We were nicely pleased with Royal Charmer at Kempton yesterday evening, witness the video here; he made ground on the turn in under a firm but sympathetic hands and heels ride from Ellie Mackenzie who only picked her stick up just the once over one out; the gelding will have learned a lot from yesterday evening and will come on a goodly bit for the experience; he should do well in handicaps once we have a mark and can improve to be effective in Maiden company whilst we achieve this. He is from the first crop of the high class Darley Australian seven & eight furlong horse, Hallowed Crown, who won a Group One at Rosehill as a two year old and then won the Australian 2000 Guniees at Randwick in 2015; although not particularly well known in the Northern Hemisphere he has made a promising start to his stud career and has sired several potentially very good two year olds in Australia from his first crop; and we are pleased to have Royal Charmer to fly his flag in the UK this Autumn.
It is difficult to be quiet so positive about Little Lady Luck who didn't show very much for the fourth time running.
Shufoog runs in Sandown's ten furlong Fillies Handicap, the corresponding race to the one in which she ran so well in 2018, on Wednesday.
We are very likely to run Bird to Love on an exploratory mission under the new floodlights at Southwell on Thursday; and we will take a vu about running Four Mile Bridge in Chelmsford's ten furlong handicap the same evening.