A chastening experience for your fearless blogger at Longchamp last week with Treve proving me badly wrong in spectacular style by winning her second Arc de Triomphe. To compound my woes Sole Power saw less daylight than a Vegas stag do in the Abbaye. C’est la vie as they say. We move on in hope of a better weekend.
We are paying 6 places in the Cesarewitch (Newmarket 3:50) and Swynmor (12/1) appeals as the type of solid horse who can place at the very least. He finished fifth behind the 11/2 favourite Quick Jack in the big amateur race at Galway. That was a big effort given his jockey had to drop in from a wide draw. Between a muddling gallop and having to switch wide on the bottom bend he did well to get as close as he did. He is 11lb better off with Tony Martin’s charge here and is surprisingly three times the price.