The Cesarewitch was a bit of a disappointment with Keys perhaps doing a little bit too much early on from his wide draw, he was also badly struck into on his near hind which will require a bit of treatment. There are immediate plans for him but I would imagine that he would start schooling fairly soon with Marcus Foley to see whether he is going to be a decent hurdler or not.
The horses leave this morning via Amsterdam on their way to Woodbine. All being well they will arrive at Woodbine on Tuesday evening. Both Bated Breath and Sea of Heartbreak seem to be in good form, although I am not sure I like the forecast of rain over there later this week.
We have three runners today at Windsor with Priceless Jewel making her debut in the 6 furlong maiden race. She is a half sister to Tante Rose by one of my favourite stallions, Selkirk. She is a late foal and went through a growing spurt during the summer but her work is progressing well and I hope that she will put up an encouraging performance for the future.
Tiger Cub runs in the first division of the mile Nursery and I hope she can squeak a win before she goes to the Horses in Training Sale on October 25th. She drops back two furlongs but there are precious few alternative races and if the race had not divided, she would probably have been balloted out.
Loxton Lad runs in the 5.40pm where I hope we will see a little more encouragement than we did in his last race at Kempton, where he did not seem to enjoy the kickback.