Welcome to our new column from Scott Armstrong of The Sportsman, this column recaps on last week’s action.
Scott is a proven racing expert, thanks to his work at http://www.thesportsman.org.uk/ and has a keen eye for racing value, especially in the big feature races.
The weekends’s racing was overshadowed with the death of Rewilding in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The four year old tragically breaking his near-fore leg two furlongs from home. Nathaniel took another major step forward defeating Workforce by 2 ¾ lengths. Trained by the shrewd John Gosden the three year old colt travelled strongly throughout the race and proved gutsy as jockey William Buick called on his reserves of stamina to see off Workforce. The Ryan Moore ridden Workforce again highlighted his dislike for the Ascot track veering badly in the home straight when holding every chance. The Arc winner had been struck into by the ill fated Rewilding on the home turn and returned with a cut leg though whether he would have beaten Nathaniel if running on a straight course is open to debate. Both Nathaniel and Workforce look sure to head for the Arc now where soft going will be the requirement for Continue reading