Thoughts on Don’t Tell Claire
Don’t Tell Claire has travelled over to Ireland where she lines up in the Cooley EBF Fillies Listed stakes the 7.30 at Dundalk on Friday evening. Jack Mitchell takes the ride again after the combination won decisively last time out at Newmarket together.
Don’t Tell Claire steps up to stakes company. She tried a couple times last season to earn some valuable black type and managed a fifth place at Newmarket. With five wins to her name and over £70,000 of prize money in the bank the filly has earned a place at stud in time, however black type will enhance her credentials further. She has won two class 2 handicaps, and has beaten several fillies who have earned black type so with a bit luck she can earn some too.
A decent sized field with little between many of them but the Ger Lyons trained pair look to set a strong standard Juncture is a proven winner at this level and drops back from Group company while Smile of Love looks to have got the hang things and is progressing rapidly. Mehnah is proven at this level having won a listed race last season. She missed more than a year but showed enough on her recent comeback run, with the likelihood of further improvement that she too warrants respect.
Don’t Tell Claire runs in the colours of owner Andrew Stonehill . She will be led up by Ilse Belien who cares for her daily at home whilst overseen by our second travelling manager Tamsin Karn. She was a £15,000 yearling purchased by Daniel & Claire We have a number of exciting syndicate options for sale at present, visit the for sale to find yourself a star.