Today’s racing sees the start of the Newmarket Craven meeting and there are bound to be some big clues for the Classics so keep em peeled.
Firstly Parbold the third leg of our patent goes today in the Free Handicap at 3.30.Richard Fahey had intended to run the colt in Thursdays Craven but connections have plumped for this slightly easer contest as his trial for the 2000,gns. However he still has to shoulder top weight against some unexposed types.
The yard won this race last year with Garswood and are hoping for a big run from Parbold. He is a big horse and I’m sure he will come on from the run win or lose. Jimmy Fortune comes in for the ride as stable jockey Tony Hamilton stays closer to home with some interesting rides at Beverley.
I am expecting a good run from Parbold but for Howies Hottie I’m going to Beverley with the Hamilton and Fahey combination in the shape of Flycatcher who runs in the 3.40 a handicap just short of the mile.
Talk is that this filly is one of the best handicapped horses in the North of England and as long as she is fit enough to do her self justice she must go close. It seems to me Fahey has some super chances up at the Yorkshire track so I would suggest keeping a keen eye on all his runners today North and South.
In the past I have been known to have a pop at Manchester Utd but not today as my vote for Sportsman of the Year goes to Sir Alex Ferguson regardless of what anyone achieves this year.
The legendary Man Utd boss has given £250,000 to back research into a drug for cancer hailed as a potential landmark breakthrough. Sir Alex handed over the cash after a chance meeting with Prof Agam-emnon Epenetos the man behind this revolutionary treatment.
All I can say Fergie is you are a top man and an example all footballers should follow on and off the field.
Aarty Campbell trainer B.Llewellyn – A good 3rd last week and I think there is more to come from this big late maturing gelding.
Teds Brother trainer R.Guest – I’m sure he hit the front too early at Thirsk last week and if he can be held together for a late run he can improve on his 4th place. Better with a bit of give underfoot.
Hoy Hoy trainer M.Channon – Ran a race full of promise on his debut and would have learnt from the experience.
The Paco Kid trainer O.Stevens – Another that would have come on bundles for his debut run and should be monitored closely.
Master Carpenter trainer R.Millman – Ran on strongly into 3rd in the Greenham won by Kingsman showing that a step up in trip would help.
Back Next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.