Marie’s Rock (Sean Bowen)
I was very pleased with her run at Wetherby last time because that was her first outing in a while, therefore I do expect plenty of improvement fitness wise and it will have sharpened her up as well. This is a very competitive race but she’s been in good form at home and with the trip and track all in her favour I’m hopeful she can run a nice race.
No Ordinary Joe (Nico de Boinville)
He’s only a novice, but a very smart one at that, and his form has been very good all the way through, including when placed behind My Drogo at Ascot which is the only time he’s been beaten. It’s going to be a very tough ask but he’s a horse we think an awful lot of and his work has been very good, albeit we haven’t been able to get him on the grass. The drop back down in trip won’t be a concern because they’re likely to go off at a decent gallop and he stays nicely so should be finishing well up the hill. He could be interesting of 133.