Fahey hoping Man can fly
Wednesday 12 September 2012
Richard Fahey is hoping Flyman can prove up to the mark when he defends an unbeaten record in the Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes at Doncaster on Thursday.
Flyman has won both his starts at York and Nottingham in pleasing fashion but faces much tougher opposition in this valuable contest.
Fahey said: "He's quite a nice horse and he's done nothing wrong, but it's quite a competitive race. It will take a good horse to win it and let's hope it's us."
Fahey also saddles Polski Max, who has to improve on his 12th behind Hototo in a similar event at York last month to take a hand in proceedings.
"The trip will suit him and he's in good order, but his form says he's not good enough, but we'll see what happens," he said.
Jeremy Noseda has had this race for some time as the objective for The Gold Cheongsam, who is on a hat-trick thanks to two wins at Newmarket.
The Newmarket trainer told www.jeremynoseda.com: "This race has been her aim for a little while. She appears to be pretty handily weighted and, as long as the ground stays quick, is entitled to be very competitive in a race such as this."
Richard Hannon believes The Gold Cheongsam is the one to beat but he hopes to be in the money when he saddles three runners - Meringue Pie, Colmar Kid and Lyric Ace.
The trainer told www.richardhannonracing.co.uk: "Meringue Pie, who broke his maiden at Epsom, did not quite get home over the seven at Lingfield last time and will appreciate coming back in trip. Colmar Kid ran a blinder against Steeler at Glorious Goodwood and then got a deserved first win at Windsor.
"Lyric Ace is the best treated of our three and the only bad race he has run in seven was at Ripon last time when, like so many horses, he did not seem to enjoy all the dips."