Our gallops reporter has the latest news from Lambourn
By Gallops Reporter. Last Updated: 03/01/14 2:05pm
Royal Boy: Well worth following
The Gallops Report for January 3 has news from Lambourn and includes Josses Hill, Act Alone and Royal Boy.
The promised continuation of the inclement conditions did not materialise until after Nicky Henderson had successfully given his weekend runners some light exercise at Seven Barrows.
The wet weather is sure to wreak havoc with the programme as the forecast is for more rain heading into next week.
JOSSES HILL is due to run in the Tolworth at Sandown on Saturday and has done little wrong since switching to hurdling.
A willing worker, he followed up his Ascot bumper triumph with a relatively fluent success when heavily backed for his jumping debut at Newbury.
He cost owner Alan Spence a six-figure sum and should be followed until beaten.
ROYAL BOY proved a disaster on his chasing debut at Kempton in a round peppered by mistakes that he had not made on the schooling ground.
He oozed class when reverting to hurdles at Ascot last month, scoring without coming off the bridle.
His form against Melodic Rendezvous last season stamps him near top class and he is another that needs to be followed after some stunning work before the rain came.
UNE ARTISTE has taken well to fences and will be a warm order wherever she next ends up.
Impressive at Huntingdon last time, she will always be dangerous with her mares' allowance, accepting that she may well be retired to stud at the end of the current campaign.
ACT ALONE works with plenty of zip and with his French pedigree (by Act One) will have no problems with the bottomless ground.
He posted a solid run in defeat on his comeback and can soon go one better in a novice hurdle.
DAWALAN troubled the judge without winning in France, and was then gelded on his arrival in England.
He absolutely bolted up at Newbury last month and is clearly one to be taken very seriously if Sandown survives the bad weather on Saturday.