RICHARD Fahey has enjoyed an excellent week, which was topped off by Glen’s Diamond winning the Yorkshire Cup. Today he saddles plenty of runners once again and it is a two-year-old running in the opener at Thirsk that catches the eye. WOODLAND GIRL was expected to deliver first time out at Ripon but was slightly disappointing. However she still ran promisingly and could make amends today (2.15) if she manages to transfer her speedy home work on to the racecourse.
Here are some other strong fancies today:
SALUTATION: A lovely big horse, who won last weekend, and could follow up at Newbury (3.15). He looks the type of Mark Johnston animal who could go on improving and could run up a sequence.
BROADWAY DUCHESS: One of this blog’s 10 to follow, she is making only her second racecourse appearance at Newbury (5.30) in a warm-looking maiden. For more about her please click here but she will certainly benefit from the race today.
REQAABA: Impressive winner of a maiden who could follow up at Newbury in what is a decent handicap (6.05).
JAMMY GUEST: Very highly regarded by connections, he is upped in trip and class to 1m 2f in a Listed contest at Newmarket (4.05) after cosily winning his maiden. Interesting.
DREAM CAST: David Simcock thinks quite a bit of this lad and he should have no trouble winning his maiden. That could be tonight at Doncaster (6.25).
MONTE CAVALLO: A bit of a tearaway over hurdles but very talented. He makes his chasing debut at Bangor (3.05) and if he’s allowed to bowl along he could run his rivals ragged.
LETSBY AVENUE: This looks like a penalty kick (Uttoxeter 5.35) for a horse who showed immense promise at Wetherby last time.