Sky Sports activities Racing ambassador Hollie Doyle heads to Tub this weekend for six rides and she or he already has one eye on a busy week at Royal Ascot, the place she will probably be gunning for extra Group One glory.
Earlier than I can assume an excessive amount of about Royal Ascot, I am getting ready for a busy weekend with six rides at Tub on Saturday and a pleasant one for Imad at Salisbury on Sunday, which I am going to inform you about shortly.
My finest likelihood up on the Lansdown might be Jonjo O’Neill’s OPINE within the Obtain The Free At The Races App Handicap (1.20) over the prolonged 11 furlongs. He is but to win a race in any code however took a step in the best route once I rode him at Wolverhampton on the finish of Could.
I would been caught huge on him round Kempton previous to that however he benefitted from a quiet journey at Dunstall Park and flew residence as soon as I would wheeled him out for a run. Tub ought to go well with him so long as they go a good gallop.
Decided to journey first winner for Bell
I’ve by no means ridden a winner for Newmarket coach Michael Bell however that statistic would possibly enhance on the sixth try once I associate GREEK KODIAC within the Ryan Hopkins’ fortieth Over The Hill Handicap (3.10) at Tub.
Middleham Park Racing’s gelding has been operating effectively, ending third in a Chelmsford Metropolis handicap over 1m earlier than profitable a 7f vendor at Redcar final time. He has some type on fast floor so I will be upset if he cannot make an influence in an strange race.
It was good to journey a winner for Paul and Ollie Cole the opposite day on Ernie’s Valentine at Leicester and I am actually not ruling out a comply with up on their QUEMONDA within the Free Ideas Every day On attheraces.com Handicap (4.20).
This mare hasn’t run since December however has an excellent file recent, profitable on her re-appearance on the All-Climate at Lingfield this time final yr. Crucially, she solely failed by a head to win a course-and-distance handicap on agency floor final July so circumstances must be superb for her.
Quick floor a fear for fillies
While Opine, Greek Kodiac and Quemonda ought to benefit from the quick floor at Tub, I would actually desire some give underfoot for Henry Sweet’s KINGSTON STAR and William Knight’s BROADWAY DIVA.
The previous improved for me on her second begin at Salisbury, exhibiting loads of early pace in a 6f maiden, so the drop again to the minimal journey within the 2.30 is a constructive. She’s fairly a giant filly, nevertheless, so I am unsure how she’ll address the ‘Agency’ description.
Broadway Diva is a well-bred daughter of Pivotal who confirmed capability at Chelmsford final winter. If she will be able to get her head in entrance on her handicap debut (4.55) it is going to be a case of ‘job finished’ so far as her paddock worth goes, however her pedigree means that she, too, could be higher served by some juice within the floor.
The fillies’ novice stakes (1.55) will probably be a studying curve for Simon and Ed Crisford’s LUCKY SHAKE, whose two earlier runs have come on the All-Climate. If she will be able to construct on her debut fourth at Lingfield she ought to acquit herself effectively en path to nurseries later in the summertime.
Praying for Rain at Salisbury on Sunday
I am heading to Salisbury on Sunday to journey my boss Imad Alsagar’s Starspangledbanner three-year-old FIRE IN THE RAIN within the David & Sandra Wedding ceremony Anniversary Fillies’ Handicap (4.08).
She’s a beautiful filly who has loads of dimension and scope and doubtless wanted her first run of the yr at Haydock in April, however most likely did not fairly see out the mile.
She ran effectively over 7f at Redcar final month however bumped right into a Group horse in Sir Michael Stoute’s Cheveley Park filly Potapova, who’s more likely to run in subsequent week’s Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Salisbury is an undulating monitor so we’ll see how she copes with that, however she’s positively as much as profitable races so I am going to head there anticipating her to step ahead as soon as once more.
Itching to get again to ‘magical’ Ascot
I simply cannot look forward to Royal Ascot to get underway on Tuesday. The monitor supplied me with some magical days final yr – my first-ever winner on the Royal Assembly on Scarlet Dragon within the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap and, after all, my Champions Day double on GLEN SHIEL and TRUESHAN in October.
Glen Shiel turned my first winner on the highest degree when he was so recreation within the Champions’ Dash and collectively, we’ll bid to emulate that feat within the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes subsequent Saturday.
Royal Ascot Group 1 races
2.30 Tuesday – The Queen Anne Stakes
3.40 Tuesday – The King’s Stand Stakes
4.20 Tuesday – The St James’s Palace Stakes
3.40 Wednesday – The Prince of Wales’s Stakes
4.20 Thursday – The Gold Cup
3.40 Friday – The Commonwealth Cup
4.20 Friday – The Coronation Stakes
4.20 Saturday – The Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Earlier than that, I’ve Trueshan to stay up for within the Gold Cup. It may be such a buzz using in that race and I could not have been happier along with his re-appearance run within the Group 3 Ormonde Stakes at Chester.
Each horses ideally want just a little little bit of juice within the floor so I am hoping underfoot circumstances do not get too fast for them within the subsequent few days. I am most likely within the minority however should admit I am hoping for just a little little bit of rain!
I am planning to have rides on all 5 days, together with just a few for my boss Imad Alsagar, and a few good two-year-olds for Archie Watson, and will probably be guiding you over all my rides and the important thing races in a each day weblog from subsequent Tuesday.
Unfortunate Princess is the one to look at
I felt unfortunate to not win a Haydock novice on the boss’ filly PRINCESS NADIA at Haydock in midweek. We went to win our race inside the ultimate furlong solely to be reeled in late on by the odds-on favorite Mandoob.
Skilled by John and Thady Gosden, she’s a giant, unfurnished daughter of Sea The Stars who has wanted loads of time however has now run effectively on each begins and is actually in good arms to progress this summer time as much as 1m4f.