Three runners at Yarmouth – and any rain would be welcome!
With summer weather returning the golden sands of Great Yarmouth will be far more crowded than the local racecourse today, and, while holidaymakers will enjoy being able to bask in the sun in mid-September, Alan, who runs three on the East Coast, would not complain if down the road the track, riding good to firm at present, took a bit of a drenching this morning.
Her Indoors continued the stable’s good run of form when opening her account in the fillies handicap at Lingfield last Saturday, and now we look to another of the “girls”, Tronada, to keep the winning ball rolling in a similar race at Yarmouth.
Tronada has won three out of four since racing resumed, prompting her handicap mark to rise a stone. She looks to be still improving at Bath last time, but Alan concedes that she does enjoy a bit of ease in the ground and the rain came as a welcome relief at the Somerset track, so, while she has been working well, a shower or two would certainly not go amiss.
Tritonic would also benefit from any rain as his best run was undoubtedly his half-length second to Highland Chief in the Golden Gates Handicap at Royal Ascot. He was subsequently disappointing at Newbury, but Alan’s horses were arguably not running on all cylinders at that time, so, hopefully, he can bounce back here.
Our other runner on the seaside course is Gavi di Gavi, who, having won two races on the all-weather over seven furlongs, drops down to six for the first time.