Goodwood Sonnet WILL NOT RUN in the Racing TV Profits Returned to Racing Handicap Stakes at Nottingham on Easter Saturday, 20th April. The ground is currently good to firm with watering taking place in an effort to maintain this level. At their recent meeting on 10th April the ground was described as very fast with a track record having been recorded at handicap level; which would confirm this.
Instead our boy is likely to be aimed for a 10 furlong handicap for three-year-olds only rated 0-60 at Salisbury on 2nd May. The race is scheduled for 6:30pm and this line will confirm the entry next week.
I am due to see Goodwood Rebel on 25th April and will offer a full update thereafter. Trainer Ralph Beckett continues to be very happy with our colt.
We are looking forward to welcomng Members to the visit to Lower Coombe Stables on Tuesday, 23rd April for a 10.00am start. Please kindly note that acceptances for the visit have now closed.
This line will be updated again next Friday, 26th April following my visit to Kimpton Down, when we will also confirm the entry for Goodwood Sonnet. In the meantime we wish you all a very Happy Easter and I must confess that I’m not sorry about avoiding the M1 on Easter Saturday!
Goodwood Sonnet put in a pleasing piece of work over seven furlongs on the long sand gallop on Saturday morning. Partnered with the 68-rated Chinese Alphabet, he worked the better of the two, finishing firmly on the bridle and happy with himself. Although he remains on the small side, he is definitely stronger and deeper this year. He holds an entry at Nottingham in the Racing TV Profits Returned to Racing Handicap Stakes, over 10 furlongs on Easter Saturday, 20th April at 7:05pm. The 0-60 Class 6 Handicap has attracted 25 entries with a maximum field of 16 permissible. The ground is currently given as good to firm which could be an issue.
There is also a suitable race for him at Salisbury on 2nd May; again a Class 6, 10 furlong handicap for three-year-olds rated 0-60. The race is scheduled for 6:30pm. Both races will suit him and William Knight will take a view regarding the ground at Nottingham.
I am due to see Goodwood Rebel on 25th April and will offer a full update then. Trainer Ralph Beckett continues to be very happy with our colt.
We are looking forward to welcomng Members on the visit to Lower Coombe Stables on 23rd April. Please kindly note that acceptances for the visit to: firstname.lastname@example.org close TODAY. Thank you.
The line will be updated again on Thursday, 18th April confirming the declaration for Goodwood Sonnet at Nottingham or news of whether William will wait for the Salisbury option. Until then we wish you a Happy Easter.