11th December - Leicester
Leicester is the subject of an 8.00am inspection and with the weather we’ve had over the last 24 hours I’m not hopeful.
Cilaos was disappointing at Chepstow on his reappearance this season, he got slightly hampered early on in a race that has worked out well and as my horses weren’t firing at the time maybe I’m being a bit harsh.
Cilaos works extremely well at home and has always shown promise but he was a horse that needed to learn to relax in his races, I feel we’ve reached that point now and this is his first run over further.
The ground won’t be a problem.
Cilaos is a stunning looking horse, he’s pretty easy to deal with but he can be very strong on the gallops.
He will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.
Cilaos is looked after, will be led up and is ridden at home by Gracie O’Reilly.