DAVID MENUISIER could well be singing a few Eric Clapton ballads himself tomorrow if indeed his Wonderful Tonight proves to be the lead in the Group 1 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares at Ascot.
The Le Havre filly, owned by Music mogul Christopher Wright, currently heads the market for the mile and a half event and has risen to the top of her charts courtesy of a Group 1 success at Longchamp in October when taking the mile and six furlong Prix de Royallieu by a length and a quarter from Pista.
Menuisier has been enjoying a successful spell recently with both his older horses and juveniles doing well and his 15 winners from only 84 runners give him a healthy strike rate of 18% from Coombelands Racing Stables in Pulborough.
Menuisier had his first Group 1 winner when Dancetaria won top event in Germany last year but victory for Wonderful Tonight would certainly be the icing on the cake of another successful season if she can net a domestic win at the highest level.
David kindly spoke to Tony Elves for attheraces.com about his star filly and other inmates he hopes can do well for him both in the next few week and beyond.