Irish female jockey Rachael Blackmore is having the greatest season of her career currently sitting in second place five wins away from Paul Townend in the Irish Champion Jockey title.
Today she puts aside her national hunt ability and gets to work on the all weather at Newcastle for just the one ride and this horse is worth some interest for many reasons.
Blackmore isn't known for exploits on the flat but has been partial to winners on the all weather at Dundalk back in Ireland but this time she is at Newcastle for just the one ride on board Ian Jardine's Golden Wolf.
This horse runs in the first race of the day at the northern track in the Class 4 Handicap over 1 mile 4 furlongs and is the top weighted runner in the field.
The five year old gelding looks a very expensive horse to follow but there must be some thinking behind bringing Blackmore over to Newcastle for just this one ride and it would be very surprising if it did not go well.
His form line reads poorly with five starts ago being his best run to date in a Class 2 at Newmarket when he finished a credible second in a good field of 14 but since then has not been the same horse.
Last time out he pulled really hard and looked very much out of his depth when in a Class 2 at Wolverhampton but now dropping down in Class heavily to a Class 4 he could have a real say.
He is wearing a hood which has seemed to help him in the past and also for the first time he is wearing a tongue tie which could give him the added encouragement he needs.
This runner for Iain Jardine and Rachael Blackmore is worth some serious Interest and really is an intriguing runner to follow today.