Autumnus – Yarmouth
Autumnus claims a new record today by being the lowest grade horse on grass that Ismail has sent out since he started training last May. It’s a 0-55 race where the ambulance would be in the top three in the market. It’s terrible with plenty of horses who don’t want to win.
To be fair to Autumnus he has had problems. He has bled, had breathing problems and just for good measure it was decided that his days in the choir were numbered after he ran so poorly at Wolverhampton.
Blinkers have been added. He wears them at home all the time and they seem to help, but some days he works well and others he can’t be arsed. Joe Fanning is an ideal pilot. A horse like Autumnus doesn’t need much of an excuse to down tools and hitting him is a pointless exercise.
There is no doubt that he has ability – he spanked Light Burst one day at home on a going day – and he will be held up and hopefully enjoy being among the pack. He certainly didn’t like leading at Wolverhampton.
Would I have a bet in this race? Not a chance. Can he win? For sure. Will he win? No idea..........