ROMAN LEGION is the outsider of the party at Brighton tomorrow in the 8.15, a 3yo only 7f handicap and given the 179-day absence, that is not a surprise. Overnight, he is a best priced 14/1 shot, the price forecast by the Racing Post.
Nine go to post, the going is Good to Firm and he is drawn seven. The son of Holy Roman Emperor has had to have a long time off since racing in January when he slipped leaving the stalls and subsequently had a very sore back.
Being a small horse, we were keen to get a particularly small jockey and have booked John Fahy, who interestingly won the same race last year.
Tomorrow, Dean Ivory and I will be happy if he finishes mid-division. The important thing is that he enjoys the race and comes back without too many issues afterwards. Dangers abound including Royal Peace, Miss Mirabeau and Tigerfish in a difficult to call race.