A nice double for us on Thursday with Fort Bastion & Speedy Boarding both winning.
I was quite taken by Speedy Boarding who showed a good turn off foot and really stuck her head out. A step up in trip should really suit this James Fanshawe trained filly and she’s one to keep on the right side of.
It was nice to see Fort Bastion win, the horse deserved this after a lot of hard luck stories last year whilst it makes you wonder what might have been, if Fort Bastion didn’t miss the break at York the other week.
Plenty of racing this afternoon with the main fixture across the water at the Curragh where it’s Guineas weekend.
I've backed Astaire EW in the 2:45, priced at 5-1. The horse has a big fitness edge against his main rivals who might just be using this race to blow the cobwebs away before Royal Ascot. Hopeful he will be in the first 3 at worst.
Back in the UK the Temple Stakes 3:45 Haydock is worth a watching brief for future reference.
Danzeno is a horse I like and feel he could be a sprinter going places this season. Trained by Michael Appleby, his stable star still looked green last summer but was able to finish a head second in a Group 3 race.
Today is Danzeno’s seasonal debut so it’s likely he will improve for the outing and I’m fairly sure he’s better at 6 furlongs.
This might just be prep for something like the July Cup but I’ve had a small token EW bet on the horse as I do think he can win a Group race this season and would be annoyed if he did so today without some type of investment.