Wednesday 8 April 2009

1:40 Folkestone (9th April)

This median auction maiden features a decent size field - suggesting quantity rather than quality. A relatively restricted race for colts and fillies with a median price of not more than 20,000gns featuring a number of home breds. On paper this doesn't appear to be the greatest of races. The two form horses need to improve to figure here and this should go to a two-year-old debutant. I will tentatively suggest the most likely candidates here although this looks a lottery. Trainers of most interest are Channon, Evans, Hannon & Winkworth. There may be money for Bill Turner's Lady Lion as this filly was well backed on debut but refused to enter the stalls.

A watching race.

Race review: 'A poor-looking race won well by Monsieur Chevalier, a debutant from the Hannon yard. Diamond Laura (P.D.Evans) finished a distant second and Turner's Anjomarba 3rd. The field was strung out as though this was a mile event and you have to wonder what the performance of most amounted to. Safari Camp looked a decent horse physically but dropped away. The Quinlan runner, Diamond Affair, was very well backed but pulled pretty hard when making her way to the start. '