Both Freedom & Wheat and Arlecchino's Leap ran OK kind of races at Wolverhampton yesterday evening, both of them going on at the finish without ever really threatening to get involved, Freedom and Wheat, in particular, would have benefitted, over six, from a stronger run race and he should continue to be competitive and is well capable of winning at this level; the Yard is slowly beginning to regain some of its form. The ground did soften a fair bit at Southwell and we pulled Shufoog out.
We run Chromium and Q Twenty Boy at Newbury this evening; Chromium, who makes her debut on turf in the second Division of the Novice Auction Stake, will be eligible for Nurseries after running this evening and it is probably in this sphere that she will be seen to best advantage; we are looking to her to progress this evening against several potentially nice horses and some who are unexposed.
Two and a half hours later Q Twenty Boy makes his seasonal debut in the six furlong Handicap; he was a consistent and quietly progressive person at five furlongs last Summer, witness his performance at Haydock, against a well handicapped, short priced favourtie; he has been given a bit of a chance by the Handicapper and he wears Cheekpieces for the first time.
Arlecchino's Arc and Bayston Hill run for us at Bath tomorrow and Bird for Life goes to her favourite Kempton in the evening.