A busy evening in prospect with four runners at Newbury and Bayston Hill at Epsom; our two year old filly at Newbury, Padura Brave, has been the more forward of two fillies that Mark bought at Tattersalls last October, and we are pleased to be getting her onto the track; in the manner of our two year olds she will come on for what she achieves this evening.
Our two three year old Novice horses, Ensign Ewart (who is making his debut) and Tin Fandango (who runs for the second time) are also both on learning curves and what they achieve this evening probably ought to be seen in that light and in relation to handicaps going forward into the Autumn; we will know quite a bit more about Ensign Ewart, who has only been in the Yard for a month, after this evening.
Misu Pete runs in the mile Amateur Handicap under Ellie Mackenzie, the first race on the card; the key this evening could well revolve around his response to the inevitable quick ground (he has only run on fast turf the once) and his best turf form has been where there was some cut;but his half brother Miracle of Medinah, who runs at Ascot tomorrow afternoon, absolutely needs it fast to be effective; if he acts on the ground he should run well this evening.
Which brings us finally to Bayston Hill in the six runner ten furlong Handicap at Epsom; he was one of the first horses in the Yard that succumbed to the bug in the second half of May when he ran disappointingly at Bath but he put that behind him when running really well at Newbury last week going on throughout the last two furlongs. In a small field and with some experience of the Epsom switchback (he has run really well once there on quick ground and once less well on soft) he should run well even though he is handicapped to the top of his form.