Saturday finally brings us the first classic of the season at Newmarket. BetVictor brand ambassador, Nicola Currie, is going to be at Lingfield for five rides. She tell us about her mounts and gives you some insight behind each one.
Big Time Maybe
First up I ride Big Time Maybe for Mick Attwater in the six furlong handicap at Lingfield. He is a consistent little horse and has ran well off a break before. We have a wide draw to contend with here. He’s happiest when up front, but is straight forward enough you can take a lead.
Adelante is my next ride for George Baker. It was great to ride my first winner since racing resumed for George at Kempton earlier this week. Over the mile here for only the third time in her career, she’s a tough filly and drops in class today with a nice draw to play with which will be helpful.
My third ride is Data Protection for Willie Muir. I’ve been lucky to win on this lad a couple of times in the past. We run over a mile – he goes well off a break and we have nice draw to help us in this competitive looking handicap.
Single for Mick Channon steps up to 1m4 for the first time and makes her handicap debut. Watching her previous runs, she looks like she should stay the trip well and being by Nathaniel should help in that department.
My final ride on Saturday is Orion’s Shore for Jamie Osborne. By Sea The Stars has his handicap debut here, we are hoping he can improve from a step up in trip to one mile two.
After a busy Saturday, I head back to Lingfield again for another book of rides.
Honeydew for Sylvester Kirk gets me started in the fillies maiden. A dandy man filly, this is her first outing over 5 furlongs. She’s bred to be quick, so look forward to finding out more about her.
Next up, I ride Alenh for Mick Channon, a well bred 3-year-old colt by Al Kazeem, having his first run. He will run over 1m4 in a maiden that looks a decent contest.
I then move on the Webuyanyhorse for Jamie Osborne, who runs over 1m2 for the second time. He has ran well at this track before, so we’ll be hopeful for some improvement from his last few runs.
I then move on to ride Dyami for George Baker, who runs in the one mile handicap. A 3-year-old bated breath colt heads for his 5th start and his AW debut. He drops back in class and would be hopeful for a nice run if he takes to the surface.
My fifth ride on the card is Hiconic for Alex Hales. A three-year-old Sixties Icon filly heads over 1m. She has run very well over course and distance before and can hopefully be involved in the finish.
Lorna Cole for Willie Muir is a 4-year-old lethal force filly. I last sat on her as a 2-year-old and even then she was very tough. She has ran well fresh. Mr Muir’s horses are in great form and she is a previous course and distance winner so fingers crossed she can come back into her old form.
Crime Of Passion
My final ride of the day is Crime Of Passion for Jamie Osborne. She is a nice 3-year-old acclamation filly. It will be her first run this year, but she feels very well at home. We have a good draw in 3, so hopefully she can come back with a bang.