Richard Fahey: Relying on Reg

  • By: Richard Fahey
  • Last Updated: September 13 2012, 15:57 BST

Richard Fahey goes through his team for days two and three of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster.

Sir Reginal: Richard Fahey's sole representative on Friday

The St Leger meeting is always a tough one to find winners as the racing is so competitive but I'm looking forward to the whole week. It ends on Sunday with Barefoot Lady who goes in The Canadian, there will be more on her in my weekend column, but I can report that she has arrived over there safely and Jamie Spencer will ride.


Kaldoun Kingdom probably won't run in the Willie McKay Sports Management Handicap as he should get in the Portland on Saturday, but I should be represented by Sir Reginald. He's 4lbs lower than when he was placed in the Bunbury Cup so if he can reproduce that run he'd have a chance.


I'm double-handed in the European Breeders' Fund Carrie Red Fillies' Nursery with Jamesbo's Girl and Strange Magic. Jamesbo's Girl ran well at Leicester last time but she has to step up again here as it's very competitive. However, she has a small chance. Strange Magic was very disappointing at Ascot the other day, she just wasn't good enough. I've given her plenty of time since then but she won't run if the ground is too firm.

It's the same for Miss Work Of Art ahead of the Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes as if it's too firm she won't go. She's fine, she's had an easy season and we're happy with her. She needs to improve for her reappearance at Pontefract last time but she is going the right way. I'd be surprised if she were up to winning this on just her second start of the campaign but we'll see.

Polski Max and Flyman go in the Weatherbys Insurance 300,000 2-Y-O Stakes and I'm happy with them both. Polski Max is in great order and the 6f 110y trip should suit him well, but he has got quite a few pounds to find with a few of them so it will be tough for him.

I feel sorry for my charities after recent efforts but the Sky Bet Charity Bet will be on Flyman who is in great order at home. The trip will be perfect for him, the ground will be perfect for him and he's unbeaten after wins at Nottingham and York. It's just whether he's good enough now but I am hopeful of a good run.

It's a warm DFS Park Hill Stakes with horses from Sir Michael Stoute's, John Gosden's and Mahmood Al Zarooni's all with chances. Cracking Lass does her own thing but I was pleased with her comeback at York and she has a squeak.

Richard Fahey will be back on Friday morning with the full rundown on his Saturday team.