The rain is finally arriving in HQ this week and it is much needed. There are cracks in the earth throughout Newmarket and those who have prepared their soft ground horses for a Spring campaign have been pulling their hair out. It has to have contributed towards what have been worrying field sizes in many races throughout the country but there are also too many meetings at times!
We have a busy week here at Albert House Stables. Global Vision made a satisfactory start for us at Windsor yesterday when 4th. The ground dried back close to good ground and he will be one who will enjoy a good deal of cut. There is plenty to work on with him as he is still not the finished article and he will be a fun horse to have. Global Flight runs today at Lingfield, there are a lot of newcomers we know nothing about but she looks to have an each way chance and he will hopefully improve a little for her debut. Global Mirage makes her debut tomorrow at Kempton, she will improve as the year goes on but it looks like a good starting point for her. We run Global Prospector back at Chelmsford on Thursday evening and he would look to have a strong chance in a 4 runner field. Global Warning goes to Ascot on Friday for a competitive 6f handicap and it will be interesting to see him back on the turf on what should be decent ground. Global Esteem and Sir Oliver are likely to go head to head on Saturday in a 6f handicap and it will be interesting to see how they go as a stiff 6f should suit them both.
B It was a strange weekend here in Newmarket as whilst it was great to have the Guineas back on in the first weekend in May, the atmosphere was still missing in the town. It will be fantastic to move back to normality and I am sure the 2022 renewals will be a special occasion. Poetic Flare got his head down at the right time in the 2000 Guineas and further enhanced Jim Bolger’s CV as a master Trainer and Breeder. Master Of The Seas was a little unlucky but ran a fine race and Lucky Vega ran a blinder in third. After a disappointing 2000 Guineas, Aidan bounced back as he always does and Mother Earth powered down the middle to far-side of the track to beat Saffron Beach, who ran a blinder in second. It was good to see Fev Rover snatch third as it is important that syndicates do well in big races in this country. It happens in Australia all the time but much less frequently here, if racing enthusiasts can see that a syndicate can place in a Classic here, it may just entice them into ownership and that is good for the long-term health of the sport.