Richard Fahey: My Sunday team

  • Last Updated: March 29 2014, 17:39 GMT

Trainer Richard Fahey was out of luck on Saturday at Doncaster, but here's his guide to his runners on Sunday.

Brae Hill wins at Doncaster again
Brae Hill wins at Doncaster again

On Sunday, we start with Manchestar in division one of the William Hill Download The App Handicap. The trip would be sharp enough here but we're pleased with him and I can see him running well.

We're double handed in division two with Khelman and Justonefortheroad. The latter was balloted out of the Spring Cup and while seven furlongs might be ok for him, I suspect he'll be better back up to a mile. He's in good form though.

So is Khelman who's always worked like a much better horse at home than the one we see on a racetrack. It's frustrating as we thought he'd have won a few more races by now, we do feel he's well handicapped, and it would be nice to see him start the season well.

We also have two runners in the John Smith's Extra Smooth Maiden Stakes. Woodbridge is a half brother to Overturn but is a very keen horse and one who needs to learn to settle. Hopefully he'll be better on that front on Sunday.

Hesketh Bank was very backward last year and makes his racecourse debut. He's sure to be better with a bit more time and experience.

I don't know whether Sir Reginald will run in the William Hill Bet On The Move Handicap if the ground gets very soft. That said we think he's a better horse over seven furlongs so his stamina could come into play. If he settles he could run very well, that's the key to him.

Flyman took a while to find his form last season but ran well here and at Newmarket at the backend. He's wintered better between three and four than he did between two and three and I'd be hopeful of a good run - although the ground could be a worry.

The field for the William Hill No 1 Downloaded Betting App Doncaster Shield may lack a little in terms of quantity but not quality. Our runner Romantic Settings has it to do on the ratings but goes into the race fit and well and we're sneaking in there under the radar a little. She'll run well.

Latenightrequest will love the ground at Doncaster. She hasn't come in her coat yet but is working nicely and I can see her running well in the WearAHatDay - Brain Tumour Research Handicap.

Finally two of our stable stalwarts run in the Universal Recycling Handicap. Mica Mica always gives a good account and ran well on his last two starts on the all-weather. High Office didn't get his head in front last season when seemingly in the handicapper's grip but ran very well on a number of occasions. They both go there fit and in good form at home.


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