Friday, August 09, 2013

Shergar Cup Stayers

Ascot's Shergar Cup meeting has never been one of my favourites...

Ten go in the Stayers' Handicap at 1.30. Mark Johnson's filly Broxbourne bids to repeat her course and distance victory over Homeric in the Brown Jack Handicap fifteen days ago. Since then this tough filly has won the Goodwood Stakes but now Homeric is eight pounds better off for a three and a half length defeat. There was also a hint that that Ryan Moore may have left his charge with too much ground to make up on that occasion.

Kieren Fallon is in the plate tomorrow. Homeric, 6/1 in several places at the time of writing, is the suggestion.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Sent off 9/2 joint favourite, Homeric held market rival Mutual Regard a neck on the line, Fallon hitting the front with his charge in the final 75 yards.

Nice riding, Kieren ;)