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Josephine Gordon: Mizuumi Ready To Make Her Mark At Brighton

It was great to see Whitcombe Rockstar get back in the winners’ enclosure at Kempton last week
Josephine Gordon

We had a high draw again, so we decided to go forward and ride him more prominently. They went a real good gallop, which he loves, and he hit the line hard. It was a competitive race, and I think it could work out well over the coming weeks. 

He’s just such a consistent little horse, and Keiran’s team continues to be in top form, whether it’s on the Flat or over Jumps.

I had a busy start to the week at Wolverhampton on Monday night where I managed to ride a winner for Ruth Carr on Next Second. I’ve got a few rides to keep me going over the next few days, so it would be nice to ride another winner or two.

Tuesday

Brighton 

6.25 – Mizuumi (Marco Botti)

She took a step in the right direction when finishing fifth at Kempton last month, and she now switches back to the turf. There are only five runners in this race, and it doesn’t look that strong on paper. I’m expecting a big run from her, and she’ll go close if she can handle the track.

6.55 – Mrs Maisel (John Berry)

 This will be her handicap debut after a few runs in maiden and novice company. All of those runs came over 1m, and stepping up to 1m2f should suit, as it looks like she doesn’t do anything quickly. John Berry likes having runners at Brighton, so hopefully she can improve on what she’s shown so far.

Wednesday

Yarmouth

2.40 – Spanish Mane (Julia Feilden)

The last time we saw her, she ran well to finish fourth at Lingfield over 7f. I’m hoping she can build on that run, and she won’t mind if the ground eases up and goes on the soft side. I think she’s more comfortable on it now that she’s a bit older. Furthermore, she likes Yarmouth, having won there twice before. With a lot of things in her favour, she should go well.

3.40 – Eljaytee (John Berry)

He has been holding his form well this summer, and you only have to go back two starts to see that he won at Brighton. When it comes to the ground, he’s pretty versatile, so I wouldn’t be worried if there was any rain around. If he puts together another consistent run, then there is no reason why he shouldn’t be in the mix.

Thursday

Doncaster

4.55 – Charencey (Ian Williams)

He ran a super race at Leicester last week and I was gutted that he just got beat by a head. It’s a quick turnaround here, but he should be ok. He wouldn’t want the ground to be on the soft side, so hopefully Doncaster can avoid the rain.

I hope you all have a good week, and I’ll check in again with you soon.

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