Thoughts on Today’s Runners

Sarsen Farm sends out two runners today. First up is Barossa Red in the 3.00pm at Windsor. Jason Watson takes the ride in the one mile handicap. They are drawn in stall 4. Barossa Red made an encouraging enough debut for the yard, he ran well for a long way on the wrong side of the track in a big field and finished third on his side last time out – certainly a case of the bare result not telling the whole story.

Epic Endeavour looks the horse to beat if he gets the mile, which it certainly looks like he could. The consistent Mostawaa sets a decent standard in the conditions and the relatively unexposed three year olds Sacre Bleu and Global Esteem could play a part. Viaduct needs to show that he handles conditions but is similarly open to further improvement.

Barossa Red at home

Barossa Red is by Tamayuz, out of the Danehill Dancer mare, I Hearyouknocking. He was a horses in training purchase with Hurworth Bloodstock and we’ll be teaming up in a couple of weeks looking for proven horses next week at the horses in training sale. He races for Alan Kerr and will be led up today by Alice Roberts.

Our second runner of the day is Seneca Chief in the 6.30 at Wolverhampton. Adam McNamara is in the irons for the five furlong handicap and the pair are drawn in stall 7. Seneca Chief returns after a short break to freshen him, he has been progressive this season winning three races since lockdown. He didn’t enjoy the slower surface at Sandown last time so that run is best excused.

Tathmeen looks the big danger in this contest if able to overcome a challenging wide draw, he drops in grade and has a strong all weather record in comparison to the turf. The well drawn Get Boosting is another who eases in class and may find this easier the recent races. The veteran Duke of Firenze can’t be discounted in this grade but age may be catching up.

Seneca Chief at Sandown Park

Seneca Chief was bred and is owned by Gary and Lesley Middlebrook. He is by Invincible Spirit, out of the Namid mare, Albertine Rose. Today he will be led up by Billie Portwin.