Solid start for Balgair and news on up coming runners
WE were thrilled to be back racing yesterday at Yarmouth and pleased when Balgair put up a solid display to finish third in the feature mile handicap.
Having his first run in the colours of the Newmarket Racing Club, Balgair came from off the pace under Jack Mitchell and can hopefully build on this promising effort as the season goes on.
It was great to be back racing again and the team at Yarmouth had done a great job getting the track in such good shape in such a short amount of time.
Looking ahead, we are set to send out three runners tomorrow including Holy Kingdom who lines up for the Rogues Gallery Syndicate at Newmarket's Guineas Festival.
A winner at Chelmsford last season, the son of Australia ended the year with two placed efforts in valuable handicaps and is set for a big effort on his seasonal return.
Tom said: "Holy Kingdom is a lovely colt who has done well from three to four. He will certainly stay further but this is a nice place to get his season started and he should give a good account under James Doyle."
In the same ownership, dual winner Crimewave heads to Lingfield for the feature 1m4f handicap. The son of Teofilo won twice at the track this winter but tackles an extra two furlongs tomorrow.
Tom added: "We gave Crimewave a break and he should be nicely freshened up. He has a great course record albeit over shorter but he shapes as though and easy mile and a half should be within his realms. He is in a good place and if he gets luck in running he will run well."
Completing the trio is Hunni who returns in the mile handicap for older horses. She hasn't won for some time but is a victim of her own consistentcy and has been in good form on the gallops this spring.
Tom said: "Hunni has been working really well at home and is on a mark she is well capable of winning off. She tends to come of for her first run of the year but has done plenty at home."
Photo: Holy Kingdom