Steeplechasing You will know that the 2nd ran a good 3rd the other day at chelt behind DUFFLE COAT who is already 2nd fav for the triumph next march. Hard to put a number to these juveniles but my guess would be about 130 which would be fair old target to go at, both skelton and king are represented here but the 5lb penalty wouldn't worry me. best of luck.I'm in the syndicate that owns See The Eagle Fly who won on her debut over hurdles. She runs tomorrow in the 2.30 Leicester, up in class and giving everything 5lbs due to her penalty. She's up against it, but I think she could have learned a lot from Fontwell and if she is held up longer (see seems quirky) could win this. That's my own judgement, though, and there'll be bias built in. Trainer Whittington can only say that her prep has gone well.
We had no word from the yard last time either, but she was backed from 12s to 9/2. Yard said they had no part in that, and given she's gone from an opening 6/1 to 7/2 pretty quickly this evening with Bet365, I'm at a loss again, even though 6s was probably a bad call by the traders there.
Anyway, give her a cheer for me, will you?
All the best.
Poor old Defi looks to have a back problem that's only obvious under racing conditions.
Touched 1.56 in running, she ran way below her debut win.See The Eagle Fly: Thanks for the good wishes today. G Sheehan said the race didn't go her way given her keenness and his plan to avoid inexperienced horses. Couldn't drop her in behind a bunch and was left exposed on the outside. Slickly jumped herself into contention much too soon given that she's probably best delivered late. Tired, but kept on. Aintree next month awaits!