Thoughts on Don’t Tell Claire
Don’t Tell Claire runs this evening in the 8:05 at Kempton. Adam McNamara is aboard the filly for the seven furlong handicap and they are drawn in stall 4. Don’t Tell Claire nicely as a three year old and has enjoyed good break of the winter, her half brother continued to develop at four and we are hopeful the filly can do the same.
This looks highly competitive and a case could be made for most of the field who come here with race fitness on their side. Thrill Seeker is in consistent form at this level and probably the benchmark, however there is reason to believe that might not be quite enough. Caspian Queen is unexposed at this trip making a good start to her career for new connections over this trip last time out. Paxos is progressive but this a much tougher race than those he won recently. Tomouh makes her handicap debut and has only had three starts and although her inexperience counts against her, it would seem likely she has shown enough ability at home to warrant remaining in training as she has a good pedigree and retiring to stud could well have been an option given her connections. No Nonsense probably isn’t well named, he has plenty of ability but isn’t the best behaved, but ran well on his first start since being gelded last time, so there is a possibility he may have turned a corner.
Don’t Tell Claire is by Gutaifan, out of the Mount Nelson mare, Avenbury. She is owned by Andrew Stonehill and was purchased as a yearling by Daniel and Claire at the Goffs Premier sale.