Thoughts on Cobbs Quay at Kempton tomorrow night.October 2, 2012
Cobbs Quay runs in the 6.40 at Kempton Park tomorrow night (October 3rd). Simon Pearce takes the ride. The horse is somewhat frustrating – he has always travelled well in his races and never really seen them out. We have investigated various potential reasons for this with nothing being unearthed. He will be wearing blinkers for the first time to see if that assists him. He has worked in them at home – they didn’t seem to make a big difference. Cobbs Quay’s homework has always suggested he ought to perform better on the racecourse, so we are hoping the blinkers will help him translate his homework to the track finally. The drop back to a mile ought to be in his favour as it should allow him to travel further into the race. Hopefully he handles the surface, ideally he would want good to soft or slower on turf so it is a bit of a question mark.
There are several angles into the race. Mount Mayday is the obvious starting point as he only needs to translate his recent turf form to the all weather to be a big danger. Brown Pete needs to return to the form that saw him win the last time he ran over a mile and he will go close, whilst Spirit of Gondree drops back to the grade he last won in for the first time since that victory. Pastoral Jet has to be respected as a last time out winner but is going to have run even better this time to still be a contendor.
Cobbs Quay working earlier in the year under Simon Pearce.