Top jockey Robert Thornton talks exclusively to WBX INSIGHT.
Just the two rides today at Hereford but both may well start favourites.
Nenuphar Colognes (3.10pm) is another French import for the yard. Alan King has done particularly well with these sorts of horses and I can see this one improving for the experience of racing, and for the step up in trip. It may well be that you see this one go further and further in time as he seems to stay well.
He won well at Bangor over a little shorter trip and this extra distance should suit him even better. That was his first race in the UK and I feel there may well be some improvement to come. He seems a straight forward sort of a ride, although typical of many French horses he does jump a little low at times and was careful at a couple of fences at Bangor. The danger looks to be AP McCoy’s mount, There Is No Doubt, who was a decent bumper horse and may well have been freshened up having being off the race track for 337 days.
Greenbridge (3.40pm) is a huge big chasing type - typical of a Trevor Hemmings owned horse - and whatever he does in bumpers will be a bonus as he will make a chaser in time.
He’s done alright at home but I wouldn’t say he has speed to burn and we‘re hopeful of a good run on his racecourse debut, but he is a nice big strong sort.
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