VIKING ROSE always runs well at Yarmouth but she is stepping up in class there tomorrow. She runs in a mile fillies only handicap and there are only 7 runners. It may suit her carrying a lower weight in a better class of race as she is not a big filly, she is also suited by a small field. On fast ground a mile is her best trip and she is a course and distance winner. She has most to fear from the top weight OUR GAL but she is sure to give a good accout of herself.
TORRAN SOUND alaso runs at Yarmouth tomorrow. He runs in the same race that he won there last year, a mile and 6 furlongs handicap. This trip would be his minimum these days so he is wearing a visor tomorrow to sharpen him up. It is more of an aid for the jockey as he will hopefully travel better with headgear on. It looks a more competitive race than last year but the horse is in good form having had a break after a winter jumping campaign. He will run a few times on the flat before possibly going chasing. He will probably run over further next time on the flat but this looked an ideal race for him at this stage of the season.
James was delighted that IRON CONDOR gets a run in the 12 furlong handicap at York on Saturday. He has been keen to run him there as he feels the track will really suit him as he is a big long striding horse. He had no luck in running at Lingfield last week and at Folkestone it was the track that beat him. It does look a very competitive race but he will be ridden by up and coming apprentice Darren Egan who takes a useful 5 pounds off his back. He likes top of the ground so looks to have everything in his favour so should run well.