Saturday 18 April 2009

5:10 Doncaster

On paper this doesn't look the greatest of races. My Mandy ran satisfactory on debut and should improve for the experience although that looked a modest contest. Patteresa Girl was behind My Mandy after a terribly slow start. This filly is sure to improve and Stubbs has an excellent win and place percentage on second start. Musiara and Zaskia showed an element of hope on debut. Mick Channon's juveniles (Musiara) should always be respected on their second start. Of the others, Dispol Keasha has been entered for a stakes race, which is quite an interesting sign. Nidamar has been entered for a selling race, so that doesn't inspire confidence. To be honest, I wouldn't like to imagine what would win this race - it is contested by juveniles with similar levels of form and none of them seem, at this stage, particularly talented. I will be watching Patteresa Girl simply to see if she can uphold Stubbs impressive statistics.

A watching race.

Race review: 'It was good to see Patteresa Girl win although it looked unlikely for much of the race. Well backed, but outpaced for most of this race, she ran on well and edged a win in a battling four-way finish. Dispol Keasha ran a fair race considering she got hampered at the start. My Mandy and Lady Lube Rye all fought hard and each had their chances of the win. This looked a modest race.'