James Eustace is looking forward to RUBY WINE running in the Listed Ballymacoll Stakes at Newbury on Wednesday evening. Obviously her form got a huge boost on Friday when Eswarah won the Oaks. It is a competitive affair but the filly is working well and should run a nice race. PRINCESS GALADRIEL makes her debut for the stables in the next race on the card, a 7 furlong fillies handicap. This horse only joined the yard recently so James Eustace does not know too much about her but hopes she will run a nice race. She may just need the run as she has not been back in training very long.
TRANSACTION is to have the blinkers applied for the first time at Folkestone on Monday. James Eustace canít explain why he ran so badly at Doncaster last time but basically he has always been a slightly lazy sprinter so he hopes that the combination of dropping him back in trip to 6 furlongs and applying the blinkers will sharpen him up a bit. He has worked well in the blinkers at home and does seem very well in himself so hopefully he will run well. He does have to overcome a bad draw though, he is drawn 4 of the 14 runners and a high draw is usually preferred as the runners tend to come up the far rail. DEMI TASSE is also running at Folkestone in a 10 furlong median maiden. She ran an encouraging race at Lingfield first time out so if she has learnt from that experience she should run respectably.
MISTER AZIZ has a choice of engagements on Tuesday with Redcar being the preferred choice over Salisbury. He does need a few to come out of the Redcar race though. As long as the ground remains firm and he gets a decent draw he should run well. He ran well last time out at Lingfield from an impossible draw.
On Thursday RAFFISH is entered at Yarmouth in a 14 furlong handicap. It is an experiment trying him over this trip but he clearly did not handle the Windsor track at all so you can discount his form there. The jockey who rode him last time suggested trying him over further so if he does stay he could run well. He will not run though if the ground remains firm.
James Eustace is making an entry for the 2 year old TOFFEE TREAT at Lingfield on Saturday. She is a sharp filly and certainly sharp enough for 5 furlongs but she has been a bit green coming out of the stalls so will work out of the stalls on Tuesday before a decision is made about her participation on Saturday. Otherwise she will wait for a similar contest at Windsor in 2 weeks time.