Marshall Aid probably found the rise in class and the nine pounds more in the saddle the reason for being rather one paced up the Chelmsford straight yesterday; he will be eased a pound or two (the OH willing!) and we will look to find him a staying race in a slightly lesser class.
Today Q Twenty Boy is a non runner at Lingfield but we are hoping that Misu Pete will cope with the hike in trip to an extended mile for effectively only the second time in Wolverhampton’s Amateur Riders Handicap; he won off 51 at Chelmsford in June and off 54 at Ffos Las in July so he needs to be back to his best to be involved off 60; he is also not the biggest thoroughbred ever to look through a bridle and, because it is a race restricted to Amateurs, he will have to carry a jumping weight of eleven stone. But he will be well ridden by Ellie and we go to Wolverhampton to run well.
We have Shufoog engaged in Plumpton’s Mare’s Novice Hurdle on Monday (and we are looking forward to her continuing her quiet progression towards a mark, which she will achieve after one more run) and Mette in Wolverhampton’s extended Mile Handicap the same evening.