Silk aiming for smooth Kempton success
Noble Silk could attempt to qualify for Good Friday's All-Weather Marathon at Kempton Park on Wednesday.
Last Updated: 07/04/14 5:19pm
The five-year-old heads eight declarations for the two mile contest and needs a third run on the All-Weather to be eligible for All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday, April 18.
He has been narrowly held in two Fast-Track Qualifiers for the £150,000 32Red Casino All-Weather Marathon Championships, beaten a half length by Litigant at Lingfield Park on March 1 and a head by Castilo Del Diablo at Kempton Park on March 31.
Wadham reported: "Noble Silk has come out of his last race fine, but we would not ideally be running him again so quickly. I will see how he is tomorrow and probably make my mind up tomorrow night about whether he is going to run or not.
"It is our last opportunity to qualify for All-Weather Championship Finals Day, but that is only another nine days after the race on Wednesday. It's still be a bit up in the air but he seems fine without being fantastic, which is why I am keeping my options open.
"It's quite galling when you have only been beaten a half length and a head in two Fast-Track Qualifiers, but that's where we are."
Wednesday's line-up also features course and distance scorer Poitin, lightly-raced Doncaster victor White Nile and Mr Burbidge, who has won six of his last eight starts.