SHADEN HEADS TO SANDOWN
I’m looking forward to getting Shaden back on the track at Sandown tomorrow, where she makes her debut for the yard; in the Listed Scurry Stakes. Originally the plan was to go for the 1000 Guineas, but it quickly became apparent from her work that it was a little ambitious to try and step her up to a mile especially so early in the season. After the decision to swerve the Guineas was made, I’ve allowed her plenty of time to come to herself and blossom after such a cold spring.
It’s no secret that the three-year-old sprinting fillies have a limited program. I have decided to head to Sandown, despite her being burdened with a Group 3 penalty, to prepare for her mid - season target of the Summer Stakes at York.
I claimed Fear or Favour a fortnight ago from Windsor, we returned there on the bank holiday Monday, only to have no luck in running and he was fortunate not to be brought down. On Saturday he goes to Bath a track he was won at twice in the past. He seems to enjoy the fast ground and idiosyncrasies of the track.
George Cinq has been a model of consistency since he joined us this season. He heads to Doncaster on Sunday, a track he's won at in the past. George has not run over 6f since his two year old days, but he has shown me plenty of speed at home. With a horse that has such a great constitution and can run regularly, dropping back in trip is certainly worth a try.