Headman strikes in the London Gold Cup and Blowing Dixie goes North
Headman won the London Gold Cup in taking style and it was a relief to see him deliver what we have always thought he could do. Winning it off a mark of 97 took some doing from his wide draw, and Timeform have rated the performance 112 which is similar to our previous winners Al Kazeem (111+), Time Test (110+), Imperial Aviator (107). He came out of the race well and we will wait and have a think about the best options for him at this stage.
Today we have just the one runner heading to Redcar in the form of Blowing Dixie in the ‘Introducing Racing TV Handicap’. He has been upped in trip from 1m 4f to 1m 6f and he should appreciate the extra two furlongs. He never really got a clear run at Salisbury having been a step slow away. Today he takes on the much lauded Thomas Cubitt from the Michael Bell yard, who has clearly been working like a good horse, and could be tough to beat as it steps up 6f on handicap debut. Adam McNamara takes the ride on Blowing Dixie.