The website editor has returned from holiday and thankfully James Eustace is now fully recovered from his recent operation to remove his appendix. There are a few runners this week across the country.
ALOUETTE makes her racecourse debut at Nottingham tomorrow. The race looks as if it is a hot maiden race but she is ready to run now and James Eustace was keen to run her first time out on a decent track and with decent ground. She will ideally be suited by further in time so will probably find one or two too good for her tomorrow.
ELMíS SCHOOL BOY has been found an ideal opportunity on Thursday evening at Chepstow. He is running in a 12 furlong selling handicap and has the assistance of Seb Saunders in the saddle. He ran quite well in an equivalent race at Yarmouth over 8 furlongs last time and Ted Durcan, the jockey that day, thought he would be suited by further. Ideally he would be running over 10 furlongs but this looks such a bad race on paper that James Eustace thinks it is worth trying him over this longer trip. His dam stayed 12 furlongs so there is good chance he will stay at this level.HIGHLAND CASCADE also has a good chance at Chester the same day. She is a course and distance winner and although this is a competitive race she should run well. She is in good form at present and could be forgiven her last run on the Polytrack as the surface didnít suit her.
WESTER LODGE could run at Salisbury on Friday in a 12 furlong 3 year olds only handicap if the race looks a weak contest. He ran well at Bath recently to finish fourth in a decent handicap. James Eustace is slightly concerned that the track wonít suit him so he could wait for a race at Yarmouth the following week.