Aweedram goes for three in a row at Haydock
Aweedram is already looking a bargain-buy, and if he can clock up his hat-trick and bag the £50,000 first prize in the Silver Bowl at Haydock tomorrow he will be emulating Chatez, who won the race for Barbury five years ago off just a pound lower mark.
With William Buick still on the sidelines, Alan has snapped up Richard Kingscote for the ride, and few jockeys know Haydock better than he does.
Alan said:”Aweedram has been a star this season, rising a stone for his two victories at Newmarket and Ascot, and the mile suits him well.
“The latest 8lb hike means that he is off a mark of 92, and he is also climbing two grades for what is always a very competitive handicap, but he has been in good form since Ascot and we are hoping for the best.”
We also run two of our other higher-profile Flat horses tomorrow in Dunkerron, who drops into handicap company for the first time at Goodwood, and Hummdinger, who is in action at Salisbury’s evening meeting.
Dunkerron, who finished in the frame in a couple of G2’s last season, makes a quick reappearance after running in Listed company last Saturday over six furlongs at Newbury, where he was as close at the two-pole as he had been at York when he won last summer, yet this time faded away with Oisin Murphy not giving him a hard race when he saw his chance had gone.
Back over seven furlongs, the course and distance over which he ran his best race last year to finish runner-up in the Vintage Stakes at the Glorious meeting, Dunkerron looks to have bounced back well from that Newbury run, so fingers crossed he’ll be more competitive in this less exalted company.
We look for the same with Hummdinger at Salisbury. After such a promising seasonal debut at Nottingham, he was never able to get competitive following a tardy start at Windsor, but Alan has always felt that a strong-run mile and a half would bring out the best in him, and Harry Bentley has been booked.