Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore: Baldur's Gate has a nice racing weight and can go well

Betfair Ambassador Rachael Blackmore
Rachael Blackmore has just the one chance at Cork on Saturday

Just the one jockey booking for Rachael Blackmore at Cork on Saturday, but she has a great chance of landing the prize aboard well-fancied Baldur's Gate in the Handicap Chase...

  • Rachael has one ride for trainer she knows well

  • Handles soft ground and has a nice racing weight

  • Drop in trip should present no problems

Cork - 15:07: Baldur's Gate

I ride Baldur's Gate in the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase on Cork on Saturday for Denise O'Shea. Denise was very good to me when I was claiming, I rode a good few winners for her as a claimer, and it would be great if I could ride another winner for her here.

It is a competitive race, but Baldur's Gate goes there with his chance. I was placed on him twice in handicap chases on soft ground last March, and he was impressive in winning a three-mile handicap chase at Punchestown in November on his second run this season.

He ran well to finish third too in a novice handicap chase at Limerick over Christmas over two miles and six and a half furlongs, when he led at the second last fence.

He is dropping back down to two and a half miles here, he handles soft ground well and he has a nice racing weight. I hope that he can go well.

Now read Paul Nicholls on his Saturday Wincanton runners.


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