I had ridden Molino on a few occasions without success, but the day I wasn’t on him he managed to win one at the 36th attempt! He is up 2kg in the weights, so he’ll need to improve again.
Ripponette ran nicely at Compiegne last time out and I really hope she can be competitive. She has a light weight and the quicker surface should suit her as well, while the experience of running in handicap company last time should stand her in good stead. I’m confident she can run a big race.
Cressida runs in the class 2, which looks a competitive contest with some nice horses in opposition. However, she is a nice filly and ran well in a Listed last time, so I can certainly see her reaching the frame.
My final ride of the day is Rose In Bloom, who ran really well on a couple of occasions at Chantilly in April and just wasn’t suited by the heavy ground at Compiegne last time. She should be seen to much better effect today.
Switching to Royal Ascot, the two I am most looking forward to seeing run are Battaash and Suesa. I love Battaash, I’ve always enjoyed watching him and he is an exceptional sprinter. It would also be brilliant to see Suesa win the Commonwealth Cup. It is obviously a step up in grade, as she hasn’t been running against top-quality sprinters, but she looks so exciting and hopefully she can win.
- Rose In Bloom
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