Blanshard keen to see Iced Opal open account
TRAINER Michael Blanshard is optimistic Iced Opal can capture her first victory when she lines up at Ffos Las in the Lonetree Limited McDonald's Fillies' Handicap.
With Hamilton abandoned, Ffos Las's card provides the only turf action in Britain and Blanshard hopes his outsider can defy her odds.
She is 14-1 and he said: "She's actually quite a nice filly and will like the ground. It was a good run last time and her form is decent. A mark of 66 looks fair and I'm hopeful."
The ground at Ffos Las is soft, good to soft in places, while it is standard for the all-weather meeting at Wolverhampton.
Roscommon, which stages a mixed meeting, is yielding on the Flat course and good to yielding over jumps.