5:30 Windsor (11th April) - Result

EBF maiden over 5f 10y.

A selection of colts and fillies, three with form.

With experience on side, Lord Of The Shadows will be much wiser today and has strong claims at prohibitive odds. This 70,000gns yearling is an attractive deep-chested son of Kyllachy. Although a touch outpaced on debut, he travelled well at the furlong pole, looking to have every chance of winning but out classed by Paul Cole's prospect Silverheels. Lord Of The Shadows is a winner in the making. He must go close today.

The main contenders come in the form of Safari Storm and Serious Spender.

The former trained by Brian Meehan is a 36,000gns son of Dubawi. It is encouraging to note that Safari Storm has been entered to run in a Stakes race but connections have taken this route. These owners have had a number of fair juveniles with Meehan but interestingly most improve for their debut, which negates his chances today.   

Serious Spender is quite fancied in the betting, which is a sign of encouragement. This 45,000gns yearling and son of Amadeus Wolf comes from an owner who has been connected with a number of talented juveniles and Ralph Beckett has a fair strike rate with his debutantes. This bay colt has place claims. However, it is never easy to win on debut and that factor is compounded by racing against a potentially talented juvenile with course and distance experience.

Of the others, Aquasulis may be capable of better. This filly was relatively fancied on debut but was clueless. This daughter of Titus Livius has size and scope and quite attractive.

Lord Of The Shadows will be a tough nut to crack.

HCE: ''Lord Of The Shadows ran out a fair winner. Serious Spender was fit and ready running well giving favourite backers a slight scare at the two-furlong pole. Aquasulis showed good speed and hung on to take third place a decent odds.''

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