Noseda In Form Now…

July 15th, 2017 | Ian Carnaby's Racing News

Jeremy Noseda had a winner at Newmarket on Friday and the signs are that his Newmarket stable is clicking into gear. He had two quite strongly fancied runners at Royal Ascot, Abe Lincoln and Sixties Groove, and both may be worth a wager on Saturday.

Abe Lincoln was just touched off in the Britannia last year and had not raced since then when attracting support before the Royal Hunt Cup. Noseda is more than capable of winning with a horse under those circumstances but Abe Lincoln was racing on very different ground and never quite got into the argument. He is worth another chance in the mile handicap which opens proceedings at York.

Sixties Groove was trapped behind runners in the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap and, by the time Adam Kirby moved him to the outside, there was no prospect of taking a hand in the finish. On the face of it he has a very tough task in the John Smith’s Cup later on, especially over a shorter trip, but there is more improvement in Sixties Groove than most of these and he may go close at quite a big price.

They race just about everywhere and it’s a question of fining things down. Now that Kevin Ryan’s stable is over the equine herpes which caused a virtual shut-down, Lexington Abbey can show his ability in the valuable five-furlong handicap at Ascot. Steady Pace has a fair each-way chance in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket and it looked to me the other day that Richard Fahey had coaxed George Bowen back to his best and he will trouble the best in the Scurry Cup at the Curragh.