Thoughts on Today’s Runners

Sarsen Farm sends out two runners today at Newcastle. First up is River Sprite in the 4.15. Adam McNamara is in the irons for the one mile handicap and the pair are drawn in stall 3. River Sprite won over course and distance, in what was her first attempt at the trip. She didn’t get much luck in running next time out at Chelmsford. This is a slight rise in grade but River Sprite should remain competitive.

River Sprite winning at Newcastle earlier this month

This race has an open look about it, plenty of River Sprite’s rivals have shown enough form around this sort of grade to be competitive but none of them is overly consistent. Sienna Dream has only run once over a mile and it was a good performance in reasonable fillies handicap, a repeat of that form could we be enough here, she also has a couple of decent bits of form on the all weather albeit the majority of her racing has been on softer turf. Great Colaci needs to prove effective over a mile but has been in good form over seven. Absolute Dream had some good form in slightly stronger races earlier in the season and may well be competitive on that basis. Chosen World is another who should be competitive at this level looking back at earlier form.

River Sprite is by Swiss Spirit, out of the Forest Camp mare, Camp Riverside. The filly was bred by Fiona Denniff who retains a share. River Sprite races for the Diskovery Partnership, shares of 5% and 10% are offered in this exciting partnership managed by Daniel and Claire. River Sprite is sold out but we will be launching a new horse very soon! Keep an eye out on our For Sale page for the launch of the new Diskovery partnership soon.

Our second runner of the evening is Don’t Tell Claire in the 6.15. Adam McNamara is also in the irons and they are drawn in stall 10. Don’t Tell Claire has progressed all season and put up a career best when winning over course and distance last time out. This is another step up in class and it will be exciting to see how she gets on.

Don’t Tell Claire winning at Sandown

The race is pretty open with a number of the main horses having just struggled to get a win in slightly better races but shown more then enough to ensure this will be a good race for this grade.These include the lightly raced Global Hero, who sports headgear for the first time. Baronial Pride who has clearly had a few issues but has form that indicates he has plenty of talent. Dawaaleeb is a course and distance winner. Irreverant is another who falls into this category.

Don’t Tell Claire is by Gutaifan, out of the Mount Nelson mare, Avenbury. She was purchased as a yearling by Daniel & Claire for owner Andrew Stonehill. She will be led up by Ilse Belien.