Newmarket trainer Henry Spiller has made a bright start to 2022, with 5 winners at a 17% strike-rate. He is back in France today for the first time this year and has two chances on the card at Chantilly. He kindly spoke to Race Sharp this morning about their chances.
“December Mares’ Sale purchase Tahasun had her first run for us at Wolverhampton just over a month ago, where she was just touched off by a newcomer of John Gosden’s. She hadn’t shown a huge amount in her work at home prior to that run, and wasn’t quite there in her coat, so we were really pleased with the run. She has come on a lot in the past five weeks and her work in the last fortnight has been much better. I’m pleased with the draw and it looks the right race, so hopefully she goes there with a decent chance.”
“Crack Regiment has been a real start for us and he gave us a first Quinté winner when scoring at Compiegne in 2020. He won on his penultimate start at Chelmsford in September and I thought he was a little unlucky on his latest start at Chantilly in December, when just ridden too far off the pace. He has had a good winter holiday, is in great form at home and travelled over really well. Again, I think we’ve fared well with the draw as well, so fingers crossed for a big run!”