Thoughts On ChamomileAugust 7, 2019
Chamomile has her second run at Kempton in the 6.00. Kieran Shoemark is aboard the filly in the mile novice race. She didn’t really handle the rain softened going on debut at Goodwood but should have learned plenty for the experience. Chamomile is a full sister to a good all weather horse Festive Fare and she will probably be seen to best effect over a bit further in due course as well.
This race looks quite a strong contest and it was only really a desire to get some further experience into Chamomile that has lead us to this contest as there are very few maiden options. Dubai Warrior looked a very smart horse when winning on debut last autumn and if reproducing anything near that one would think he will be difficult to beat. Presumably things haven’t been straightforward since then, he does hold an entry in the Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe so is clearly held in some regard, albeit that closed a while ago so perhaps not too much should be read into it given the absence of any other stakes entries. Muhaarar’s Nephew has a victory to his name. It is perhaps worth noting that retained jockey Jim Crowley is aboard the Muhaarar’s Nephew rather than the well bred Khabeerah. Queen of Qatar was an expensive yearling and is another with a smart pedigree.
Chamomile is owned by Gary and Lesley Middlebrook and was purchased as a yearling at Tattersalls in Newmarket as a potential broodmare, she was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock. She will be led up by Andrew Williams and over seen by Travelling Manger Shaun Johnson. At home she is regularly ridden by Jenny Hughes.
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