21st April 2017
It’s the start of the Greenham meeting and we have 4 runners.
Maths Prize starts off in the 10f conditions race. It is obviously lovely to have a runner on Her Majesty’s birthday and he is in great form. On official ratings, we are 23lbs wrong at the weights with Raheen House, but we will be surprised if there are 10 lengths between them as that would suggest. He has wintered very well and has some good form. It’s a very strong race with Raheen House and Temple Church having good form and then there is some very well thought of maiden winners also in the race. If he wins we will be dreaming of great things and if he doesn’t the handicapper will not be able to adjust his mark, with the new conditions race initiative and we will look forward to running the London Gold Cup at the Lockinge meeting off 90.
Cubswin finds herself in a very competitive race for fillies over 10 furlongs with some staggering pedigrees on offer. On debut at Salisbury she missed the break and was caught a bit flat footed over 7 furlongs. She is working nicely and this trip should be more her cup of tea and we hope she runs well.
Abatement finds himself in one of the toughest handicaps that will be run this year. There are so few opportunities for these types, which leads to everyone turning up. Abatement ran a nice race first time out last year at Salisbury, before behaving very out of character at Ascot. Lingfield in January was more of what we expected when he won nicely. The handicapper took no chances, but we left a bit to work on that day and hopefully he can progress through the year. The favourite Chessman beat one of ours last year like it was standing still, and he has come out and won since and the form looks solid.
Princess De Lune
Princess De Lune makes her debut in the last race. As ever these maidens at Newbury take some winning. She is a classy filly, who has a lot of size to her and we expect her to continue to strengthen through the year. Her work has been promising and she should show herself well if she handles the day as a whole.