The current inclement weather is providing Jeremy Noseda with a massive headache at just the wrong time but should the elements swing back in his favour then stable star Nemoralia may still have the opportunity to take her chance on the centre stage in Friday's Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The More Than Ready filly was an unlucky third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf at Keeneland last October and confirmed she is out of the top drawer with an emphatic success in her warm up for the Coronation at York in May and Noseda has shown numerous occasions that he is right up there with the best when presented with the raw materials.
The Shalfleet stables handler has an interesting mix of older horses and three-year-olds but the future looks to lie with an intriguing bunch of juveniles who will soon be display their skills on the racecourse.
Jeremy was very much fingers crossed for his star filly and kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR as Royal Ascot is about to commence.
4 b g Rip Van Winkle - Set Fire
Winner of four of his 10 starts. Progressive gelding who gained his latest success at Wolverhampton (1m 1 1/2f) in February when beating Perfect Cracker half a length off a mark of 97. Beaten only a neck by Secret Brief in the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster (1m) in April when last seen out. Currently rated 104.
"I was delighted with his run in the Lincoln when he was just touched off by Secret Brief. He had a little bit of a setback following the race and is just having a break now. We will have him back on the racecourse in August and I haven't planned a campaign in the last part of the season but the Cambridgeshire could be in the plans but I haven't highlighted anything yet. He will have a full late Summer/Autumn campaign and we will see where we are with him. He is definitely effective at a mile and a mile and a quarter could be in his scope."
5 br h Smart Strike - Rite Moment
Winner of four of his 13 starts. Successful four times last year and gained his final success at Southwell (7f) in December when scoring by a nose from Air Of York off a mark of 90. Currently rated 95.
"He is a good solid performer on the AW. I would excuse him his last race and feel he is still capable of winning again over seven furlongs under the right conditions."
4 b c Pivotal - Fondled
Winner of three of his 5 starts. Gained latest victory at Wolverhampton (1m 1/2f) in March off a mark of 92. Currently rated 96.
"He's the winner of three of his 5 starts. I can't come up with any reason why he didn't perform well at Doncaster but he's in good heart now and will be ready to run in the second half of July. I'm confident he has a good handicap in him over a mile or maybe a little bit further later in the season."
5 ch h Candy Ride - Apt
Winner of three of his 8 starts. Better effort this year on his reappearance at Kempton (1m) in February when beaten only a length by Captain Cat. Currently rated 112.
"Unfortunately he had a setback just before his intended race in the Metropolitan Mile in New York. The timing of the injury was extremely annoying but he will be back in training this week and will head to a listed contest at Belmont Park over a mile and half a furlong on July 4. His performance in that will determine what his targets will be on the dirt for the rest of the season."
b c Discreet Cat - Truly Blushed
Winner of one of his 4 starts. Solid effort on his latest start at York (7f) in May when fifth, beaten four and three quarter lengths, to Castle Harbour off a mark of 93. Currently rated 92.
"He will head to the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot as long as ground is good or faster and with the current weather picture that obviously puts a question mark over his participation. I still think he is a horse that will continue to progress and improve as the season goes on."
br c Giant's Causeway - Cassis
Promising effort on his only outing at Lingfield (1m) in November when third, beaten two and a quarter lengths, to Kummiya.
"Unfortunately he had an injury in the Spring but he should be back on the track in July. He will definitely win his maiden and be competitive in mile and a quarter handicaps."
b f Canford Cliffs - Chincoteague
Unplaced in her two outings at Nottingham (1m 1/2f) in October and Lingfield (1m 2f) in May.
"She is a late developing filly who didn't get the best of rides on her last start. I do believe she will win races between now and the end of the year."
b f Invincible Spirit - Elopa
"Unfortunately she was backward as a two-year-old and has had a couple of minor setbacks this Spring. She should be out in mid July and I do feel she has ability and her family always progress with age."
br g Eskendereya - Street Talk
Better effort on his debut at Lingfield (1m) in May when fourth, beaten four and a half lengths., to Banish.
"He has been gelded since his last start and despite him not showing the level of ability I would have liked on his first two starts I do feel he still has potential."
b g Big Bad Bob - Ulanova
Winner of one of his 6 starts. Off the mark at Lingfield (1m 3 1/2f) this month when beating Hint Of Grey three quarters of a length off a mark of 58. Currently rated 61.
