We're set to be represented all over the place this week with lots of entires across the country.
Monday will see us stretched with three runners at three different meetings and the hardest part has been finding ways to get them to the races but thankfully I managed to somehow!
First on the day at Leicester will be Raha who has her first run in over a year after being given a winter break and then another break during lockdown so it has taken her until now to get fully fit again. I expect her to be a bit ring-rusty after so long off but she has plenty of ability and should be winning off her current rating later in the season.
Spanish Mane has already got her head in front this year and she'll be looking to double up at Lingfield. She does most of her racing at Yarmouth so a change of scenery could perk her up but she obviously likes a straight track which she will have here as the race is on the turf course. It's an apprentice rider race and we have a good booking in Georgia Dobie who would be one of the most experienced in the race and has been in good form recently.
Rounding off the day will be Valletta Sunset at Windsor and he couldn't have a better jockey on board than Hollie Doyle. He was a bit disappointing on handicap debut last time but the one mile trip on firm ground proved to be a bit sharp for him so two furlongs extra here and a bit more juice in the ground can hopefully see him in a better light.
Like Raha, War Empress is another who hasn't been seen in a while due to the lockdown but she is fit again now and seems to be a lot better for the time off. She might need the run to blow away the cobwebs at Kempton on Wednesday but she certainly has the ability to win off her current rating.
It has been hard to fault Gas Monkey recently with three second places in a row and he deserves to win a race now. He is entered at Haydock on Thursday and it looks another good opportunity for him. He has taken his recent races well and the track should suit him so fingers crossed he can run another great race.
Rounding off a busy week will be a couple of entries in Alibaba and Divine Queen on Friday.
Alibaba has improved a tonne this season and was not shamed when second last time as the winner has won again since and our lad didn't really like the firm ground that much. He will also be entered at Yarmouth the following week so I'll keep an eye on the weather to see where gets the best ground.
Divine Queen fared much better last time when third at Yarmouth and I hope she can build on that and get a bit closer to winning at Salisbury. She took the race well so I have no fears heading into the race but she does want some soft in the ground.
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