I mentioned at the start of the week that the two-year-old I have a handful of shares in with the Raceshare group, Treasure Time, was entered at Kempton Park on Wednesday and the gelding will run.
He has had his difficulties since his debut at Newbury back in June, following his antics that day in the parade ring and subsequently at Somerville Lodge the snips were reached for, and recently he scoped badly meaning he missed an intended run last month at Pontefract. He also had a quarter crack in his foot recently but following the application of a poultice that has cleared up nice and quickly. William Haggas and the team feel he’s still very much a horse that will vastly improve next year, but over the 7f distance they are hoping that he will improve on his Newbury effort; that race has had six winners come out of it so the form is fair. The winner at Newbury, Iberain, went on to win the G.2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster having been unlucky in the G.2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood prior to that. Young Cieren Fallon rides and though I am not tipping him as such (I will of course have a few bob on) I would like to think he has an each-way chance, fingers crossed. Most importantly I hope he runs well and learns from the experience and it's simply nice to see him back on a racecourse.
Charlie Appleby sends Age Of Baroque, who I tipped on his debut when third over track and trip last month, and the son Lope De Vega looks to have a serious chance here.