Whillans after more winners
Fresh from the biggest win of his training career at Cartmel's jumps card on Saturday courtesy of What A Steel, Borders-based Alistair Whillans is focusing on some Flat success at Musselburgh this afternoon.
Whillans, who looks after a dual-purpose string at Esker House, near Hawick, is hoping for a big run from top-weight Vittachi in the 2m Racing UK The UK's Best Racecourses Live Handicap.
He said: "It was too soft last time when he disappointed over course and distance. He was never happy on the ground and I would blame the going for that poor effort as he was beaten a long way out.
If he was back on song - and he seems to be - he shouldn't be far away. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if he was good enough to win as long as the rain stays away."
Whillans is looking for the handicapper to show some mercy to Ravi River, joint top-weight in the Brown Shipley Wealth Well Managed Handicap and he added: "I think he's still on too high a rating and he needs to be dropped a few pounds. We're back up to a mile and a half but he hasn't been sparkling yet, on the Flat or over jumps, so all you can do is hope for the best."
Check our site for the latest Horse Racing odds