On Sunday Bridle Bell goes down to Newmarket for the QIPCO Supporting British Racing Handicap. She'll love the ground and she's only a little filly so carrying a lower weight in a better race will suit her.
We're having a punt at the QIPCO 1000 Guineas with Lily's Angel. We'll see what happens and it all depends on the ground but we were happy with her the other day and I felt if we'd raced where the winner did we'd have won the Nell Gwyn. She had a good blow afterwards having taken ages to come to herself this year, I'd been a bit easier on her as a result. That run has brought her on a couple of lengths at least but whether that's good enough, we'll see on Sunday.
I have three runners in the Qatar Racing Handicap. It's a valuable pot and they all deserve to take their chance.
We still feel there's untapped ability there with Alben Star but I would be worried if the ground got very heavy. Paul rides him. Irish Heartbeat will love the ground and is in good order and those comments also apply to Valery Borzov. It's good to have three runners in it and while the draw is always an important factor, if I had to pick one of mine it would be Alben Star at this stage.
Sparkling Portrait is a horse we like an awful lot. Tony Hamilton said he hated the ground at Beverley first time and he still won and he could be a talented horse in handicaps this season. He's in the last race, the Al Rayan Handicap but he has other options coming up too. At the time of writing he isn't certain to run.
As for the charity bet? Well I'm struggling to get it right so I'm going for an away win this week with Camelot in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas.