We will have seven representatives on Thursday, with four over the jumps at Wetherby, where the going is currently described as soft, heavy in places, and three making their way up to Newcastle for their all weather meeting.
Lillistar has been bought as a dual purpose horse, and she will make her stable and hurdles debut for us in the first at Wetherby, in the juvenile hurdle, over two miles, at 1.15.pm, with Emma Smith-Chaston taking the ride. Lillistar has had seven runs on the flat as a two and three year old, with her best run being on her fifth start back in June at Leicester, when finishing runner up over 10 furlongs, suggesting that there is every chance that she will see out this trip over hurdles.
Cornerstone Lad who probably knows his way around Wetherby blind folded, will step back up in trip to the extended two miles and three furlongs at 2.25.pm, when he contests the 0-40 handicap chase, with Emma Smith-Chaston riding him for the first time. Cornerstone Lad is being given every chance by the handicapper as he has been dropped a further 4lb from his last start, in this very competitive looking event.