The adventures of Ary

After a lot of hype Ary finally came out on Saturday.  It looked as if he was dead and buried, but in a dramatic finale he stormed back to beat Tom.  Unfortunately King’s Quay came on the wide outside and beat them both – still an excellent second, and if the cards had fallen a little better for him he could have won.  That run was materially better than anything he has done previously for us, perhaps showing the benefit of a rest. 

Baldovina ran terribly again, and I won’t give her another chance on the flat.  She’s probably destined for the mare’s sale in December, and with the market as toppy as it is I think she’s good looking enough and well enough bred to sell for a reasonable sum.  I could just stick her in a field now, but I’m going to give her a try her over hurdles – I’m sending her to David Pipe.

Major Eazy came last in his group 2, which was a disappointment – on the plus side he wasn’t beaten far.  Jimmy Fortune said after the run that he doesn’t think he’s group class – he is hopefully listed class.  I’m hoping he’s a bit better than that run as there were one or two question marks beforehand.

Effingham comes out this week – he will run at Sandown on Thursday if the meeting is on.  He’ll need the run and wouldn’t be one to have a bet on.  Shawhill will probably run in a listed handicap at York on Saturday – failing that she’ll run the following week at Goodwood.  Bouguereau is intended to run on Saturday week at Goodwood in a 7f maiden.