Sport Horse Racing

Saturday 24 March 2018

Blizzard blues to blow rivals away

Julian Muscat

If Blizzard Blues finishes ahead of Manifest in the John Porter Stakes (2.00) at Newbury, it won't be the first time he has accounted for his better-fancied stablemate.

The former sprang a 25/1 surprise when the pair debuted in a Newmarket maiden for which Manifest, who finished third, was sent off at 11/2.

Blizzard Blues is undoubtedly a quirky customer, but the fact he delivered on his racecourse debut suggests he takes little getting fit. He did nothing wrong on his only subsequent start and looks capable of ambushing a field comprising several horses reappearing after lengthy absences.

While Harbinger is an obvious danger, he may be short of his best at the start of a likely high-class campaign.

Irish Independent

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