Hayley Turner Previews Her Newbury Rides

Hayley Turner gives us the inside track on her two rides for Newbury.

Horses racing at Newbury

Although no joy in the winner’s circle, it was great to clear my lungs out, and a relief to get back in the saddle. After an injury like that, even though you feel good at home, you can never be 100% certain sure until you’re back racing. Overall, I am very happy with my recovery and it’s full steam ahead now for the rest of the season.

Riding at Ascot on my first day back was a great bonus. It is such a lovely track and I have had some great wins there in the past, including my Royal Ascot winner ONASSIS, who I ride again in France this Sunday.

Saturday: Newbury

1.40pm Newbury – Whatitizz

First time out for Whatitizz tomorrow. I’ve ridden her out a few times at home and she is a lovely filly. She is by Cable Bay, who ran over 6f/7f, so the distance should suit and hopefully she should run a nice race.

This is trainer James Ferguson’s first year training. He has had a great start and has some smart two-year-olds at home. They are a lovely team and its great to be involved with the yard.

2.50pm Chantilly – Onassis

I’m back on Onassis for the first time after our win at Royal Ascot. I was off injured when she ran well in a hot race at Epsom last time out. She comes back over a mile for the Listed Prix De Bagatelle where we can hopefully get some black type. She’s a very versatile filly so ground is not a concern and I have a nice draw in the centre. Fingers crossed she can put in another big run!

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