2nd June 2017

Oaks day and everyone is excited about Natavia.

 

Natavia

 

Natavia won her trial at Newbury 2 weeks ago in taking fashion. The form is tricky to weigh up but she beat a solid yardstick and couldn’t have done it any easier. She is by Nathaniel who should be an influence for stamina, but there is a fair amount of speed on the dam’s side and so 12 furlongs is a question mark. It is a very strong race, which is not always the case, with a lot of unknowns and some quality fillies. It is the oaks and is the pinnacle for fillies and we are glad to be in it and excited to take our chance. She looks wonderful and has just ticked over since her win. The chance of a downpour this afternoon, is not bad news.

 

 

Solar Cross

 

Up at Doncaster Solar Cross makes his handicap debut in a competitive looking race. There seems to be very few options for nice 3yos at the moment, and as a consequence they are hard to win. Solar Cross is a fine horse who will continue to improve this year and in to next. By the looks of it there will be cut in the ground by this evening and that shouldn’t be an issue for him. He might improve again from this race but he should run very well.

 

Miss Anticipation

 

Miss Anticipation makes her seasonal debut at Doncaster. If it were to rain heavily it may not suit her as she has a good action. It would appear that the handicapper got a bit carried away with her mark, and there is a chance she will stay a mile in time.