A really great day for Rowdown yesterday with Miracle of Medinah powering home in the quite valuable extended six furlong Condition Stake at Deauville under a fine ride from Theo Bachelot; if you follow this link you can see a video of his performance. A much deserved success for such a fine servant of both Saxon House and of Rowdown.
Today we run Steve Lang’s nice Red Jazz gelding, Rainbow Jazz, in a Nursery for the first time; he has shown a fair bit of ability both at home and on his first two starts, at Goodwood and Newbury. On his third start at Lingfield his coltish behaviour got the better of him and he has been gelded since. With Nurseries it is always quite difficult to know the calibre of the opposition with almost certainly a number of the opposition being capable of better than they have hitherto shown on the racecourse; but our person remains a nice prospect and he goes to Epsom to run competitively.
A little later Bayston Hill runs in the ten furlong Handicap on the same card; the real key to him is the ground, the firmer the better really and hopefully Epsom have not over watered. He won quite nicely off 65 at Bath, which is a downhill track with quite a few similarities to Epsom, at the end of May and runs off 67 today; he is not without an each way chance though the extended range of the Handicap might mean to he would need to drop another pound or two to win; but he should run well as long as the Epsom hoses have been kept under wraps.