“Who’s The Man?”

Another trip to Southwell last Monday once again paid dividends for the team with The Man winning the two-year-old Novice over 5 furlongs at the first time of asking. Given a perfect ride by the stylish Kieran Shoemark he won impressively despite a strong cross wind. We’ve always held this horse in high regard and will now aim him at The Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot.

This victory also closed out the month of April with another impressive 25% winners to runners strike rate for Richard and the team at Sefton Lodge!

Wednesday saw another of our exciting two-year-olds, Sex On Fire, run at Ascot on Trials Day in the Two Year Old Conditions Stakes. Having already been victorious on his only previous start he performed credibly to finish third in what looks like will be a very hot race having learned plenty. The winner will be very hard to beat in The Albany and the plan for our fella is take his chance in the Windsor Castle back at Royal Ascot.

On Saturday we moved on to Newmarket for Guineas Day with three runners, the pick of which turned out to be Two Tribes having his first start for 225 days! He ran a massive race to finish second under a great ride by Oisin Murphy – hopefully he will join the Royal Ascot Team and heads for the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

This week we start on Wednesday with Giant returning to Kempton where he was victorious on his penultimate start. Running over the same course and distance where he was impressive in March he attempts to defy a six-pound rise in the weights and is up a grade.

Roll With It heads to Fontwell making his first appearance since his move to Peter and Micky Bowen.

Friday sees the return of Revich to Chester – the scene of four of his seven victories. Another interesting statistic is that he has only been out of the first three places on just three occasions from his twelve visits to the track – he also won this race last year under booked pilot Jim Crowley. Composite (George Boughey) is also entered later on the same card.

Bernardo O’Reilly holds entries at Ascot on both Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday Cross The Tracks heads back to Newcastle for his first run since his unlucky second place at the same venue on All Weather finals day.

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