TODAY’S Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar has attracted a strong field with a powerful raiding party from the south. But who would bet against Roger Charlton at present? Al Khazeem provided a marvellous Group One success for the yard on Sunday and he can follow up with the progressive SILVER LIME (left) in the Redcar feature.
This son of Mizzen Mist was consistent as a three year old and made an encouraging return at Newmarket recently. The drop in trip should suit and he should run a very big race before progressing to pattern company. Henry Cecil’s ex-Turkish horse Toruk Macto is a fascinating runner on his first run in this country while Clon Brulee is also well fancied.
THORNABY NASH had been working well before his juvenile debut and only found one too good at Hamilton. He should go one better today in the opener at Carlisle.
NEMUSHKA is a filly that Richard Fahey likes and she could run a big race in the 3.50 at Carlisle. She reverts to 7f and George Chaloner takes off a useful 5lb. Ground conditions should also suit.
There are some well-bred types in the fillies’ maiden at Leicester (5.10). POINT OF CONTROL stayed on nicely over 1m 2f last time and the extra furlong should suit. While she may not win she could pinch a place at a big price: she is available for about 25/1 early doors.
Back at Redcar David Simcock has been trying to pinpoint a good opportunity for DREAM CAST and he looks to have found it in the 6f maiden at 4.30. This speedy type is expected to have no trouble winning his maiden before going on to better things.
Finally at Windsor the two-year-old maiden (2.45) is an interesting affair. Brian Meehan looks to have a smart bunch of juveniles and they all seem to be running well. MOUNT CHEIRON was well backed on his debut but was eased after a troubled passage. While Trinity Boy is also expected to run well, Mount Cheiron could leave his debut form behind today.