MICK has been reluctant to run the majority of his promising unraced juveniles on the testing ground and will not be sending NAHOODH to Yarmouth today.
However, we have an interesting candidate for the six furlong maiden at Newbury in the shape of CANDLE SAHARA.
Interestingly, the two-year-olds which worked on the winter grass on Tuesday made quite an impression to the extent that our diligent camera girl Lady Huntingdon decided to take action.
With the swiftness of an M Channon hurtle down the wing of old, Lady H reached the bottom of the gallop in the blink of an eye and successfully moved the witches hats to provide fresh ground for second lot.
Candle Saraha had worked first lot behind a mature lead horse and was in no way disgraced. Mick says of the daughter of Noverre: "She's been handling the ground at home but is taking on colts including a decent one whose had a run. She has an each-way chance."
With Nahoodh an absentee Mick runs NYLLA at Yarmouth and he added: "Nahoodh will wait for the six furlong maiden at Newmarket next Friday. They had 8mm of rain overnight which puts you off running a nice filly. They can usually do it on that ground once but asking them on their debuts isn't ideal."