Four For The Weekend Including Minella Indo3 min read
There’s another big weekend ahead for BetVictor Brand Ambassador, Rachael Blackmore. The top jockey has 4 rides across Saturday & Sunday, which includes pairing up with the exciting Minella Indo in Saturday’s feature at Navan.
“I’m really looking forward to partnering Minella Indo again in the Beginners’ Chase. He ran well the last day in behind Laurina over an inadequate trip. Unfortunately, he missed Leopardstown due to the ground over Christmas, so he arrives here where the ground and the trip should suit.
He’s very well at home. I schooled him during the week, and he gave me a great feel. He jumps well and if he puts it all together, he could have a great chasing career ahead of him.”
“On to Sunday, my first ride is on Whatsnottoknow in the Maiden Hurdle at Thurles for Mouse Morris. I rode him two starts back when he was 2nd at Fairyhouse. He was a bit keen then, however, he seemed to improve last time out at Leopardstown. If he continues this progress, he should definitely be in the shake-up at the end here.
Next, I partner Accidental Rebel in the Matty Ryan Memorial Handicap for Henry. He seems to be getting the hang of things now and his last run was a big improvement on what we saw prior to that. He was 2nd that day in a good handicap hurdle, so with only 10 stone on his back today, I’m hopeful that he’ll continue improving and run a big race.
My final ride of the weekend is on Une Lavandiere n the Handicap Chase. I won on her two starts ago at Tramore and then she put in an underwhelming run at Limerick over the holidays. However, she is going well at home, so we’re hopeful that she won’t be too far away.”
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