Thursday 30 April 2009

2:55 Musselburgh (1st May)

This could turn out to be a good race.

Dispol Keasha ran a great race on debut considering she got off to an awkward start after receiving a bump shortly after leaving the stalls. Running on the outside she had to make up a number of lengths to get on level terms and seemingly had a winning lead only tiring in the final half furlong to finish second. This attractive filly by Kheleyf has been entered to run in two stakes races and will be much wiser today. I get the feeling Barron has high hopes for this filly.

Saucy Girl is another filly who ran a promising race on debut. The winner, Here Now And Way is a talented juvenile and the third Mister Manannan won with ease at Pontefract. Easterby has made a point of sending out some of his best juveniles in the race at Ripon and this two-year-old has a touch of class. If she improves on her debut run, which is possible, you can guarantee a big race here.

To add to the scene Richard Fahey is represented by Ventura Cove. Costing £80,000 and already entered for a stakes race this colt is certainly one to keep an eye on. He will be a good two-year-old to beat these fillies on debut.

An exciting race.

A watching race.

Race review: 'A dashing performance from Dispol Keasha. Gaining a length or so lead from the stalls she soon had her rivals outpaced and eased down in the final furlong for an impressive win. This looks a decent filly. Ventura Cove ran a very good race on debut. Although outpaced by David Barron's filly he ran on well and could be a useful prospect. Time will tell whether Saucy Girl failed to deliver or was simply beaten by two beater horses. Easterby will be disappointed with this seemingly lacklustre effort. She clearly paid the price for trying to go the pace and this in turn made Saucy Girl look even worse. I wouldn't give up hope as this may have been a very good race, however, she does have something to prove. An interesting race - with a very easy winner.'