Below I have three eye-catchers that have all run over the past month that are worth following in the coming weeks. We will be having this as a regular update on a weekly/bi-weekly basis.
Lufricia: A filly from the Roger Varian stable that was just chinned last time out having won for us the time before at big odds. She was unfortunate to bump into Queen’s Gift last time at Doncaster who has since franked the form by winning easily at Ripon on the 15th July. For good measure the 3rd has also gone on to win at Catterick next time out. She’s a banker in similar company next time out and looks at least 5lbs+ well in on that most recent run. If kept to 5f she will be a force to be reckoned with wherever she goes next and is considered up to pattern class in time.
One Master: A ‘nearly’ horse for us last time out when arguably she should have won the Falmouth. She had plenty of ground to make up and was arguably delivered a little late by James Doyle on the day. Prior to that she placed in the Group 1 Queen Anne for us at 33/1 and will surely be up to landing another Group 1 before too long with a slightly better judged ride. One to note for the second-half of the Flat Season.
Bullington Boy: From the small but very shrewd Jane Chapple-Hyman stable this three-old colt remains with bags of potential when seen under the right conditions. He failed to handle the AW last time out at Kempton and was positioned on the wrong part of the track on the 10th July (inside was riding the deepest having been harrowed that week). He’s considered a well handicapped horse and on the back of his Newmarket run in a 0-85 earlier in the summer he’ll be picking up a decent handicap this summer back on the turf in a 0-75 or 0-80 handicap.