We take Cala Sveva. off a short break, to Bath for her first run in a handicap and her first run on turf; therein lies one imponderable in that we simply don't know how she will handle the quick ground that is inevitably going to be prevalent this evening (because the downland that Bath runs on is never watered horses tend to tolerate the ground there better than, say, Brighton); the second is that the filly, who is a fine big, rangy specimem from a good family, has made something of a slow start to her career, primarily due to being immature (and hence 'weak' and the core rationale for the break) not helped by contracting a really nasty bout of ringworm at the end of last Summer; and the third is that notwithstanding she has a seven and eight furlong pedigree she works at home as though she will be well suited by further than tonight's eight furlongs. The one thing that is not imponderable is that we have been able to get Martin Dwyer, who has a long association with our Yard going back to when he was a Kingsclere Apprentice, and the filly will be ridden both to maximum effect and we will learn something more about her tonight. Despite the massive prices currently available on the Exchanges she might just outrun these this evening; and if she doesn't she might well do so as we go up in trip going forward into the Summer.
As I write this we are looking to declare Miracle of Medinah for Newbury's six furlong handicap; and to take a vu about whether or not to run Misu Pete on the fast ground that the Berkshire course will surely have.