Nothing signals the changing of codes better than this weekend’s jumps card at Chepstow. We have crept into the Autumn and have top prospects emerging this weekend.
So, let’s look ahead to Friday where I have two selections.
Born In Borris won last time out on debut for Colin Tizzard over hurdles at Wincanton. My eye is drawn, however, to Kilmington Rose. She was spotted just once last season when runner-up to Coquelicot, a horse that I really like from the Anthony Honeyball yard. That good run came on heavy ground, and I think the daughter of Presenting will have no issues on that surface at Chepstow.
John Gosden’s two-time unbeaten winner Indigo Girl heads the betting. We have plenty of depth in this group one. Interestingly, Shale and Pretty Gorgeous make the trip over from Ireland. However, my selection comes from a bit closer to home in Isabella Giles for Clive Cox. She was a good winner over 7 furlongs in the Rockfel last time out and ran like a small step up in trip to the mile would prove no issue. Whilst her win at Goodwood in the Prestige was in a small field, she displayed she could handle the softer going. I think she represents a good each way shout here.