Tuesday July 12
In terms of win prize money on the Flat this season, Alan is ahead of the likes of Newmarket trainers Luca Cumani, Jeremy Noseda and Simon Crisford, and with runners at both Chepstow and Leicester on Friday he will be hoping to increase his haul still further.
Alan said:”Singula has his second run in the median auction maiden at Chepstow. He showed promise after blowing the start on his debut at Newbury, and the runner-up, who was only five lengths ahead of us, bolted up by eight lengths at Windsor on Monday night. Our fellow will have learned a lot from that experience, so we are hoping he carries the Barbury Lions colours with distinction.
“We also run Hardington down there in the mile handicap and Phantom River in the closing apprentice handicap. Hardington has twice finished in the frame at Windsor but faded in the final furlong last time, so this drop back in drip might suit him, while Phantom River, who has finished in the frame in all her four races this season, will enjoy this faster ground much more than she did the heavy at Leicester.
“Up at Leicester on Thursday we have Sir Valentine going for the 10-furlong maiden. He showed a lot of promise when finishing fifth to Autocratic at Leicester, and the winner was only just beaten in a very competitive handicap at Newmarket’s July meeting last week.”