Tail could be start of big day for Qatar Racing
TODAY could mark the emergence of Sheikh Fahad's Qatar Racing operation as a major force in British Flat racing and the markets suggest his Willie Wag Tail has strong claims to get the day off to the best possible start at Newmarket.
Qatar Racing's Just The Judge will bid to give the young Sheikh his first British Classic winner in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, for which she is a weak 8-1 (from 6), while his representative in the opener is heading in the opposite direction and is 6-1 (from 8).
Also at Newmarket, Gabriel's Lad is popular to score for Kieren Fallon - who notched a treble at Goodwood yesterday - in the 3.10 and is 5-1 from as big as 9s.
The Roger Charlton-trained Secondo is out to prove the fallacy of nominative determinism in the 1.50 maiden at Salisbury, for which he is 5-2 (from 5).
Andrew Balding's Mysterious Man, last seen finishing last in a Group 2 at Longchamp in October, is no bigger than 5-1 (from 7) for the 2.20.
Up at Hamilton the Richard Fahey-trained Polski Max is 5-1 (from 7) for the 3.25, while Alan Swinbank's Eutropius is evens from 13-8 for the 5.10.