As the end of January comes into sight we look ahead to a couple of exciting runners in the following month. The first of these will be OH THIS IS US who having spent the last couple of winters in Dubai has had a nice break and will be aimed at the All Weather Championships at Lingfield on the 19th April. The son of Acclamation will commence his all-weather campaign on Monday at Wolverhampton in the Conditions Stakes. ‘I think the race at Lingfield will suit him down to the ground. He seems to be a better horse going left handed and the fact they go a stride faster round them will mean he will have plenty of pace to run off.’ He will have three runs in the lead up to April for Team Wallop.
The second runner of a note brings more of an international feel to proceedings. RAYMOND TUSK who was last seen winning the Group 2 Gran Premio Del Jockey Club in Italy will take his place in Qatar HH Emirs Trophy for Middleham Park. ‘I have given him a nice break and this looked a good opportunity to kick off his 2019 campaign. He has a lovely long stride and will have no trouble handling the track. He has been getting better with age and I feel we will have a lot of fun with him this year on the international stage.’