More the merrier for 2000 glory

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: May 3 2014, 22:39 BST

Anita Chambers says Toormore can secure victory in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket - she has a tip in every race.

Toormore can claim the Classic spoils at Newmarket
Toormore can claim the Classic spoils at Newmarket


DONCASTER: 5.15 Forced Family Fun, 5.45 Bute Hall, 6.15 Flying Machine, 6.45 Beau Nash, 7.15 Corporal Maddox, 7.45 Naggers, 8.15 Magnus Romeo.

GOODWOOD: 1.45 Story Writer, 2.20 Waila, 2.55 Newstead Abbey, 3.30 Pal Of The Cat, 4.05 Zibelina, 4.40 Between Wickets, 5.10 High Master.

HEXHAM: 5.25 Air Chief, 6.00 Gin Cobbler, 6.30 Mohawk Ridge, 7.00 Sea Scout, 7.30 Chavoy, 8.00 Man With Van, 8.30 Bespoke Lady.

NEWMARKET: 2.05 Bold Sniper, 2.40 Pearl Secret, 3.10 Brass Ring, 3.50 TOORMORE (NAP), 4.25 Stars Above Me, 5.00 Postponed, 5.35 Yenhaab.

THIRSK: 1.55 Diamond Creek, 2.25 Crowley's Law, 3.00 Talent Scout, 3.40 Farlow, 4.15 Cape Karli, 4.50 First Move, 5.20 Bronze Beau, 5.50 Reeflex.

UTTOXETER: 1.35 Fred Le Macon, 2.10 Makari, 2.45 Too Generous, 3.20 King Helissio, 3.55 Courtesy Call, 4.30 River Purple, 5.05 Barton Heather.

PUNCHESTOWN: 2.30 Sin Palo, 3.05 Jupitor, 3.45 Annie Power, 4.20 Tiger Roll, 4.55 Brass Tax, 5.30 Upsie, 6.05 Good Feeling.

DOUBLE: Toormore and Pearl Secret.

Richard Hannon can succeed where his father has failed in recent years and saddle Toormore to victory in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Hannon snr hit the bar four years ago with Dick Turpin and Canford Cliffs filling the minor places but Tirol back in 1990 was the last winner sent out under the family banner.

In any other year Toormore would be a likely favourite but with Greenham winner Kingman and the regally-bred Australia in the line up, it is tight at the top and the Hannon runner could prove the value call.

Unbeaten in four juvenile starts, the Arakan colt was crowned champion juvenile after signing off the campaign with victory in the Group One National Stakes last September.

Doubtless his generous odds are due in part to a visibly underwhelming effort when winning the Craven Stakes on his return last month.

While Toormore could merely be described as workmanlike, there were plenty of positives to take from his two-length defeat of The Grey Gatsby.

Not only was he saddled with a penalty, he also had to do much of the donkey work himself and Hannon had made no secret of the fact that he would improve plenty for the outing.

As it was, Ryan Moore was far from hard on him in winning and the run will surely have had the desired effect in the fitness department.

Pearl Secret can claim a landmark Pattern success in the Group Three Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes.

David Barron has always held his charge in high regard and he made such great strides during his three-year-old career that he was pitched into the 2012 Nunthorpe Stakes, eventually finishing an unlucky ninth, beaten just over four lengths.

He was then given a break until returning in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, where he again turned in an eyecatching run to finish third behind established performers Sole Power and Shea Shea.

His season was brought to an abrupt end through injury, although his recent Nottingham victory showed he is now completely recovered from that fractured splint bone and is a real force to be reckoned with.

Pearl Secret has just seven starts to his name and while the bare numbers leave him behind a couple here, he is still open to plenty of improvement with so few miles on the clock.

Brass Ring can take the next step up the ladder in the Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes.

Winner of two of his three starts last year, Brass Ring made a successful return for John Gosden when landing a competitive all-weather handicap without having to work too hard.

Group One entries later in the year illustrate the high hopes connections have for this gelded son of Rail Link.

Waila should find the Betfred £5 Million Scoop6 Today EBF Stallions Daisy Warwick Stakes a nice starting point at Goodwood.

A 10-length Listed winner at Newmarket last July, she could not make the same kind of impact when upped to Group One level on her final start of the year.

Soft ground at Ascot was definitely against her that day, but Waila remains a good prospect and showed last year that she can win first time up.

Zibelina is the choice in the £5 Million Scoop6 Today British Stallion Studs EBF Conqueror Stakes ahead of a possible Royal Ascot date.

Farlow ended a lengthy losing streak at Thirsk last time out and can make it a quickfire double at the track in the totepool Thirsk Hunt Cup.

Beau Nash is the choice in the Pescafria Handicap at Doncaster after his form got a boost when his most recent conqueror, Mick's Yer Man, went in again at Ascot earlier in the week.

Bespoke Lady can hit the mark in Hexham's Acomb Novices' Hurdle while Too Generous should be followed in the William Hill - In The App Store Handicap Hurdle at Uttoxeter.