We send two up to Musselburgh on Friday, where the going at the time if writing is soft, good to soft in places.
Le Grand Vert unfortunately only got as far as the first on Boxing Day at Market Rasen when unseating, but prior to that he had run well for a long way at Wetherby before tiring from the last, on his first start in over eight months. Le Grand Vert's best run for us was at Newcastle back in March when he was second from 3lb higher than now, and a repeat of that will see him well in the mix here. He runs at 12.10.pm, in the 0-100 conditional jockeys handicap chase, over the extended two miles and seven furlongs, with the in form Emma Smith-Chaston in the saddle.
Milajess is our other runner at 2.30.pm, in the 0-95 handicap hurdle, over the extended one mile and seven furlongs, with Emma Smith-Chaston retaining the ride. The pick of Milajess' Irish form was a second at Clonmel back in May, but in two runs since in Ireland, and his three starts since joining us, have not seen him get competitive. His mark continues to fall, and he is now 10lb below his opening British rating.
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Good luck to the connections, Richard Howard & Ben Howard, and The Monday Club.
Le Grand Vert.