ANDREW BALDING was singing in the rain at Chester last week when one of his stable stalwarts Morando came up with the goods when splashing through the mud for an easy win in the Group 3 Ormonde Stakes and the past fortnight has seen the Kingsclere team notch up eight winners.
The prize money tally is almost touching £600,000 already and it’s a healthy start with 38 winners on the board and the promise of plenty more. Another flagbearer, Beat The Bank could be in action in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday and dreams of a Derby are alive with Sandown Classic Trial winner Bangkok and there also be a part for Raise You if he takes his chance in the Dante and comes up to scratch.
Free Handicap winner Shine So Bright ran a respectable race in the 2000 Guineas and takes a short break before the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot but there is probably more strength in depth in Andrew’s team than ever before.
Andrew said: “We have started well but there it’s long season and there is long way to go.”
Balding kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about some of those he hopes will be making their marks in the near future.