The William Haggas trained Khalaas won easy as you like yesterday and did us a good turn at the same time. Paul Hanagan was always sitting pretty and there looks to be plenty more to come from this horse.
Speaking of the Haggas yard they have another smart type running in the 3:55 at Newmarket, Noblest.
A sister to a dual Group 1 winner, Noblest has always shown plenty from day 1 and is held in some regard. The price isn’t going to make us rich at 2-1 but she’s liked by connections and expected to run a big race.
Despite a crazy amount of racing today at some of the top tracks not a huge amount else takes the eye, I’ve tried to find something at juicy odds that could run well at a price but nothing really stands out.
Saying that however, it would come as no surprise to see Aljamaaheer “2:35” Haydock come good, the horse seems to enjoy finding trouble in running but is very talented. If the excellent Paul Hanagan can find a clear path and the gaps open at the right time Aljamaaheer could easily take this race at decent odds of 7-1.
We’re off to Chepstow a little later today with Gran Maestro who runs in the 8:15.
Granny had to be withdrawn just before post time the other week so it’s fingers crossed all goes ok this evening and we do get to run. Gran Maestro is running on the flat as we can’t find much for him over hurdles at the moment so this outing should keep him ticking over.
It’s a wide open race and you can make a case for the majority of runners but our horse seems in good form. If the penny drops quickly "running back on the flat" Gran Maestro should have a squeak based on ratings.