In the 1200m HRIB Gold Cup in December Coachella carried 61 kgs to victory, but all of Super Good, Life Is Good and Road To Dubai finished within 1.10 lengths of the winner.
They all step out again on Sunday in the 1260m Control Freak Open Handicap – with the addition of Mathematician who is set to carry top weight of 60 kgs.
Life Is Good has won twice (over 1100m and 1450m) since finishing third to Coachella, and takes on some of his former rivals here. The son of Var (USA) may well be heading for a hat-trick but this has the makings of a good and close race.
Bridget Stidolph will saddle four of the five runners, and the Swanson yard will be represented by Road To Dubai. I quietly fancy Super Good and Road To Dubai in this one – both carrying 52.5 kgs – but have to admit this could be anyone’s race.
The first race at Borrowdale Park on Sunday is due off at 12.50. This interesting sprint is the last race on the card, scheduled for 16 15.
Photograph: Life Is Good with Randall Simons in the irons. Calvin Habib gets the ride on Sunday.