Owner Carol Bushnell is having a great season with her horses and she celebrated her third horse to get its head in front this year when The Mouse King stormed home to win by seven lengths at Southwell on Sunday.
He had shown plenty of promise in a few runs to date but this was a big step up in his form and he looks an exciting prospect. He will likely get a big rise in the weights for this so we might try and run him under a penalty before the new rating comes in to effect.
After Hurricane Kiko and Fen Tiger also won for Carol this summer, she is hoping the good run doesn't stop yet!
The hot spell of weather is meant to end any day soon but the forecast wet weather that was meant to come with it seems to be drying up fast so it's unlikely that the ground will change much in the coming days. It's a shame as we have plenty of horses with good chances when there's some softer ground about.
There's no such concerns for Engrave at Chelmsford on Tuesday as she is on the all-weather.
She ran a much better race than we thought last time when she finished second. I thought she would need the race to sharpen up so, if she does, she should run well again.
Mrs Meader has a couple entries this week on Thursday and Sunday but she needs a bit of rain to arrive before then if she is to run. It has been two months now since we last saw her winning at Newbury and it has been a long wait since then for soft ground but hopefully she'll get her chance to shine again soon.
Amberdaay runs on the all-weather at Chelmsford on Saturday after a short break. She showed promise earlier in the year before the wheels fell off her campaign a bit so hopefully the short break has freshened her up and she can show some form again.
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