first time this evening and drops down to the minimum trip for just the
second time; the last race on the card (although thankfully not too
late at 7.30); we are well drawn and she is now a well handicapped
filly running off 46 compared to an original opening mark of 63 and
finishing third off 50 at Chelmsford at the beginning of September. It
is a competitive race for the, admittedly quite modest, grade; we go to
Wolverhampton to run well and to start quicker than she did at
Chelmsford on her last run at the beginning of October; if she can get
away and Charlie is able to make use of her on the rails we are not
without an ew chance off a low mark.
One other thing that we got wrong yesterday
was that Bagatelle was actually, in the end and pretty much
regrettably, eliminated from her race at Kempton tomorrow evening;
Twilight Revenge and Duly Amazed will make their track debuts in the six
furlong Novice and Heerathetrack runs in the mile Nursery.
One other piece of real good news is that
Isobel is now set to see her specialist before Christmas and could well
be back riding in January; a happy event all round and 2022 will be a
much better year for her than 2021 was.