Three to Windsor. Let’s hope the rain has missed
We start with two Al Kazeem’s in the 10f maiden. It goes without saying, he is a stallion close to our hearts.
Aspetar is a well-bred horse from the family of Somehow, who looks very well and has a likeable attitude. He will handle the ground but we wouldn’t want very soft ground for any newcomer at this time of year.
Simbirsk did less than Aspetar last year but has been in good form this year. He is a lengthier type, and out of a 12f mare, and he may just take a bit more time to find his feet at a course like Windsor.
Petitioner has had a long time of since his last run and is entitled to be rusty. He was very green last year, and you wouldn’t have picked him out as the winner when he won at Kempton, but he battled on tenaciously to get the prize. At Newmarket he was outpaced before he stayed on takingly and nearly beat a decent horse in The Grand Visir. Windsor may not be his ideal track as they often go slow and sprint from the bend, but it is a nice place to start him off and we think he will have a good season.