Thursday, 6 March 2014


Scott Burton brings news
Clive says :
 "The 2000 might look ‘very tempting’

"CLIVE BRITTAIN says he won’t be afraid to take on the colts with star filly Rizeena is a general 10-1 chance.
“The veteran trainer proved he can still spring a surprise yesterday his Moyglare Stud Stakes winner has been entered in both the Newmarket Classics. She is the only filly among 73 entered  for the 2,000 Guineas on May 3rd , for which she is 25-1 with Betfred and William Hill.
“The fillies’ market is pretty strong and the fillies certain looked as good, if not better than the colts in general and it gives me the choice, “ said Brittain .
“It gives you an open deck. The aim is obviously to win the 1,000 Guineas but, if it was possible to win the 2,000, or the 1,000 looked a tougher race, then with a 3lb allowance, it might be very tempting to go for the 2,000 Guineas. “
“Rizeena has already proved her ability in mixed company when coming home a strong-finishing third to No Nay Never and fellow 1,000 Guineas possible Vorda, having been  slowly away, in the Prix Morny last August.
“Brittain believes the daughter of Iffraaj has done well over the close season and will not take too much getting ready. She would only be two or three serious bits of work away from fitness and she didn’t turn a hair when she did a seven -furlong spin yesterday, “ says Britain “I couldn’t be more pleased. “
“Radiator  and Along Again have been entered for the 1,000 Guineas by Sir Michael , who said yesterday : “I’m hoping to train them both in trials in the spring, then make a decision.
“Radiator was disappointing in her last run in the Oh So Sharp. We were not happy when she came back after the race and it is a dangerous time of year for fillies, and she may have picked up something. She was beaten a long way from home and was never travelling in the race in the way she was before. We have always liked her and hope to have her back, in the right direction.
“He added: “ Along Again progressed nicely with racing last year and found six furlongs too short in the Princess Margaret. If I had run her again she’d have gone over further and she had to have a (bone chip) taken out of one of her fetlocks.
“She’s progressive and does nothing at home and she saves it all for the course. I love horses like that. . We’ll know what to do with her as the spring progresses. “