This weekend we have a number of notable representatives from sponsored stables and graduates alike at the feature meeting at HAYDOCK.
Tomorrow kicks off with FRANKEL FEVER. Trainer Hugo Palmer will be hoping to keep Frankel’s 100% strike rate as a stallion very much the same, with the second runner for the sire MAJORIS being saddled for the 2.40pm EBF Novice Stakes.
We have two sponsored horses running in the GROUP 3 JURY STAKES at 3.10pm including Hugo Palmer’s HOME OF THE BRAVE (Starspangledbanner) who had a perfect start this season, when triumphing in the competitive listed King Richard III Stakes. He is the early favourite for the race with James Doyle taking the ride. Joining him will be WINDFAST (Exceed And Excel) on his debut start for 2016 under Jimmy Fortune, from Brian Meehan’s stable.
Following this, we have two exciting entries in the GROUP 2 SANDY LANE STAKES (3.45pm). The race looks to be full of classy horses. GIFTED MASTER (Kodiac) heads the field and is going for this season’s hat-trick for Hugo Palmer and WATERLOO BRIDGE (Zoffany), a notable Sirecam Graduate from the Tattersalls Book 1 2014 sale, runs for the infamous O’Brien yard. They won’t be without competition from the gutsy Johnston horse BURATINO (Exceed And Excel) and the ever-consistent TASLEET (Showcasing) for William Haggas.