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Dame De Compagnie
I was pleased enough with her run at Ascot last time where she travelled very well through the race, but probably just needed it and the ground wouldn’t have been ideal either. We’ve always thought a lot of her, but we ran her back too quickly at Cheltenham after Uttoxeter, and then it took a while to get over those two runs, hence we didn’t see her until February. Things are going much better now and there are plenty of things going for her here this time around. Her work has been excellent and the going is very much in her favour and I think she has a great chance.
Presenting Pearl is a cracking mare. She won her bumper and ran well on unsuitably soft ground in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham. She won with ease on hurdling debut and is up to this class. She lacks the experience of some of these and that may tell but on the other hand she’s fresh and well and not had a hard season. Exciting.
Ran a cracker in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival going down by just under six lengths and must have a great chance today, unless there is anything learking down the bottom of the weights. She absolutely loves Cheltenham.
She a very useful mare who loves good ground and is in excellent form. Ignore the Sandown run last time as it was in a real bog and her first try at the trip. This is much more up her street and I have no concerns about the distance on this ground and James’s 3lb claim is a plus too.
She has been a bit disappointing, but she will appreciate the better ground.
Maid Of Milan
She would have a chance, she won first time out the beginning of the season, hasn’t run because of the ground. She should get trip and I think she should run a decent race.
Dropping back in trip today which won’t be a problem as you have to stay around Cheltenham. She bleed last time but it is not a problem as we know what it was. If she runs well today we might be making plans to go to Punchestown.
Lust For Glory
She cost £240,000 at the Tatts Ireland Sale at Cheltenham in November having won a point-to-point in Ireland. Her third at Ascot last time would have sharpened her up considerably. Her work has been very good and she is a mare we think an awful lot of.
I think she is alright and might run into a place, she is better than her form looks.
Mirbat & Here’s Alice
Sovereign Chase | Upper Lambourn | Hungerford | RG17 8QX