Fev Rover goes for Group One glory for our columnist at ParisLongchamp today - check out his thoughts right here.
FEV ROVER is absolutely flying at home ahead of the Prix Marcel Boussac at ParisLongchamp.
I’m just frustrated the ground looks like being as testing as it is. She’s won on heavy but is such a good moving filly that I’m sure she’d prefer it faster.
She’s improving all the time at home, getting stronger and more professional and I genuinely think she’s a Group One filly. She just keeps getting better and does everything so easily, which is always the sign of a good one.
This is the best race she’s contested but she goes there in great order.
We also run TORO STRIKE in the Qatar Prix de la Foret and are under no illusions over the size of the task he faces.
He’s run well at Goodwood the last twice but this is a completely different ball game. If he was in the first four I’d be over the moon.
Umm Kulthum ran an absolute blinder to finish third behind Alcohol Free in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket last week. I was absolutely delighted with her, especially coming back so quickly from her run at Ayr the week before.
You could nearly argue she was a shade unlucky from her draw as she was on the inside and was very keen. She’s finished for the season now and I have to train her as a Guineas filly next spring. The pedigree suggests she’ll get a mile and she’s rated 110 now so is knocking on the door.
I’d love her to winter really well and then we can have a proper go at it.
Rhythm Master is also finished for the year after taking third behind Alkumait in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.
Hand on heart we were a fraction disappointed with him but when we got him back home it was clear he’s still a big, backward, weak horse.
There’s an awful lot more to come from him next year and he too will be trained for one of the Guineas trials.
There are plenty of other two-year-olds still in action and