Valentine Blues didn’t get a lot of luck last Saturday, drawn wide at Lingfield Park. She certainly didn’t run badly, and might go to Bath next Tuesday. We’ll see how she is and if she gets in.
Tonight at Kempton Park
Aussie Rascal (5.10pm)
I think there are a few here who are in the same boat with decent marks. Aussie Rascal has kept improving and if he improves again, he should go close. He’ll get even better the more racing he does.
It’s a competitive race and we’re taking on some unexposed four-year-olds, which is always quite difficult. He’s been running consistently and I’d be hopeful of another good run. He will probably need to pull out a little bit more to get his head in front this evening, but he shouldn’t be far away.
Hopefully Kieren Shoemark can make this a winning partnership after he almost got the job done at Wolverhampton.
No Nay Bella (8.15pm)
She was unsold at Tattersalls last month and sent to me by her owner. She’s a nice filly, is in great form at home and has a pretty good record around Kempton Park. We will learn a lot about her tonight but with James Doyle riding and a good draw, I’d be hopeful of a good debut for us.
- Aussie Rascal
- No Nay Bella
Tom Ward broke into the training ranks in 2019 following four years as assistant to Richard Hannon and had somewhat of a transition period throughout last year whilst his yard was being finished.
Coming into the spring of 2021, it is clear that Tom has a good team and set up at home, with his horses running consistently well.
We are delighted that Tom has agreed to a regular slot on Race Sharp this year and his blog will be updated midweek every week, with his thoughts on his forthcoming runners out of his Upper Lambourn base.
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