A GAME mare can be worth her weight in gold and Kruguyrova looked more like kruggerand
when booking her place in the Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham with a tough-as-teak performance to win the Grade 2 Kingmaker Novices' Chase.
James Millman was suspended for one day (May 11) for careless riding on third-placed Mustajed, after the stewards deemed he made the manoeuvre which caused interference to the unplaced Kruggerand
(7-1) 2.40 York Next best Genari (20-1) 1.40 Salisbury Treble Shalako (10-1) 1.25 Chepstow
Willie Musson, trainer of Kruggerand
, was another surprised by the number of defections, although he could not commit to a John Smith's Cup challenge as his charge runs at Newmarket today.
The drying ground might trouble Ofaraby; Say What You See is probably not at his best at present, which is arguably on the all-weather anyway; Kruggerand
is untrustworthy and, despite the last-time all-weather win, Invader's current form is open to question.
All in all this is a tricky one to call, so it is best to stick with Kruggerand
Michael Bell has his team ticking over nicely and Birdie (Michael Fenton) booked her ticket to Italy on Sunday when doing all she was asked in a spin with Kruggerand
Birdie could head for the Listed Sodexho Harvest Stakes at Ascot on Friday or a similar engagement at San Siro on Sunday, and she moved well in her spin with Kruggerand
as they finished alongside.
Rafferty has been raised 6lb for his success at Chester last time in which Kruggerand
and Selective finished behind.
Made the well-regarded Kruggerand
pull out all the stops on his debut at Warwick and every chance of improving on that effort in this company.
suggested he will soon be winning when working nicely with Pachara.
Pip Payne looks to have a decent juvenile in his Newmarket yard in the guise of Asheer, who landed the six-furlong maiden in determined fashion, and in the process denying 4-6 favourite Kruggerand