Rather late with this update. A maiden stakes race over 7f on good to firm going. Eleven two-year-olds - all colts although open to fillies. A few talking horses here. Emotionless is trained by Charlie Appleby, one of two debutantes in this field. This American bred colt, a son of Shamardal is out of a Grade 1 winning mare [Unbridled Elaine] who won over $1,000,000 in prize money. Bred to be good, he has a raft of flashy Group entries that detail this bay colt has ability. The word is out as the price is pretty short at 13/8. Whether punters want to take those odds is a matter of debate although I would be very surprised if Charlie Appleby's charge doesn't run a big race.
Venturous looks to be second string although holds a Middle Park Stakes. He cost 110,000gns as a foal. Probably best watched although it wouldn't be the first time the white hat spoiled the party.
Quite interested to see how Sun Lover goes for Luca Cumani. This son of Oasis Dream is out of an unraced mare. He was purchased by J Warren Bloodstock at the yearling sales for 360,000gns, now racing in the familiar silks of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum. Bedford Lodge has given this colt a Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) entry, one of two for the stable. Cumani isn't the type of trainer to throw around entries and their debutantes have fair place claims when priced 9/1 SP and less.
Conclusion: Looking forward to see how Emotionless goes on his debut. I can only imagine how much this colt would have cost if going through the sales ring. There is little doubt he has enough ability to win a race of this nature and will most likely be contesting at Group level this season. Whether you fancy going in at short odds is a matter of opinion. He is slightly on the drift in the betting 7/4. I wouldn't be in a rush to bet against this talking horse. Sun Lover is worth noting for the future. He is an expensive buy and held in some regard. Has place claims if priced less than double-figure odds. The others are best watched.