Blue Mist, Projection and Catan show their class
It was a good weekend with Blue Mist romping home at Ascot on Friday, for Juddmonte Farms and Ryan Moore. He looked like a stakes horse in the making and hopefully he can continue on that path.
On Saturday it was a huge thrill to see Projection take the Bengough Stakes at Ascot. He has run so many good races and been so unlucky, but it was wonderful to see him win in a Group 3 for his enthusiastic owners The Royal Ascot Racing Club. We will look to go again on Champions Day.
The week has started well with Catan winning extremely impressively at Brighton yesterday. It was a strong race for the course and he had a 7lbs penalty, but he wasn’t for catching as he pulled 7 lengths clear. It was some performance and he will be heading in to a stakes race, possibly the Horris Hill.
Today we run 2 at Nottingham. Eucalyptus, is a scopey filly who will be better next year and she should step forward from her debut/
Tempus is a half brother to our stable star, in Time Test and it will be great to see him on the track. He is one for next year but should run nicely.
At Kempton Yimkin makes her first start and hasn’t done a lot of work at home, but she is ready for a race and it will be a good experience.
Breathless Times has been a star this year for his owner. It is another step up in grade and Cenotaph should be very tough to beat, but hopefully we can go well. He has done most of his racing left handed, so this will be interesting.