THE rain continues to pour down relentlessly throughout the country and at Newbury and Nottingham today, where the stable has runners, the going is Soft and Heavy respectively, which may not be ideal for Gregorian Girl, Lordsbridge Boy and Dors Law.
The first two both run in the 4.10 at Newbury, a 7f handicap and they are two of the outsider at 25/1 in the 11-runner field. Gregorian Girl ran quite well on Soft at Newmarket last year and her sire, Gregorian had form both on Soft and Heavy going, so she may handle it. Martin Dwyer is in the saddle.
Lordsbridge Boy makes his seasonal reappearance after 196 days off the track and this lightly raced gelding has never been on ground softer than Good. It would take a huge leap of faith to wade in at 25/1 with the prevailing ground conditions.
At Nottingham, Dor’s Law has to contend with Heavy going and as most of her form is on the all-weather and she has never raced on the turf with ground softer than Good to Soft, it is a guessing game as to how the 6yo mare will cope in the 5.25. However, she nearly won last time out over the same trip and her pilot that day, Sophie Ralston, is again in the saddle and again claims 7lbs. She is a 13/2 shot and quite weak in the betting.