Quite like the look of Saaheq at 8/1 in the 1.50 today.
Looked in fine fettle last time out in the Scottish Sprint Cup, and although
he’s been humped with 7lb more for that, I think he could still have a little
At the risk of sounding over the top I think that Natalie’s Joy at 4/1
is the best bet of the York meeting. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since her sensational
seasonal bow last year at Goodwood. That was a top class run in a very fast time. She was
at that time the highest rated 2 year old horse (never mind filly) in Britain. She came
unstuck next time out at Ascot, but Mark Johnston said that everything went wrong for her
that day, and she was back on track next time out at Newbury. I was disappointed that she
didn’t go for the 1000 Guineas this year, I had a decent bet at 50s a long while back, but
I read that Johnston commented she came back and had some problems which meant it left them
tight for time to get her to the 1000 Guineas. If she is fit enough now I think she will take
all the beating. Although Johnston is not averse to firing them out quickly if he thinks they
are up to it, I think the Irish Guineas a week on Sunday might be asking a lot. I can see her
heading for the Coronation Stakes at the Royal Meeting and I’ve taken the 20/1 with Hills.
Huge disappointment there for me with Natalie’s joy. The drift from 4/1 to 13/2 before
the off showed there was no confidence behind her. It will be interesting to see what
Mark Johnston has to say, he did say there were problems when she came back from her break,
I thought (or hoped) that they would have sorted them out before taking this on. I thought
she was going to be pulled up at one point (2f out), I hope she is okay. Well done anyone
who was on Magnetic Charm.