The two winners we sent out from Cadland Cottage last week couldn’t have come in more contrasting styles, with Asteverdi winning by half of the length of Scotland seven days after Primetime deservedly needed the intervention of the stewards at Wolverhampton.
Asteverdi has always been a lovely type at home and showed obvious promise at Epsom’s quirky track last time, shaping like the winner until the camber perhaps got the better of one lacking in experience. She certainly confirmed that impression at Musselburgh at the weekend by coming home 10 lengths clear of the second under PJ McDonald, and although it was a weak enough contest by the off it was still very pleasing to see her go about her job with such zest. She’s very much a three-year-old type and one to already be looking forward to next season.
Primetime was equally as pleasing in breaking his own maiden at Wolverhampton, having to display a really good attitude and plenty of heart to go as close as he did under pressure from the first past the post. He’s taken his time to really learn about racing and it wasn’t until halfway down the Ffos Las straight on his previous run that things really clicked in his head. The way he finished strongly there suggested it had all come together, and it really was pleasing to see him put his head down and battle for a deserved first success. Things subsequently didn’t go ideally for him at Kempton next time, and he should still have more to come.
Yearling sales season is now very much underway and Alice will be at Goffs Ireland for their sale this week before things really kick into gear at Tattersalls in Newmarket. Please check out our horses for sale section of this website for newly-purchased yearlings with shares available – https://www.alicehaynesracing.co.uk/sales/