Rhododendron Boosted By Impressive Winter Win
I was very pleased with how my team performed over the weekend, they all ran well.
It was a good weekend that started with a couple of seconds and thirds at Leopardstown on Friday night, as well as a win at Down Royal thanks to Mischievious Max.
Irish Guineas Weekend
Intricately ran a blinder in the 1000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday. We will see how she comes out of the race and monitor her over the next week, then we’ll be able to make a plan for her going forward. There’s plenty of races available for her including Ascot or the Pretty Polly, so we’ll see how she comes out of it and take it from there.
Whatever the plan, we should probably be trying to avoid Winter, who was superb in winning the 1000 Guineas. She’s a really high class filly, she travelled well and galloped all the way to the line. It’s hard to see anything that’s going to beat her.
It gives a boost to Rhododendron who was runner-up to her in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, so we look forward to her upcoming appearance in the Oaks.
I was very impressed by Churchill who also put in an exceptional performance in the 2000 Guineas. The ground wasn’t ideal but he’s a very good horse who travelled well and quickened up well when asked.
Even though he doesn’t have to…
he looked like a horse that could get further than a mile.
He’s very relaxed in his races and the way he quickens up suggests there’s no reason why he couldn’t go a mile-and-a-quarter as the year goes on.