Friday and Saturday’s runners

We start at Newbury on Friday with Spoof (by Poets Voice). Although he’s not really bred to be an early two year old his always been very forward and mature. He hasn’t got a great draw in one, and this race could well be a learning curve for him.

Nafaayes (by Sea The Stars) runs in the mile and a quarter fillies maiden. She was very backward last year, and went to Lingfield for a gallop about a month ago. She was still very green there and will probably benefit hugely for this run.

Mulhimatty (by Invincible Spirit) and Dr Goodhead (by Zoffany) run in the two divisions of the seven furlong maiden. They both had setbacks last year, however are ready for a run now. Dr Goodhead has had a racecourse gallop.

Aware runs at Bath in the evening. He was very green on his debut, and although he seems a bit more switched on at home it could be you will see the best of him after this run.

Arwa runs in the Fred Darling at Newbury on Saturday. She needs to find a lot on her bare form, but she’s going nicely at home and is well bred so we’re trying to nick some black type.

Anif goes in mile maiden – he is another who’s had a racecourse gallop but will need a run.

Grapevine seems really well in himself at home and we’re hoping for a decent performance from him in the mile and a quarter handicap.

On what he shows at home The Big Short is the best handicapped horse in the yard, but he hasn’t put it together on the track yet. He’s been gelded over the winter and has changed shape, so hopefully he can show what he’s made of at Nottingham in the evening.