Encouraging Run at Wolverhampton

With the turf season now over we shall have to wait until the spring to capitalise on Khajaaly’s recent revival on turf, where he remains on a handy mark, but yesterday he returned to Wolverhampton where he was re-united with Franny Norton who had won on him for us at Catterick. There were some alarm bells ringing before the race, as we had seen the eventual winner Corporal Maddox finishing like an aeroplane just three days earlier at Lingfield, coming from last to third in the final half furlong over a shorter trip. Yesterday there was no pace in the race, so this pretty much set things up for the well-handicapped Corporal Maddox who finished like a train once again, but Khajaaly performed very well in a race which was not run to suit him, just missing out on a podium finish and finishing fourth, but giving every sign that his turn will come again soon.