"I was delighted with his performance when winning at Lingfield last time. He should continue to progress and win again. He will get a mile and a half in time and eventually a mile and six."
b/br f More Than Ready - Alina
Winner of three of her 7 starts. Looked unlucky when third, beaten a length, to Catch A Glimpse in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Keeneland (1m) in October. Very impressive winner of a listed event at York (1m) in May on her reappearance when accounting for Aljuljalah by six lengths. Currently rated 112.
"She showed very solid form at two and was possibly unlucky in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. I believe she has progressed from two to three and her performance at York couldn't have been more impressive. She is approaching the Coronation Stakes in absolutely tip top form but the ground is a worry and we will have to keep a close watch on ground conditions . She could take on the older fillies in the Falmouth Stakes if she does have to miss Ascot."
ch c Kitten's Joy - Southern Alibi
Runner-up in three of his four starts and came clear of the remainder when beaten only half a length by Forth Bridge at Haydock (1m 4f) this month. Currently rated 86.
"Plenary is a horse who has performed well in his last two starts and I do feel he will definitely be winning his maiden soon and could progress through the season."
b c Sixties Icon - Gilt Dancer
Winner of one of his four starts. Stepped up in trip and racing in handicap company for the first time when beating Hayward Field a length off a mark of 58 at Kempton (1m 3f) this month. Currently rated 63.
"He won last time at Kempton in a lowly handicap but now that the penny has dropped he should definitely be able to add to that success."
b f Giant's Causeway - High On The Hill
"She is a lovely filly by Giant's Causeway and definitely has a future ahead of her."
b f Galileo - Anne of Kiev
"She is a good mover who physically has progressed extremely well through the Spring and early Summer. I do like her and I like the way she goes about her training."
b c Medaglia d'Oro - Trepidation
"He is a good type of two-year-old with a good attitude who was bought at Keeneland. He is just about to go into fast work and he will be ready to run over seven furlongs in the last part of July."
br c Scat Daddy - Liza Lu
"He is a big scopey individual and I am delighted with his recent progress. I do feel he has a big future over seven furlongs and a mile."
br Stay Thirsty - Milliondollarbill
Unplaced at Chelmsford (5f) this month on his only start to date.
"He came from the Calder Breeze and everything went wrong on his first start at Chelmsford. I would totally ignore that run and I'm sure that he will be winning races in the very near future.
br f Wildcat Heir - Love In Bloom
"She was bought at the American breeze in which she went very fast and looked a sharp sprinting filly. Unfortunately, she has taken her time to acclimatise but she is coming to hand now and I do believe she will make up for lost time between now and the end of the season."
b c More Than Ready - Return The Jewel
Winner of two of his 4 starts. Placed in his first two races at Lingfield (5f) in April and Brighton (6f) in May and off the mark at the third attempt with a two length win from Poet's Song at Lingfield (6f) later in May. Followed up on his return to of May when scoring by two and three quarter lengths from Princess Holly.
"He has won his last two and the plan was to run in the Coventry until the rain came. He is a progressive horse who is tough and thrives for racing. He will stay seven furlongs."
b c Iffraaj - Distinguish
"He had a break following the Breeze-Up Sale but is a good mover who should be running in the second half of August and definitely has potential."
b c Dragon Pulse - Emsiyah
"He is a more backward horse but he has a good temperament and moves well. He is just about to go into fast work."
b c Choisir - Katherine Lee
"He is a colt I really like and he moves well and has a great attitude. He should be running over seven furlongs in August."
BRAVO ZOLO - suffered a setback in the Lincoln but should soon be back on parade and more wins to come.
KEYSTROKE - likeable sort who can improve further and win more races.
SLOANE AVENUE - should be doing a lot of running in the States and looks the sort his handler can excel with.
HEARTY - performing at a lower level but lives up to his name and more middle distance successes to come.
NEMORALIA - top drawer filly who hopefully get her chance to shine on the Royal Ascot stage.
PLENARY - did little wrong in defeat at Haydock last time and his winning chance is just around the corner.