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Thursday 29th November

Thu 29 November 2018

Global Art

Good morning from a wet and windy Newmarket. The weather has taken a noticeable turn for the worse in recent days, although it’s nothing a winner wouldn’t remedy!

That quest for a winner will take us to Chelmsford this evening, where we have two runners. In the 7.15 our two-year-old Achaeus has his second outing, and will most likely be put away for the year after this. He made his debut almost two weeks ago at Wolverhampton, and showed a bit of promise rounding the home turn but was too weak and inexperienced to sustain the effort. Runners from the Gosden and Varian stables dominate the market, whilst there are several other potentially nice horses in the race too. We are unlikely to be involved in the heat of the battle at the finish, but this is a colt we are training with the long-term in mind, so I hope to see a step forward from debut and some encouragement. Shane Kelly rides.

In the 7.45 Global Art tries his luck in a mile 0-85 handicap. He was a most impressive winner at the track in August, albeit at 0-70 level, and has since run two solid races in similar company to this. We are no longer brilliantly handicapped, and we have copped a wide draw in nine, whilst I would also like to continue over a mile and a quarter with him in due course. However, he is a course and distance winner, remains in excellent form, and granted more luck in running he might have nearly won both of his last two starts. A reproduction of those efforts should see him right in the mix, so I would like to think he has a small each way chance. P J McDonald rides him for the first time this evening.


All the best,


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