Arlecchino's Arc probably showed two things
at Bath; that he is a better horse on the aw and that he has been on
the go for a year and in need of a break; Bayston Hill started slowly
from his wide draw and in these circumstances found the mile too sharp;
Bird for Life ran another excellent, consistent, race off a career high
mark at Kempton (albeit a strangly run affair in terms of the change in
pace) witness the video.
Walkman looks to continue our return to form in Newmarket's six furlong Handicap; we will be looking for the ground to dry on the July course, the easy ground being the likely rationale for Walkman's one modest run for Whatcombe last Autumn and which didn't help when he ran for us at Bath a fortnight ago; he is down five pounds from what he achieved for Whatcombe when winning at Salisbury a year ago and he goes to the July course to run well.
At Leicester Padura Brave runs over eight furlongs in a competitive handicap; she won two Class Six Nurseries at Kempton last backend and is back in this grade for the first time since; she has also been eased back to 64, the mark she won off in the second of the Kempton Nurseries; the suggestion remains that she is not a particularly well handicapped filly notwithstanding the three pounds she has come down for her two runs this year.
Chantresse and Roodeparis run in the twelve
furlong Handicap, the last race on the card; Roodeparis has not been
the easiest horse to train and is returning to the track for the first
time since last October; it is difficult, really, to form a judgement
about how well he might run. Chantresse has become something of an
inconsistent filly and has not run particuarly well for us on her last
three starts; but with Ellie's Claim she is now running off 46 in the
saddle and anything remotely resembling her old form would give her a
Ishallak runs at Newmarket on Friday evening.