An unbelievable day yesterday when Tom won the second 2yo group 2 with another incredibly cheap buy. Firth of Fifth cost 5,000 Guineas – Classic Blade 19,000 Euros. It is an incredible training feat, and great credit also to Richard Kingscote who rode so intelligently.
I didn’t go yesterday – it seemed like a good time to take a day out. I’m staying a home today and I won’t go to France to watch Winker either as I have a family christening. I take some solace in the fact that my horses invariably do better when I don’t go to watch them.
I don’t have time to watch it today but I may place a few early bets. York is riding heavy, which is specialist ground. Three proven types that I’ll follow are Zomerlust (2:40), Heaven Knows (3:15) and Wing Collar (3:50). In the last at Chester I’ll back Derrick’s Dotty to follow up.