We got her ready for the Fred Darling, where as some of the others had been got ready for the Guineas, the extra time would be beneficial it would allow her to freshen up although she has come out of her race really well and seems to be in great form. The pace may also suit her in france with Christophe Soumillon being the confirmed rider in the saddle would give you that extra bit of confidence.
Lilly Again who has been bought by Dr Marwan Koukash who was unsuited by the downhill at Newmarket is heading for the Sporting Bet Micheal Seely Memorial at York. Cheherazad who ran so promisingly at Newbury is provisionally running in the 7 furlongs maiden fillies at Chester, the track would not be ideal, she is a big filly but the ground would suit. Flashbang was unsuited by the fiirm ground at Newmarket could well contest the maiden fillies at Kempton where the surface should suit he. Serial Sinner who has come out of her Windsor race well will probably run in the mile maiden stakes at Kempton which has probably got some of the best ground around at the moment. Vicona who ran so well at Newbury will contest the maiden filies at Bath on thursday. Moynahan who stays in training is coming on extremely well. We are very pleased with Red Courtiers run at Newbury some good to soft ground over a mile and a half would suit. We are very pleased the way Silver Heels has come out of his race at Windsor, he put in a very good performance considering he was not wound up. Commisar was never at the races at Newbury the penny failed to drop but he sill ran creditable, he could well contest the Makfi Future Stars maiden at Newmarket on Sunday. Although we are slightly down on two year olds we are very pleased by the way they are shaping up. Royal Blush is pencilled for York where we expect to have plenty of runners.
To me the National solution seems fairly simple reduce the field to thirty taking the ten lesser lights out and removing the traps i.e the drops behind the fences which catches the horses out.
Regarding the wip, it is essential for use in races but should not be used to punish the horses, the vision of tired jumpers giving there all being thrashed is the most unsightly spectacle in racing.