THE TURF season begins on Saturday at Doncaster and Librisa Breeze is one of three horses from the yard hoping to hit the ground running!
The nine-year-old grey son of Mount Nelson, owned by Tony Bloom, is the oldest of the 64 entries in the Unibet Lincoln (Heritage Handicap) and although the field will be limited to 22 runners, one thing is for sure. Librisa Breeze will be the oldest in the line-up!
No 9yo has ever won the Lincoln and while the Champions Sprint winner of 2017 doesn’t have the speed he once possessed, he’s still rated 103 and certainly no back number on the gallops. The horse, winner of over £700k in prize money, is in good order at home and having won over 1m2f in his early racing career, he’ll certainly get the mile trip.
Badenscoth, winner of seven of his 35 starts, has three possible engagements at Donny, the Lincoln, the Spring Mile on the Saturday and a ten furlong handicap on Sunday. He won’t get into the Lincoln, so the Spring Mile is the reserve race. A decision will be made on Thursday but the son of Foxwedge’s best recent form has been over the longer trip.
The third of the Harper Lodge Farm trio is Solario Racing’s Dancinginthewoods. He is entered in the first race on Sunday, the 32red.com Handicap over 7f and being one of the top weights, he will definitely get into the contest for 4yos and upwards rated 0-80.
“Woody” won on his debut as a juvenile at Newmarket (Rowley Mile course) at 50/1 and his 2yo form bears the closest scrutiny. Last season, he ran some good races, notably when just touched off in August, again at HQ (July course) beaten a head. The 4yo looks fantastic, has been working nicely and has the assistance of Adam Kirby for the first time.
The racing was fantastic at Cheltenham but none of us can wait for the start of the 2021 turf season. Roll on Doncaster and hopefully, the three we’re sending up north will run well.