This Sunday I send the “all woman team” to Budapest. Well, to be exact, Zoran will join them too, but I refer to the horses, of course 🙂 .
For the first time we are going to see where we stand with EVA GORE (GB), a filly running in the colors of Star Kingdom Racing (the same, as MATIDIA (GB), who won Hungarian Oaks and is aimed at St. Leger two weeks later).
Eva was racing quite intensively in the UK, winning on two occasions, so she is the absolute favorite for the 2YO “all fillies” race over 1.300m. I expect she will not disappoint and will confirm the predictions and expectations.
The other contestant is VIVA LEA (CZE), who will most probably retire from racing after this season and continue her career as a broodmare. She is improving from race to race, but lacks the luck. She always encounters the traffic problems or is bumped so much, that she can not produce her best performance. Some of the “bumpers” are entered in this race as well, but I believe that Hungarian stewards are not going to be so generous to them as the stewards in Slovakia, if they repeat this unsportly feature at the Kincsempark track as well. Viva will run in 2.000 m “all fillies and mares” race, where she is proclaimed as the second favorite, but I believe there are at least 3 horses in the race that we should consider as a very serious competition.
Both girls have Jaroslav LINEK in the saddle, they both feel good, worked well, so I expect another successful raceday (of course, we can not repeat the success from the beginning of September each time, but another Listed win would not be that bad, wouldn’t it? 🙂 ).