Sunday, 31 October 2010

Mar Adentro to make amends at Maisons-Laffitte

Mar Adentro ran very well from a poor draw in the Group 1 Prix de L'Abbaye to finish 3rd behind the well drawn Gilt Edge Girl, Mar Adentro made up a significant amount of ground in the final stages of that race and should appreciate the step to 6f in this Group 3 contest at 2.15 tomorrow. The excellent Thierry Jarnet (212)takes the ride and Mar Adentro has few miles on the clock only having run 15 times. The very soft ground forecast should hold no fears as it was very soft in the Abbaye and he coped with it well enough there. Sir Michael Stoute runs Main Aim but he may prefer 7f and Dalghar who was 2nd to Lady of the Desert in the Diadem Stakes may pose the bigger threat.
Mar Adentro should go very well though and if you can get a bet on then you should get a run for your money.


  1. Roger Charlton's Definightly appeared to put up a much improved performance here to win a shade cosily at 18/1, there was 8 lengths back to the 3rd. He had finished 16th in the Ayr Silver Cup off 96 and the handicapper may well take a dim view of this Group 3 win. The blog selection Mar Adentro, who came up the middle of the track, was pipped on the line for the 3rd spot but had no chance with the 2 that elected to run up the stands rail. Having watched the race I'm not sure that their running against the rail made any difference to the result, they just seemed to be the better horses on the day. Being a gelding Definightly will be back on the sprinting trail next season but this son of Diktat appears to have shown his best form with give. However the sprint division is losing several of its top performers and he could fit in well on this showing when there is some cut and we will just have to see how our handicapper reacts in due course.

  2. DEFINIGHTLY has to have soft going. His run in the Ayr Gold Cup was on "good" going and he hated it. He's now run 5 times on soft (or very-soft) and won 4, and was 2nd at the Curragh in the other race. He won on "good" at Haydock on his 4yo debut (after an 11-month break) as he was rated just OR85 and was "thrown-in". He's now probably OR110+.