Friday March 11

Every trainer wants a winner during the week preceding Cheltenham, just as a confidence-booster, but Laser Light‘s Fontwell race was washed out on Wednesday, so we look to Sandown tomorrow to get us all in the right frame of mind for the Festival.

However, Alan is always quiet on this Saturday, and this year is no exception. He said:”Cajun Fiddle runs in the EBF Mares Listed bumper, and we hope that she can show her true colours.

“She has been favourite for two of her three races and has been disappointing because she has always worked like a really good mare at home. I’m not sure why she has not produced in the afternoon what she shows us in the mornings, but she still looks a top prospect on the gallops so we’ll just have to hope the penny drops soon.”

“We also have Desert Joe in the three-mile handicap chase. He, too, has been disappointing and we felt last week’s race at Newbury was a bit too hot, so we re-routed here.”

“Finally, we have The Barbury Queen heading off to Market Rasen on Sunday. The more the ground dries out the better her chance, and the way she stayed on at the end of two and a half miles when finishing third at Huntingdon last time suggested that this step up in trip was just what she wanted. We hope that she can be competitive off 103.”