GRACIOUS PROSPECT (Race 1, No. 7):
I've tended to hold back some of my two-year-olds this season, so it's hard to get a gauge on them.
This colt is the quickest I've sent to the races so far. I've been impressed with him and he's drawn nicely, but having said that, it's hard to get a gauge on those that have run and won. But, as I say, I'm very happy with him.
WHY NOT (Race 2, No. 7):
He's an import who's had two runs for two wins. I've trialled him and he won that trial in good fashion. I'm not sure what the pace is like in the race but I'm training him like a young talented stayer, so he'll go back in the early part of the race and make his move in the straight. I can't fault his work; he's a very nice horse.
MANILA JEWEL (Race 7, No. 8):
Always been an honest mare … whatever she tackled, she's always done her best. From barrier three she will be racing very much on the pace, but to be very honest I can't see anyone beating the favourite, Silent Achiever.