2:20 Nottingham Racing Tips (8th October) 32RED ON THE APP STORE EBF STALLIONS MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (2yo)
An EBF Maiden Stakes over 6f 15y on good ground. Seventeen two-year-olds take part: colts, geldings and four fillies. Ten juveniles are lightly raced in what looks a competitive heat. In many respects this isn't a race I would bet but one factor may always justify a small wager - a speculative price. Major Attitude could well have disappointed on debut when making his debut at Bath. Clive Cox often sends his better juveniles to make their debut at this course and it wouldn't be a surprise to learn this son of Major Cadeaux out of a winning, listed-raced mare has ability. This bay colt was purchased by the trainer for 40,000gns at Tattersalls October Sales 2013 (Book 2). This horse is a half-brother to the exceptionally talented Hearts Of Fire. In truth, this April foal had a mountain to climb starting off at Stakes class against a field of winning opponents on good to soft ground. To start 5/1 second-favourite suggests this horse had something of a reputation. After a tardy start, inexperience told, and it was soon apparent Major Attitude wouldn't press the likes of Elysian Flyer. This youngster is far from a confident selection. I'm hopeful this juvenile will be forgotten on the exchanges and at some point drift to huge prices. Time will tell if that is the case. I can see this colt being backed so may be worth a speculative punt at odds with the idea of laying at shorter prices closer to the off.