We have given Makhfar a little bit of a break since he ran something of a modest race at the end of October; he was in excellent form over the Summer winning at Wolverhampton at the beginning of June and running well both before and after. He runs off 62 this evening something of a mid range mark for him given that he won for us off 59 and his last two runs have been off 65. It is difficult to know, really, precisely how sharp he will be this evening and he will almost certainly be a little bit further forward for this evening's run.
James and Jackie Bennett’s marvellous person, Idol Deputy, who has won twelve times at Wolverhampton, almost invariable under Racheal, takes Makhfar on off a really competitive mark having won off 68 last February. It would be true to say that, rising twelve, he is closer to the end of his racing career than at the beginning but it will be great to see how he gets on this evening and everyone at Rowdown wishes him and Racheal well.