Fahey: Stars all set to shine
Top trainer Richard Fahey with his unmissable guide to his runners on Saturday.
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It's great to be involved on Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe day at Longchamp with a realistic chance of winning a Group One.
We won on Arc weekend with Wootton Bassett a couple of years ago and it was a thrilling feeling, one I hope we can repeat with Mayson in the Prix de l'Abbaye.
He hasn't run since his July Cup triumph for one reason and another but he's in great form now and I'm delighted with him.
I just hope we get the rub of the green with him as he has a mighty chance if things go well.
In the big race itself, I fancy Camelot to do the business under Frankie Dettori. I think he's a wonder horse and if he gets luck in running he'll win.
Here are my thoughts on our domestic runners for Saturday:
Garswood runs at Ascot in the BMW Cornwallis Stakes after his win last time at Ayr and does have to step up. We have always thought that he was a decent horse but he has been a slow learner.
He is one of our better two-year-olds so it was nice to see him win the other day and we are happy with him.
The seven-furlong trip will suit Khelman better in the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes at Redcar although I am a little bit worried about the ground - it is unknown rather than thinking he won't go on it. He is not a bad horse and is improving all the time so should have a sound chance.
Asgardella runs at Newmarket in the 300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2yo Fillies' Trophy and we were a little disappointed with her last run but she had to make the running. Seven furlongs is where she wants to be and she has a few pounds to find but it would not be the biggest shock to see her run a big race. She is quite a nice filly and better than her rating.
Aquarian Spirit runs at Redcar in the John Smith's Redcar Straight-Mile Championship Final Handicap and he likes the track. This is the lowest he has been rated in his lifetime and if he can step up and find his form again, he has a small chance.
Back down at Newmarket, White Coppice is in the 500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2yo Trophy and he has a lot to find so the best we can aim for is some prize money from the lower places. The ground was too quick for him the other day but he has 30 or 40 pounds to find so if we could collect some place money that would be brilliant.
Lady Loch is a well-handicapped filly ahead of the Piper-Heidsieck 'Rare' Handicap at Newmarket and she was my Charity Bet last week - it is about time I got some money in the kitty!
She has the ability to run another big race but everything has to be right for her.
I thought Brae Hill ran a blinder in the Ayr Gold Cup last time and was proud of him - he runs in the Betfred Challenge Cup at Ascot.
He has not got many pounds in hand but you never know in these big handicaps as they are a bit of lottery. But he takes his chance as he seems fine so we will see what happens.
I have got three runners in the totepool.com Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar - Woodland Mill, Strange Magic and Avec Rose.
I would be worried about the ground for Avec Rose. She was disappointing first time on soft going and I am not sure whether she did not handle it or whether she was too green to go on it.
Strange Magic will love the ground and is very fit and very well while Woodland Mill has been on the go a long time and I'm a bit worried she could have gone over the top.
All three have to step up on what they have shown so we will see what happens as there is plenty of prize money on offer.
Docs Legacy runs in the following race at Redcar, the Market Cross Jewellers Handicap.
I have not been able to find a race for him in the last month as he has been ready to run. He is in good order but I just hope he is not ring-rusty as he has not had much racing this year. He has a small each-way chance.
Avison is in the Thanks For 53 Years Derek Brown Selling Stakes at Redcar and he has a lot to find. He is a disappointing horse - he ran well in a maiden and then was beaten in a handicap so I don't know what to make of him. The trip and the ground will be fine for him.
Miss Work Of Art goes in the TRM Severals Stakes at Newmarket and she has been extremely disappointing. She had a small issue to start with but has not got going at all this year. She worked better last week and we were delighted with her but she needs to start putting it in on the track now.
Above The Stars ran a blinder at Ayr from a terrible draw and if she reproduces her Pontefract run in the Win A VIP Day Out At redcarracing.co.uk Handicap (Div1) at Redcar she would have a big chance. She is my Sky Bet Charity Bet for this weekend.
On to the evening at Wolverhampton and Fishforcompliments is in the 32Red.com Median Auction Maiden Stakes.