Thoughts on Wednesday’s runners
We send out another two runners from Sarsen Farm today. Helm Rock lines up in the 1.30pm Handicap for Apprentice jockey’s at Ascot, William Carver will be on board. Fiscal Policy runs in the 9.00pm at Kempton with Richard Kingscote taking the reins.
Helm Rock enjoyed a great 2022 winning three times. He ran well for a long way on his seasonal reappearance in the Lincoln. That was always going to be a big ask for him and the very testing ground and the class of the opposition found him out in the end, nevertheless he should come on for that run. William Carver takes the ride in this decent apprentice race. We teamed up with William to land a decent pot at Sandown in apprentice contest last season.He is good young rider, who has come in to ride a bit of work for us this spring.
An interesting contest where the unbeaten Yaanaas takes on handicap company for the first time. The Ulysses gelding looked talented and beat some useful looking types in his novice win. The likes of Bear Force One, Two Tempting and veteran course specialist Raising Sand will keep him honest. Chasing Aphrodite returns after a wind operation. Like Baltimore Boy he is relatively lightly raced and open to further improvement.
Helm Rock runs in the colours of owners Capture The Moment VII syndicate. He will be led up by James Pulley who cares for him daily at home.
Fiscal Policy won over course and distance last year before hanging away his chances on a couple of subsequent starts. He remains well handicapped. Following a gelding operation over the winter he was given a bit of a freshen up. He’s just about ready to start from a fitness perspective, whilst we expect him to improve for the run hopefully his talent will carry him through. Fiscal Policy is well drawn in stall one and Richard Kingscote takes the ride.
Recent course and distance winner Agapanther looks the one to beat. Dulcet Spirit is interesting dropped back to six, following a win over the sharp seven at Lingfield on his penultimate start.
Fiscal Policy runs for owner and breeders Gary & Lesley Middlebrook. He will be led up by Epona Miller who cares for him daily at home.