Richard Fahey: Burton hopes

  • Last Updated: April 18 2014, 18:30 BST

Richard Fahey's brings us a horse-by-horse guide to his runners on Easter Saturday.

  • Burtonwood: Out to open his account at Nottingham (copyright Sal Smithson www.richardfahey.com)
  • Skye's The Limit: Drops in class and potentially well treated. Copyright Sal Smithson www.richardfahey.com 

I was delighted with Sandiva’s win in the Nell Gwyn at Newmarket and she’s come out of the race very well. We’ll monitor her over the next week or so but she’s earned the right to have a crack at the QIPCO 1000 Guineas and I’d like to go there.

It’s a case of back to the drawing board with Parbold following his run in the Free Handicap. I don’t know what to make of it, and I was disappointed he didn’t win. We’ll see how he is later in the week before making plans but to be competitive in a Guineas he needed to be winning on Wednesday.

His rating was about right for what he’d achieved before but I thought he’d improved past it over the winter so we’ll just let the dust settle and decide where to go.

We’ve had six two-year-old runners so far this season and no winners. But I’ll be disappointed if Burtonwood is beaten in the IJF 50th Anniversary Maiden Stakes at Nottingham on Saturday.

He’s benefitted from his first start at Leicester and it would be nice to pick up a bonus here. We also run Clouds Rest who is a very nice filly ready for her debut. On what we see at home she can’t beat Burtonwood – but I’ve been surprised before.

I was a little disappointed with Skye’s The Limit on his reappearance but in hindsight it was probably a very warm race. We thought our fellow was well handicapped before the last day and he drops in grade for the New Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap. He’s strong enough to carry the big weight and I’d be very hopeful over him

Her Red Devil runs in the Download New Racing UK iPad App Handicap. She doesn’t show a whole heap at home but the handicapper has given her a bit of a chance, dropping her a couple of pounds since her last run at Newcastle.