All over the country at Haydock, Sandown and Ripon
After a successful day at Windsor on Monday with a nice winner and a taking second and a third, we have four runners between Ripon and Sandown.
Savaanah has made the long journey north again to run at Ripon in a Novice. (Pictured in her box at Ripon). She ran a nice race on her first start when she ran in to one at Redcar. Voyager Blue beat her and they were 13 lengths clear of the rest. He went on to win very well in a valuable handicap at Chelmsford and looks the type to go well in the Brittania at Royal Ascot. Her form is good, but it is no walkover with an expensive newcomer from the Haggas yard and a taking winner from Newcastle.
Scooter makes his second start at Haydock. He disappointed us on debut at Kempton but the way these novices are these days, it is very tricky for newcomers as the race pace with previous winners in is a lot faster. It gives newcomers little chance to feature. Today he is on turf on a more conventional track and hopefully he can show his true ability.
Kassar makes his first start in a handcap at Sandown. He won a decent race last year at Kempton and made a nice start at Windsor when carrying a penalty. That form has worked out quite nicely with the second and third running well next time. He may stay 10f in time but we thought a mile at Sandown was better than 10f, given the stiff nature of the course. He is not slow and should run well.
Perpetrator made just the one start last year at Kempton. He is bred to stay and has done very well over the winter. He is a much rounder and more physical horse. Some of these horses could have run with credit in the Derby. It’s a ridiculously strong race. Possibly the best we have seen all year. Hopefully he can show some promise.