A big day today as Morana takes his chance at G1 level.
I’ve spoken to Pete throughout the week, and had another chat this morning. He’s as well as he’s ever been and he should relish the conditions. I don’t see any reason why he won’t run extremely well – there are some big reputations in the race but he’s a proven group performer and it would be cowardly to duck out. Bring it on.
I’ve backed Morana but I’ve also backed Coordinated Cut who is a fantastic physical specimen – I’d naturally support him anyway if Morana wasn’t in the race and it’s a hedge of sorts.
I have two going at Kempton tonight in the last two races – Bea Menace and Tikka Masala. Both should run well – I haven’t given them much thought as my thoughts have been with Morana.