A Maiden Stakes over 6f on good going. A big field of two-year-olds with sixteen making the line-up.
A few of these have some aspect of interest. However, I will make try to make this short and sweet as I'm having something of a bad hair day and really need to start making Sunday a day of rest, which it isn't.
The horse of interest.
I'm not going to say how I know but Majeste has a level of ability. This son of Acclamation has been withdrawn at least once before, no doubt trying to keep away from soft ground, and luckily this bay colt has a nice draw in stall two. Richard Hannon has been a touch quiet this season with Mark Johnston stealing the limelight but he does pop up with talents and this horse looks a good buy at £50,000 when purchased by Peter & Ross Doyle at the yearling sales. Now racing in the familiar black and yellow silks of Mohammed Saeed Al Shahi I am pretty confident this January foal will be ready for action.
The main dangers include Clive Cox's Kodiline who was backed without fear of loss when runner-up to a decent horse in Big Time Baby. This son of Kodiac did little wrong losing by half a length and shouldn't be bothered by this extra furlong.
Saeed bin Suroor has done exceptionally well with his two-year-olds this season and he can prime them for debut. Best Solution is a son of Kodiac and 90,000G yearling purchase. Definitely a juvenile to respect although a wide draw may not be ideal in the sizable field.
100,000G yearling buy Redgrave is worthy of respect for Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and Charlie Hills, who has a liking for Windsor. If priced 13/2 & less SP has fair each-way claims.
Stuart Williams isn't a name associated with two-year-olds but Ruby Woo shaped with promise on debut at Yarmouth when making her debut a couple of weeks back. A wide draw tempers enthusiasm.
One horse which may be worth noting on its second start is William Muir's Secret Agent. This bay colt is a son of Equiano and looks to be a home bred for Mrs Michael Morgan who has done very well with stablemate Code Red. Muir often introduces better two-year-olds here, and they usually show their worth second start.
Conclusion: A big field may need a few of these drawn wide will be at a disadvantage. Kodiline will go well but not much value at the odds. Majeste is held in some regard by connections and this debutante has been entered for a lot of races which suggests to me they are feel a big run on his racecourse bow. I'd be surprised if this son of Acclamation doesn't win this season and must have each-way claims here.