Saturday's Thoughts

1:45 York
Andrew Balding is a talented trainer and his juveniles are always worth noting on their second start. King Ferdinand ran an encouraging race on debut and this extra furlong will bring about further improvement. There has been money for this Thurloe Thoroughbred owned son of Tobougg, which suggests a big run today.

Bet: King Ferdinand 1PTEW (5/1) 4th
Comment: 'Looked to have every chance, battled on well, but losing third place on the line is particularly frustrating.'

1:55 Ascot
A watching race but keep an eye on Tazahum, a handsome, proud-running colt by Redoubte's Choice. This will be a stiff test but Sir Michael Stoute's youngster gave the impression he has a touch of class.

6:40 Wolverhampton
Brian Meehan has been in fine from with his two-year-olds and Irons On Fire, an American-bred gelding by Tale Of The Cat should improve for the debut run at Wolverhampton and especially this step up in distance. The form of that first run is holding up well and this $100,000 buy has strong place claims.

7:10 Wolverhampton
Interesting to see how Claret'N'Blue fares over this extended mile after being campaigned at a higher level. It is difficult to assess the ability of this colt but this drop in class will make life much easier.


Today's races:
1:45 York
1:55 Ascot
2:30 Ascot
3:20 York
4:15 Ascot
5:40 Wolverhampton
6:40 Wolverhampton
7:10 Wolverhampton
8:10 Wolverhampton

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