We are three-handed in Saturday’s Cesarewitch
Who Dares Wins, who ran an excellent race to finish fourth in the Group 1 Prix du Cadran at Longchamp last Sunday – his first tilt at Pattern company – heads a three-pronged attack for Barbury on Saturday’s Emirates Cesarewitch at Newmarket.
Rainbow Dreamer, who will have needed last month’s return at Haydock, his first race since February, will also run, as will Coeur de Lion, who will attempt to improve on his 16th place in last year’s HQ marathon.
Alan said:”Who Dares Wins has bounced back from France, and the handicapper was obviously impressed as he has put him up 5lb for that Cadran run.
“However, Who Dares Wins, while having to shoulder top weight here, can run off his old mark. He has been a star for us under both codes, winning a Northumberland Plate this year, having already finished in the frame in three Chester Cups and an Ascot Stakes, and, though he was well beaten when second-favourite in this race two years ago, he will get his favourite soft ground this time.
“The ground will also suit both Rainbow Dreamer, both confirmed mudlarks. Coeur de Lion has not run a bad race all season and done the Barbury Boys team proud, while Rainbow Dreamer will be sharper than he was at Haydock.”
Meanwhile, Alan, who bought a “gorgeous Dansili” for 55,000gns at Book 1 of this week’s Tattersalls Sales in Newmarket, will doubtless be tuning in to HQ fr0m Chepstow to watch the progressive Trueshan run in the valuable Old Rowley Cup.
Easy ground won’t bother Trueshan, who produced a career-best himself, despite finishing only second to Ranch Hand in his first run in a handicap at Haydock. The winner is a big fancy for the Cesarewitch, and a strong-run 12 furlongs ought to bring out the best in Trueshan.