It is a huge relief for everyone involved in horse racing that we are back racing today! It’s been a long wait but we are going to be the first sport back and for that the BHA, the PJA and everyone else involved deserve a huge amount of credit.
The PJA in particular have left no stone unturned and you’d be hard pushed to find a single jockey that isn’t fully aware of all the safety protocols. As a result we all feel safe and secure returning which is obviously crucial.
I am not riding today but I am very excited to be back tomorrow at Newcastle! It is going to be interesting to see how the first couple of weeks pan out with every horse coming off a sizable break.
Newcastle Tips: Tuesday, 2nd June
1.20pm: Comin’ Through – George Scott
Comin’ Through will be my first ride back. He arrived from Australia last Spring having won a Group 1 for Chris Waller in 2018. He didn’t show an enormous amount in his four starts for George but he has dropped a fair amount in the handicap as a result and George has given him a wind-operation over the winter. This will be his first run for approaching a year but he could be one to keep an eye on this season.
Latest Odds from MansionBet: Comin’ Through
3.40pm: Isle Of Lismore – Robert Cowell
Isle Of Lismore is a two year-old I have ridden work on for Robert Cowell. He is one of the sharper two year-olds in the yard and knows his job. We are drawn in the middle which I always tend to prefer in two year-old races because you are then able to settle with horses either side of you.
Latest Odds from MansionBet: Isle of Lismore
6.00pm: Moll Davis – George Scott
This looks a highly competitive race with many of these fairly exposed. We are drawn wide which actually isn’t necessarily a bad thing as she likes to be dropped out and it will give us a chance to settle. Newcastle’s straight is long which will give us plenty of time to challenge. I mentioned her in one of my previous MansionBet blogs that I thought she’d be one to follow this season. I bolted up on her last season at Doncaster after being really unlucky at Glorious Goodwood. She’s done really well over the winter and is showing all the right signs and is ready to go. George has got some really nice horses and I think he’ll have a good season.
Latest Odds from MansionBet: Moll Davis
Stay safe, Hayley!
*All odds correct at time of publication