Chances of Team McBride meeting their goal of 20 winners this year appear to be fading after both Camachess and Bond Street Beau were unable to feature at Newcastle and Chelmsford on Friday evening to leave them stuck on 18. With most of the yard, including Charlie himself, taking a break, concentration is likely to be on breaking in Yearlings and upcoming December Sales.
Camachess looked to be McBride’s best chance of the evening in a CL4 6F handicap at Newcastle, although punters thought differently as she drifted out to 40/1 at the off. Obviously they knew something we didn’t as she failed to make any impression despite finishing just 4 1/2L 13th behind Paddy Power. The winner picking up from room on the far side to beat Magical Spirit by a length with Epeius a 1/2L 3rd.
Camachess probably lost this at the starting gate where she dwelt leaving her behind a wall of horses racing down the centre of the track. She never found any room as a result her, like a few others, race was run before it started.
Bond Street Beau featured in the CL6 0-57 closer at Chelmsford and what is often the way in these moderate races, the favourite Broughton Excels was beaten a neck by a 14/1 outsider in this case Split Down South which is possibly a nod to Brexit. Anyhow Bond Street Beau was away sharp enough and held the favoured inside position. However she wasnt good enough to go on and faded inside the final furlong to finish 6 1/4L 8th of 9 runners. She was a winner this year but looks exposed as a 3yo.