A slightly quieter week ahead although that does change as we enter the Bank Holiday weekend. Two runners head to Nottingham tomorrow including MASTER GREY bidding to defy a five pound penalty.
KEITH – Tuesday 2:45 Nottingham RTV
A good looking son of Rip Van Winkle who has joined the yard for this season and he showed ability on his return at Salisbury, finishing sixth over seven furlongs. He steps up to a mile for his third qualifying run and he will find life easier in handicaps but hopefully he can take another step forward.
MASTER GREY – Tuesday 4:55 Nottingham RTV
As often stated in the yard’s updates, this son of Mastercraftsman is the best looking horse in the stable and although winning at Salisbury last season, he had been disappointing. However, having been very unlucky when fifth at Salisbury, he absolutely bolted up under Oisin Murphy at Chepstow last week when stepped up to two miles for the first time. He saw out the trip extremely well to win by six lengths, a tad too far with our handicapping system so our hand has been forced into running him just seven days later under a five pound penalty. It is a step up from Class 6 to Class 5 but it does not look the strongest of races, with his main danger True Destiny showing all his form on the AW