Brief Thoughts on Norse Legend and Rosaceous at Newbury this afternoon

Norse Legend runs in the 1.30 at Newbury today. Good young apprentice Thomas Brown takes the ride in the mile maiden. Norse Legend fluffed the start on his first race and he has done a bit of practice since – he isn’t the quickest of learners but has hopefully got the hang of things. A raw type he still has plenty of strengthening to do and it would be a surprise were he to figure today. More of a long term project this honest type will probably be seen to best effect over staying trips next season.

The race will most likely fall to one of the smartly bred newcomers as those with a bit of experience haven’t cut much ice so far.

Rosaceous runs in the 3.35 at Newbury. George Baker takes the ride in the ten furlong fillies handicap. She is a tough filly who has been asked some tough questions since winning her course and distance maiden. She should handle the ground and is good form at home. This isn’t quite as deep a raceas the strong handicap she contested last time out at Kempton where she probably paid for racing to close to a very solid gallop, one that Ryan Moore described as relentless.

The can be a case made for many of the fillies in the race Trapeze who takes a drop in class looks a good starting point although stable jockey William Buick opts for the lightly raced Martagon Lily, whilst Fragonard and Running Deer both ran good races when last seen.