Richard Fahey: Kyllachy can Star
Mayson winning the Darley July Cup at Newmarket last week was a fantastic boost for the yard, everyone was absolutely thrilled for him and he was very much the forgotten horse of the race.
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There was a genuine excuse for his defeat at York and the ground was virtually unraceable at Newcastle next time. Also we held him up that day and in hindsight that was the wrong thing to do.
Had he gone straight to the July Cup from winning the Abernant then he'd have been second or third favourite so we felt he had a chance.
There are now four races for him, the Prix Maurice de Gheest, Nunthorpe at York, Sprint Cup at Haydock and the Abbaye at Longchamp. All the Group Two options are out the window and he'll run in two or three of those four.
He has come out of the July Cup very well; he's absolutely bouncing so we're delighted with him.
Barefoot Lady ran another brave race in finishing sixth in the Falmouth Stakes. She ran her heart out and never lets you down. She's Group One placed but just falls below the very best - she is as hardy as they come and would run every day if you let her.
Our Boy Jack is in great form and he goes down to Ascot for the Longines Handicap. He's a three-year-old taking on the older horses but if they go a good gallop and things fall right he could run a very big race.
We also run Viva Ronaldo in that race. He has two ways of running and they'll need to go a good gallop as he is best hunting in the middle of a pack of horses. If he sees too much daylight he travels too well and doesn't come home. You'll know you're fate after a couple of furlongs but if he has plenty of cover he could run a nice race at a big price for all the handicapper has probably got him.
Our next runner is Coolminx in the Bet At Bluesquare On Your Mobile E.B.F. Fillies' Handicap at Newmarket. She usually starts coming to herself at this time of the year and ran a little better the last day. She loves soft ground and is going to pop up one of these days and hopefully it will be this time.
Done Dreaming is a horse Middleham Park bought at the Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sales. We haven't had him long but he's a sharp lad and makes his debut in the E .B.F. yorkshire.com Back Le Bid Maiden Stakes at Ripon. He can be a little keen and will come on for the experience though.
Lady Loch runs in the Deloitte Handicap at Ascot. We're desperate to run her on better ground and we hope it dries up a bit for her. She's in very good form and coped well with soft ground at Leicester and Haydock but we've always felt there's a little more to come from her on decent ground.
Sunnyside Tom is a stable stalwart and he makes his reappearance in the ripon-races.co.uk Handicap. He'll probably be running in claimers again but he seems in good form at home and Eireann is only having his second ride aboard him. I hope they both come home safe and sound and enjoy the experience.
Kyllachy Star ran better than his finishing position suggests at Sandown last time and he's down at Newmarket for the Get Your Bet On At Blue Square Handicap. The quicker the gallop they go the better and he's running in good races all the time but he's going to pop up one of these days. He'll love the soft ground and hopefully today is the day as he's my Sky Bet charity bet.
We've three runners in the Betfair Summer Double International Stakes at Ascot. Brae Hill has been a star for us all year, he keeps running well even though he hasn't anything in hand of the handicapper. He won a Lincoln, finished fourth in the Victoria Cup and will give another good account of himself
We're claiming off Castles In The Air with Raul Da Silva. The horse is in good form but the handicapper has him by the throat. That said he could run well in a race like this, dropped in and getting plenty of cover. You can forget his last run, he ran into all sorts of trouble at Royal Ascot, and if they go a gallop and he settles here he wouldn't be without a chance.
Justonefortheroad is in the form of his life. He won his first three races and shot up the handicap and has been shown no respite since. He'll need a career best to win this but as I say he's never been better at home.
Cosmic Moon ran in an amateur race last time and he's at Haydock for the 32RedPoker.com Handicap. She should nearly have won the last day but has taken that race well, is in good form and should run well.
Cielo Rojo is owned by a syndicate from Sky Sports Digital Media and Sky Bet and I'm pleased to say they're more temperamental than he is! He qualifies for a handicap mark after this run and is laid-back horse so the experience will do him good. He stays well but the 32 Bonus At 32Red.com Maiden Stakes at Haydock looks a warm heat.
Munsarim was claimed by his owners and he runs in the Porto Racing Claiming Stakes at Lingfield. He's been a little disappointing and can hang a bit, but he'd be capable of winning this at his best. He's working well.
Hi There won at Musselburgh two starts ago and runs in the closing race at Haydock, the Text 32Red To 89932 Handicap. They went a real good gallop when he won, he settled and came through nicely. He then went to Newcastle on that very deep ground and they crawled and he was too keen. He needs to settle but if he does he'll run well. The horse thinks he's fast and isn't - he's just too keen!