If two-year-olds were included in the Tote Ten To Follow Ralph Beckett’s Kimpton Down Stables would have housed two 60+ points scorers in the 2020 competition.
While New Mandate and Lullaby Moon’s exploits weren’t included in last year’s game, they will be this time around as we count down the days until the start of scoring on Saturday 1st May.
With 12 of his horses available to choose in your stables, Ralph Beckett gave Tote an update on some of his leading lights this season.
She could have gone for the Daisy Warwick at Goodwood on Friday but they didn't have enough rain and they had a problem with their watering system. She could go to Chester next week for the Ormonde or wait until York and go for the Bronte. I haven’t really worked it out for her yet, but she’s in good form and ready to roll.
She is in Dahlia on Sunday, but again, she’d need the rain to come as she’s a big heavy-topped filly. She will be going for the mile-and-a-quarter stakes races throughout the summer.
He’s all set for the Guineas on Saturday. It’s going to be tough for him, but he’s in good shape.
Going out to Dubai didn’t work. He’ll have entries in races like the Hunt Cup as well as mile stakes races. I have great faith in the horse’s ability, but less faith in my own ability to bring it out, so we’ll see what happens.
Lucander trains himself. He’s not ready yet, but he’ll be going for the big mile-and-a-quarter handicaps again and we’ll have another crack at the Cambridgeshire.
It’s possible that she could go for the 1000 Guineas on Sunday, but she’d need them to have a lot more rain than is forecast. She could go for the French Guineas. She’s in good shape and has been away for a racecourse gallop which went well.
Staying races on soft ground are his gig. He’s not ready yet, but he’s not missed much. The Sagaro might have been on his radar this week, but he’s not just quite come to hand yet. He’s training well and he’ll run when he’s ready.
He had an operation on his knee in the winter. He’s likely to reappear in the Jersey Stakes. He’s in good shape but has taken a while to come to hand.
She could go to York for the Michael Seely, but we’ll see. She’s in good shape and there are lots of avenues open to her off a mark of 88.
He had a break after his run in the All-Weather Marathon. He’s back at Littleton for a month and he’ll come in again in the middle of May and work our way through for the second half of the summer.
He’s another that needs soft ground, but he’s training well and we’ll be campaigning him with the ground in mind. With his rating, we might just have to adjust and take in stakes races, but the Buckingham Palace would be on his agenda.
She needs soft ground. She will run in an Oaks Trial when we get her ground. She’s got to show she is good enough, but we’ll run in a trial and see how things progress from there.
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