Thoughts on Don’t Tell Claire & Abbey Heights
Don’t Tell Claire tackles listed company for the first time, its a step up in class for the filly who has been in fine form of late and deserves a chance to earn black type having won a Class 2 handicap impressively last time out at Ascot. Rossa Ryan takes the ride in the 1.50 at Newmarket.
The race looks wide open with most of the highest rated runners coming off relatively long layoffs. Foorat essentially is a couple of pounds short on the ratings of the best of these but has good consistent recent form and is probably the one to beat.
Don’t Tell Claire is owned by Andrew Stonehill. She is by Gutaifan, out of the Mount Nelson mare, Avenbury. She will be led up by Michael Coles today. At home, she is cared for by Jan Kasecky and ridden by Nick Bentley. Don’t Tell Claire was purchased as a yearling at Goffs for £15,000.
Abbey Heights goes in the 6.30 at Newcastle with PJ McDonald doing the riding. He has made a solid start to his career with two placed efforts and deserves to get a win on the board. He’ll be seen to best effect over further in time but should have the class to be competitive over this stiff 6 furlong trip.
Stalingrad looks the main danger on his first start in the UK for new connections as his Irish form looks useful. River Tweed should improve on his second start, although it is a long time since he made his debut over seven furlongs.
Abbey Heights was bred by and races for Gary and Lesley Middlebrook. He is by Dark Angel, out of the Exceed and Excel mare, Ducissa. He will be led up by Sammy Barnett and overseen by Shaun Johnson. At home he is cared for by Michael Coles and ridden regularly by Lauren Webb.
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