For the first time ever we will have 5 runners on the same day at 2 different meetings tomorrow. It's a big day for the yard and we hope one of them can come home first past the post!
Three horse go to Nottingham headed by Tuesday winner ICE SLICE. He runs in a mile handicap and is drawn 5 of the 12 runners. He has a 6 pound penalty but this is the last day that Ryan Tate is still able to claim 3 pounds so his penalty is effectively halved. When a jockey does lose his claim they still have 3 days after that day to continue to claim. It will be ICE SLICE'S last chance to run in this grade as we fear the handicapper will put him above 80 after his latest win. As long as the horse seems well and the ground is still OK for him he will run.
APACHE MYTH makes her racecourse debut at the same track. She runs in a 3 year olds maiden fillies race over a mile and is drawn 13 of 17. She is a nice homebred filly owned by Jeff Smith. She kept growing last year so we didn't get a chance to get her onto the racecourse but she has benefitted from a winter break. Graham Lee rides her and he also rides SHADOW SPIRIT who makes her handicap. She ran very well at the same course in her final run last season finishing second beaten a neck. She runs in a 10 furlong handicap and is well drawn in stall 1 of the 10 runners. She looks to be on a fair mark of 75 and is in very good form at home so she should run well.
MAJOR CRISPIES and PENNERLEY both head for Ascot tomorrow. PENNERLEY runs in a 10 furlong maiden fillies race. She is drawn 5 of 14 and Tom Marquand takes the ride. She ran in good class maiden at Leicester recently and ran very green early on, it was only her second start, but ran on nicely once the penny dropped. She has come on at home for the run so hope she can continue to progress at Ascot.
MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 6 furlong handicap and is drawn 8 of the 12 runners. He has had a good break over the winter and is in very good form. He has been fit and ready to run for a few weeks but has been waiting of the better ground. Luke Morris rides and gets on with him well, this trip at Ascot should suit him so he should run a nice race.