GEORGE SINKS RIVALS
I was thrilled that George Cinq finally got his head back in front, as much for the horse as anyone. He’d been knocking on the door this season and has been a model of consistency, being effective from 6f-1 mile. With older horses, a win can give them confidence, so I’m hopeful that George can now go on from here. The handicapper has raised him to a mark of 90, so there is every chance he will now make the cut for some of the bigger handicaps.
Today see my first runners at the July meeting. Gigamesh is a Foxwedge horse I ‘ve always loved. A giant of a colt, being by far the biggest in the yard and weighing in at an impressive 542kg, he’ll do nothing but improve all season. I’m under no illusion regarding the competition he faces today, with many of the top yards represented. However, he will need the education wherever he goes, so it seemed sensible to take him just down the road and give him a nice experience first time out.
Fieldsman made the cut for the “Silver” Bunbury Cup. He won on debut for the yard over at the Rowley mile in May. Rain softened ground then put paid to his chances at Epsom, so a return to form is expected back on this faster surface. He seems on tremendous terms with himself, I wouldn’t swop him for anything else in the race.