Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Rey Nacarado Entered at Warwick on 24th February 2012

I've had a quick look at the entries and the 3.45 looks like an interesting race at Warwick this Friday, with several of the runners having competed alongside Giles Cross in the past. Several, indeed, pulled up during the National trial at Haydock at the weekend, so they all know what they need to beat.

Of those entered, Rey has already come up against the following:
  • Pacco, whom he beat by 10 lengths at Plumpton in December 2010, 3m2f, good to soft
  • Giles Cross, winner beating Rey Nacarado by 1.75 lengths at Fontwell in November 2011, 3m4f, soft
  • Fortification, 3rd to Giles Cross & Rey Nacarado in above, slow-run race, where Pacco was a faller
  • Leading Contender, ran third to Rey Nacarado's win at Newbury in December 2011, 3m2.5f, soft 
  • Fort View, ran fourth to Rey Nacarado in above slow run race 
  • Giles Cross won the National Trial at Haydock on Saturday where the following Ludlow entries also ran: Micko De Beauchene (Pulled Up) and Fredo (Pulled Up)
  • Wild Receiver is a stablemate of Rey Nacarado, so the trainer should know how this pair compare at home.
Trainer Charlie Longsdon has managed to bring home a couple of winners over the past two weeks, so let's hope his horses are performing well by Friday.

For this outing, assuming he runs, Rey Nacarado will carry 11st 7lbs. His stablemate, Wild Receiver,  is also entered - he won his last race easing down after making all in the Clugston Lincolnshire National (Handicap Chase) on December 31st 2011. Not too sure what to make of this, as Wild Receiver does have a tendancy to charge ahead as a front runner and can stay there, assuming he doesn't jump himself into trouble. Seems a bit of a quirky character, whose race on Friday might give clues to the overall plan for Rey Nacarado. He is, however, also entered at Sandown the same day.

Wild Receiver is not alone, as all of the following Warwick entries are also entered at Sandown:
  1. Ballyvessey
  2. Bench Warrent
  3. Chapolimoss
  4. Cotswald Charmer
  5. Fort View
  6. Inga Bird
  7. Mid Div and Creep
  8. Pacco
  9. Sandhurst
Let's await the final declarations before jumping to any conclusions and trying to assess the chances of Rey Nacarado.

Shona Prophett

1 comment:

  1. Foiled again, as Rey Nacarado doesn't run at Warwick today, afterall. Seems I'll need to wait a little longer to see how his career is going to progress.

    Still, we can, at least, see how his competitors are doing.