Day two of the 30-Day Challenge. A jubilant start to proceedings with the lovely-looking Marylebone winning for Ed Walker on Monday.
Firstly, I'm not as confident about today's selection but it should go well.
A Maiden Fillies' Stakes over 7f 32y. Nine two-year-olds take part, five with experience. Andrew Balding fields Make Music for her third start. I backed this daughter of Acclamation last time out at decent odds. This bay filly, who was purchased by the trainer for 40,000euros at the yearling sales, looked to struggle for pace and I went from hoping for a place to being irritated that she didn't snatch victory, clawing back the leader in the closing stages to lose by less than one length. The key to her success today could well come from this step up in trip, which is sure to benefit.
I'm pretty sure this March foal races in Andrew Balding's wife's colours so Kingsclere could be celebrating in every sense if lady luck shines. With odds around 11/4 I would prefer an each way price and bet but that looks unlikely to happen unless something is heavily backed. I'd be surprised if this filly is out of the first three. You may get bigger odds in running if you are betting on the exchanges.