Charlie Appleby doesn’t have many runners at Thirsk, in fact he has sent as little as thirty horses up to this track, with the most recent one being in 2019.
Today he sends two on the 400 mile round trip and it is the one with experience which we are focusing on.
Noble Dynasty, a half-brother to the top class Barney Roy, cost a whopping 3.6m guineas and he will be looking to strike off a rating of 93 on what is his handicap debut.
He has been off the track since his second at Newmarket in April so he fitness has to be taken on trust but his yard certainly know how to ready one and they have sent him a long way for this.
Currently around 9/4 it will be fascinating to sew how this expensive purchase has progressed.