Lockdown week 3
whatever capacity that may be.
There have been many whispers going around that racing could start in a regional racing situation, which wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world, and it would allow for us all to get racing in what possibly seems a more sensible and safe way to do so. Although that would probably mean that the Guineas would be pushed back and the Derby also. However, with this all being said I suspect no decision will be made until the Government has spoken, let’s hope not only for our industry’s sake but for the nations sanity things will be back to normal soon.
In addition to last week’s comments on some of the horses, I thought I would add to them this week, with a few more horses we are looking forward to running.
Abbotside- This is a lovely gelding who has really blossomed from two to three and he has strengthened up no end. He has really thrived this past month and he is certainly one horse that this prolonged start to the season hasn’t had a detrimental effect. He should be very capable of winning off his mark in handicaps!
Rich Belief- I have been really happy with this chap over the winter. He hasn’t grown a great deal, but he has strengthened up nicely. He was one of the few horses that was ready for the start of the season, which is annoying as he is still absolutely bouncing out of his skin, his rider Gianluca certainly has his hands full. We are hopeful that his wayward tendencies are behind him and he should hopefully be able to land a nice pot!
Idoapologsise- This horse has probably done the best of our three-year-old in the terms of his development. He has turned into a really imposing horse. It was lovely to see him win a couple of races at the back end and I don’t think he will have too much trouble off his three-year-old opening mark! He is one that I am really looking forward to and I can’t wait to see him on the track, He is exciting me!
Eagle’s Foot- He didn’t have the easiest two-year-old career, he had to go through major surgery, but he certainly seems to be back on the road to recovery. His early work this spring was good and suggested that he was a horse to watch going forwards in staying maidens and handicaps. His rounded action would suggest he might like a little bit of juice in the ground, but I do think he is a horse to watch out for and would be one I would put in the could be anything category!