In January, I suggested the 33/1 about FIELD DAY was mightily enticing for the 1000 Guineas and my view hasn’t changed. She is still available at 25/1 in places, so go to Oddschecker.com to see the latest 1000 Guineas prices.
Last year at Peter Chapple-Hyam’s stable, Andrew ‘Bert’ Black, Betfair founder and racehorse owner, was told by a lady that “with a name like that she’ll never come to anything”. The horse she was talking about was Andrew’s filly BLAST FURNACE (today, 4.25pm Newbury, 1%) who runs for the first time in a maiden.
My ante post bet for the 2000 Guineas runs tomorrow in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury (3.40pm). ARCANO (5%) must be backed to see off Canford Cliffs once more, especially over this seven furlong trip. The Hannon team also run Dick Turpin in the Greenham and I will be keeping a close eye on how this fellow runs as I think he is capable of winning some decent races this year.