Monday, November 05, 2007

Weather set fair?

Heavy rain in Australia threatens the chance of British runners in the Melbourne Cup; the lack of rain in Britain sees top class horses missing the Haldon Gold Cup.

Phillip Hobbs' Fair Along is the class horse in the field at Exeter tomorrow and consequently has to give weight away to his four rivals. The five year old isn't the biggest of animals, but his recent third of thirty three runners in The Cesarewitch reads well. This race looks trappy and is certainly no foregone conclusion; I won't be rushing to take odds-on and would advise a watching brief, especially as the trainer has told us the horse may be slighter better going left-handed.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Over in Australia, Purple Moon and Mahler ran creditably to finish second and third respectively in the Melbourne Cup.
At Exeter Pablo Du Charmil (9/2)led all the way to beat Royal Shakespeare (8/1) and Fair Along (11/8 favourite) by three lengths and one and three quarter lengths. Fair Along jumped poorly on this occasion which appears to have cost him his chance.