Foxy to show cunning

  • By: Tom Peacock
  • Last Updated: June 1 2014, 17:11 BST

Michael Wigham's stable is going well at present and Tom Peacock believes the Newmarket trainer can strike while the iron is hot.

James Doyle rides Foxy Forever
James Doyle rides Foxy Forever

FAKENHAM: 2.00 Hawdyerwheesht, 2.30 Marico, 3.00 Coole River, 3.30 Mist The Boat, 4.00 Ut Majeur Aulmes, 4.30 Lily Mars

KILBEGGAN: 2.50 Spot Fine, 3.20 Boxer Beat, 3.50 Pink Hat, 4.20 Baily Dusk, 4.50 Bally Longford, 5.20 Killeenmore, 5.50 Cut Loose.

LISTOWEL: 2.10 Homeland, 2.40 Wateed, 3.10 Beau Satchel, 3.40 Refractor, 4.10 Dixie Highway, 4.40 Ibsen, 5.10 Plan A.

NOTTINGHAM: 2.15 Mubtaghaa, 2.45 Nolecce, 3.15 Fujin, 3.45 FOXY FOREVER (NAP), 4.15 Maid Of The Glens, 4.45 Windy Citi, 5.15 Living Leader.

DOUBLE: Foxy Forever and Windy Citi.

Michael Wigham's stable is going well at present and the Newmarket trainer can strike while the iron is hot in the Racing UK Anywhere Handicap at Nottingham.

Foxy Forever is a lightly-raced sprinter who has only had four starts in his life, making a successful and well-backed two-year-old debut at Wolverhampton before disappointing in an Ascot nursery, but he was only seen once last season when landing a handicap at York.

Evidently not easy to prepare, Wigham chose his local track to launch Foxy Forever's 2014 campaign and he ran a particularly eye-catching race when finishing third just over a fortnight ago.

Slowly away and held up, he met trouble in running when attempting to make a move inside the final furlong, but ran on again once finding room and was gaining all the time on the leading pair.

Wigham runs a small but tight operation and is a trainer to be noted when the money comes, so Foxy Forever merits close attention.

His fellow Newmarket trainer Chris Wall is another to be in some form at present, and Windy Citi is one to note on her handicap debut at Colwick Park.

Wall is particularly good with fillies, and has brought this daughter of Zamindar on steadily in three maiden runs.

Two starts have been this year, at Yarmouth and Warwick, and the latter effort was her most encouraging to date as she plugged on for fourth behind well-backed favourite Munaaser.

The Watch Racing UK On Sky Channel 432 Handicap does not look a strong affair, and as Windy Citi takes part off a mark of just 62, she ought to have plenty of scope for improvement.

It is a long drive from Herefordshire to Norfolk but Marico can justify the journey in Fakenham's Light Dragoons Handicap Chase.

Tom Symonds' gelding only returned from a winter break at Fontwell at the beginning of May, when he gave his all and was only worried out of it in the final strides by The Kings Assassin.

The run will have done Marico a lot of good and he can capitalise.

Victor Dartnall has a select summer squad and Ut Majeur Aulmes is expected to build upon his recent cosy Perth success in the Best Dressed Lady Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.

The chestnut was having just his second start over fences in Scotland, when nursed home under a confident ride, and there should be more in the locker as he was not unduly punished by the assessor for the win.

  • Posted at 1243 BST on 30/05/2014.