There are eight acceptors for Borrowdale Park’s feature, the Zimbabwe Challenge over 1450m, and as several took part in a similar race on July 31, that could have some bearing on Saturday.
What A Dandy carrying 60 kgs won the Breeders Sprint at the end of July. Holy Land, also on 60 kgs, ran third, 2.60 lengths back; then came True Beauty (57.5 kgs) and 2.65 lengths behind the winner. Mr Greenlight (60 kgs) was further back that day but meets What A Dandy on better terms this time.
Only Him, Lily Blue, Three To Tango and Brianna also take part on Saturday and are quite capable of spoiling the most fancied runners’ fun. However. the important factor is probably the going.
It was heavy at the last Borrowdale meeting and the rain hasn’t stopped. However, with a bit of luck, it could be yielding rather than heavy underfoot – so I still think What A Dandy may do it again, even carrying 62 kgs..
Photographs by Gavin Macleod, Jenny Stock and Laurent Viguie. Top Left: MR GREENLIGHT. Below Right: TRUE BEAUTY.