5 HANDICAPPERS TO FOLLOW IN 2016
Cajoled was an impressive winner of a Kempton maiden back in December 2015, we have been delighted with the progress she has made since. Cajoled has been given an opening mark of 73, leaving room for improvement. I have not yet finalised a plan, though she is likely to begin her season on the turf.
George Cinq was an incredibly tough and genuine handicapper over the past few seasons with Michael Bell. He has thrived for a winter break and could well begin his season on the All Weather in March.
Dominate has joined us from Richard Hannon’s where he has been a consistent sprint handicapper. He is clearly at his most effective with cut in the ground, so will be prepared for an early season campaign. Musselbrugh’s Good Friday meeting could be on the agenda.
Fieldsman was bought out of Ed Dunlop’s yard by Charlie Gordan - Watson, he is a particularly interesting recruit as he is clearly capable of a high level of ability despite sometimes showing inconstancy. Interestingly he is by Hardspun out of an Indian Charlie Mare, so I am keen to get his season started on the synthetics, possibly even Southwell. He has already been pleasing us at home.
Illusive is a horse I am particularly looking forward to this year. He has thrived physically over the winter. His work has been very solid thus far and the plan is to begin his season at Lingfield on February 20th. Illusive has a long season ahead of him and will improve race to race.