We were very pleased with Henry Smith’s hurdles debut and debut for us on Tuesday at Bangor. A good second place in what was a well above average maiden for this time of the year. Henry Smith ran a little green as you would expect for a horse jumping in public for the first time. He showed a good attitude and battled well to get up for second place on the line.
Decent racing this afternoon with seven meetings taking place, it’s impossible to get through them all. No real standout bets, but a few fancies below. I’m mainly holding on for Royal Ascot but will do a lucky 15 or somthing for a bit of fun.
Muthmir must have a decent chance now dropping down in class in the 3:25 at Haydock. Muthmir has been running well in Group races against the best sprinters in the country and holding his own. Quick ground is right up his street and he should go very close. Judicial would be a live danger.
At Lingfield this evening, Pass The Gin could take some beating in the 6:20. I made a note of the horse when she ran 4th on debut. Pass The Gin had no luck in running at a vital stage but finished the race full of running. She doesn’t have a great draw tonight but can hopefully overcome that.
Calyx is a horse to put in the notebook whatever the result today. Calyx runs in the 2:00 at Newmarket. He’s smart and works well at home. He’ll be winning soon if not today.
Georgian Manor won like a horse with plenty in hand at Beverley last time for Sir Michael Stoute. He’s the type his trainer does very well with. Georgian Manor still looks nicely handicapped and might be one that keeps climbing the ladder. He takes his chance in the 3:05 at Newmarket.
I secured a lovely young horse this week from Ireland called Settimo Milanese. I hoped to buy him at the Doncaster sales but he was withdrawn. A privite deal was completed a few days ago. Settimo Milanese arrived on Thursday.
Settimo Milanese has shown good form in maidens in Ireland, he holds a rating of 114. That would make him a 120 horse in the UK. I love the fact he's still a maiden and handles heavy ground. His last run shows a pulled up against his name but that doesn't tell the full story. Settimo Milanese was hacking in 4th place four out. The horse in second, fell right in front of Settimo and he was all but brought down. He wouldn't have been out of the places at worst.
Settimo Milanese is only 6 and looks a fine stayer in the making. He wants three miles over hurdles and could be a horse that requires 3.5 miles plus over a fence. He should win a maiden in the UK with little fuss and develop into a fine staying chaser in time. Shares will be available. Picture is below, please get in touch for further details.