Knife Edge is a horse for the notebooks, I mentioned the Marco Botti trained 2yo is the best young horse in the yard yesterday and was expected to take the beating at HQ.
However, Knife Edge really struggled on the ups and downs of Newmarket and jockey Andrea Atzeni rightly had to stop riding when the horse got badly unbalanced. Despite this Knife Edge finished the race off very strongly when meeting the level ground and was full of running at the finish. The Racing Post comments are below:
“Knife Edge, a good winner at Ascot on debut, is thought a fair bit of but he didn´t handle the dip, his rider almost having to stop riding to guide him through it (rider apparently considered pulling him up he was struggling so much). He did finish nicely, however, and can be rated considerably better than the result, remaining a good prospect”
Ensure you put Knife Edge in your trackers and keep with him, he’s held in very high regard by connections.
Speaking of horses held in high regard Monbeg Charmer comes with a big reputation and makes his debut this afternoon in the 5:30 at Carlisle.
Purchased for £120,000 form the Irish P2P scene Monbeg Charmer has apparently done everything nicely at home and is liked by all at the Charlie Longsdon yard. The horse should come into his own once sent jumping but it’s hoped he can show plenty of promise in this National Hunt Flat Race.
Royal Altitude can go well too providing the race is run at a strong gallop, 7:25 Chelmsford. Things haven’t quite worked out for the horse this season for different reasons and he’s now nicely handicapped.