Saint Are has done really well since finishing 9th in the Grand National a fortnight ago and, having spoken with owner David Fox this morning, we have decided to run him in the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown Park on Saturday.
|Saint Are (Evan David)|
He has run some good races in defeat on unsuitably soft ground so far this season and, with the weather looking to stay fair until the weekend, I am hopeful that he can finish off his season in the best way possible!
|Terfel’s Toscar (near-side, Jordan Smith) and Chilbury Hill (Kurt Smith)|
Explained hasn’t yet progressed as we had hoped since a winning hurdling debut earlier this season but he is on a fair mark at present and I hope we can get another win from him before he goes on his summer break. He was accompanied by Western Prize. A smart sort on the flat for Ralph Beckett, he is a half-brother to four National Hunt winners and has been showing up nicely.
|Explained (near-side, Gareth Ball) and Western Prize (Alex L.)|