Rain at Newbury will help Tremor and Chatez tomorrow

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June 12

We have three runners on Newbury’s final day, but win or lose it has been a fruitful week with the horses continuing to run up to expectations.

We have enjoyed some welcome heavy downpours on the Berkshire course, and maybe more to come on Friday afternoon, which can only assist the chance of Chatez as he pitches himself in with the big boys for the G3 Diomed Stakes, which has been re-routed from Epsom.

Chatez has to have ease in the ground, hence his absence for more than 13 months, but Alan said:”He was being prepared for the Lincoln, which obviously didn’t happen, and, though this is a big ask, conditions will help and the old boy is in great order for a nine-year-old.”

Tremor, who runs in the novice, will also appreciate the ground, and Alan said:”He is a grand little horse who won at Nottingham last year. He didn’t grow much through the winter, but he has been working well, will enjoy the conditions and needs this third run to qualify for a handicap.”

   Nearly Perfection, who has not run on turf since her debut in a fillies bumper at Warwick last November, is our other Newbury representative, being back on grass for the mile handicap.

We also have a couple of runners on Sunday, The Glancing Queen, our smart bumper mare who ran a pleasing race on the Flat at Kempton last week, heading off for another maiden at Newmarket, while Lord Neidin returns to action at Goodwood.

Alan said:”The Glancing Queen looks terrific just now, while Lord Neidin is a big, strong colt who was placed on all his three runs at Kempton last year, bumping into a few Godolphin horses. He strengthened up through the winter and has the scope to improve further, so we are looking forward to seeing him in his first handicap off a mark of 78 in the mile and a quarter at Goodwood.”