Dan Skelton previews his Friday runners including The International at Cheltenham
Bridget Andrews goes to Cheltenham on Friday where we have Crooks Peak (12.40). He is having his first run for us so I don’t know that much about him. He was going to run at Huntingdon on Sunday but that was called off.
I just want to get him out there. He’s run well at the track for Philip Hobbs previously and we will see how gets on before making more plans. He’s fit but I just don’t know what to expect.
Mohaayed (15.35) runs in the 3m handicap and I am really excited about him. I’ve had this race in mind since Aintree. I think he will go well. Bridget won a County Hurdle on him so I am looking forward to running him.
Harry (Skelton) goes to Bangor where Robin Gold (12.05) is probably our best chance. She won very nicely at Ascot under a great ride from Bridget. I think Bridget should be in a shoo-in for Ride of the Month, or even Ride of the Season. I think Robin Gold will go very close.
Harry was very good himself winning on Accordingtogino (13.30) at Warwick last time and I think they have another great chance at Bangor.
It’s winter ground. He may prefer a little better ground but he has gone well on soft in the past so there should be no real excuse.
I also run Finistere (15.10) in the Novices’ Hurdle. I want to see what the ground is like. If it’s heavy we might look at something else.