With Glorious Goodwood just around the corner local trainer Amanda Perrett has her team warming up in just the sort of form she would wish, with three winners from her last eight runners.
Open Wide, Lightning Charlie and Russian Reward have all hit the bulls eye in the past fortnight and Zhui Feng gave the Pulborough trainer a coveted Royal Ascot victory in June when making all in the Royal Hunt Cup.
The last named returns to Ascot on Saturday for the Gigaset International Stakes (Heritage Handicap) and Arch Villian and Eye Of The Storm could be back off the sidelines at Goodwood the following week amongst a decent squad looking to get their names up in lights.
Amanda said: “The older horses are running well and it would be nice to have a bit of luck at Goodwood but it is just as difficult as trying to win at Ascot. Unfortunately the two-year-olds were flying in May and then something just hit them and I had to back right off them. It is annoying but they will bounce back and we have plenty to look forward too.”
Amanda kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those she hopes can do well for her Coombeland Stable team in the coming weeks and months.