We were really pleased with Included’s effort at Worcester on Thursday. Third in a race with much higher rated horses than her whilst running on ground that didn't suit.
Included is now qualified for the valuable Mares’ Chase Final at Cheltenham in April. This will be lovely race to go for and give her owners a big day out. We’ll send Included on her holidays now, she’s had a very good season and not finished out of the winners enclosure in eight starts.
Good racing today but very tricky on soft ground. I hope the hugely exciting, Pinatubo handles conditions and completes a six timer in the Dewhurst at 3:30. It will be a good test for him but so far, he’s looked a class act.
The Cesarewitch is the big betting race of the day, 30 runners over 2m2f on soft ground. The very best of luck finding the winner.
For what it’s worth, Buildmeupbuttercup should run well. At much bigger odds of 80-1, Sovereign Duke EW is perhaps unexposed over this type of distance after just six starts. He’s ran no further than 1m6f but is bred for a real trip and looks to have been aimed at the race for some time.
Some bookies are paying 7 and 8 places so shop around.
Mythical has been well supported in the 2:20 at Newmarket. These connections don’t often leave their money behind. I quite liked Volkan Star in the race EW. The ground in an unknown for him and the money for Mythical would be a concern.