De Bruyne Horse takes his chance in the Group2 Railway Stakes
A busy day of racing tomorrow with runners at six different meetings between England and Ireland, and plenty of chances to look forward to.
The Empress Stakes at Newmarket is a Listed event for two year old fillies and is the ideal place for horses that wanted to skip Royal Ascot. TAJAANUS and CAMPION are the teams representative’s for the race. ‘Tajaanus won nicely at Newmarket considering nothing went to plan. She missed the break and ran around plenty in the dip before staying on strongly late on. She has learnt plenty from that experience and should run a big race. We had always planned to miss Ascot and give her a bit more time. Campion is a nice filly who ran very well at Epsom where she didn’t handle the track. She comes here with a good chance of getting some black type and I am hoping she can put her experience to good use.’
In other Listed company STEEL OF MADRID takes his place at Windsor in the Midsummer Stakes. ‘He didn’t look to get home at Sandown last time. He was nearly the last one off the bridle but couldn’t see out the stiff mile and a quarter. Dropping back to the mile will suit as he has plenty of speed and I can see him running a big race. He has been lightly campaigned this year and so he comes here with plenty in the tank.’
DE BRUYNE HORSE takes his place in the Group 2 Railway Stakes at the Curragh on Derby Day. ‘He ran very well at Ascot but I felt he may be suited to being ridden closer to the pace. He has come out of the race in great form and I expect him to run well. This is a tough ask but he is in there with a great chance.’