We start what may be quite a busy end to the week with Mezmaar in Kempton's seven furlong Handicap this evening; he is not as young as he once was (he was originally a Shadwell horse and started favourite for the 2011 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot) and, given how long he has been on the go, he is not nowadays a particularly easy horse to train. But when he is right, off this kind of mark over this trip, in a truely run race (he is capable of taking a real hold), he is an effective handicap horse at this level. He is weighted to be involved this evening, is well drawn, and wears a visor for the first time (he has worn and won in a hood previously); the hard part being to predict how this evening's race will pan out in front of him. Here he is powering home three runs back at Chelmsford at the end of July and a repetition of this, or of him finishing second in a similar race five weeks later, will see him involved.
We take Misu Pete and Black Truffle, both important members of our Racing Club, to Chelmsford tomorrow evening. And, as this Blog is written, we are just looking at the ballot for Cala Sveva's Handicap debut at Wolverhampton Friday evening.