Wednesday 20 May 2009

2:15 Goodwood (21st May)

A median auction maiden for colts and fillies over 6f.

None of the form horses set the greatest of standard and preference is for those making their racecourse bow.

Richard Hughes was originally booked to ride Footstepsofspring at the five-day declarations so him choosing to partner Big Audio must be seen as a negative for the former, now a mount for Dane O'Neill.

Mich Channon has a decent record at Goodwood and connections will be hoping this £100,000gns purchase, Aattash, a colt by Clodovil, will have ability.

John Dunlop is another trainer than has to be respected at Goowood and if this colt is fancied in the betting then I would expect a big race. No doubt the Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group will be relishing a run for their money at their home course.

A outsider worth noting is Foxtrot Foxtrot. Peter Winkworth does well at Goodwood, especially when Jim Crowley is in the saddle. This trainer can win at any price.

An intriguingly open race.

A watching race.
Race review: 'This looked an open race and they were strung out by the finish. Goodwood Maestro was weakish in the betting but ran a great race on debut and prevailed over Footstepsofspring, a good-looking sort, who ran a much better race on his second start. Time Lord was well backed and ran ok. Big Audio should improve from this experience. A good-looking colt with size and scope I can see this juvenile showing more next time. Running from a high draw and on the outside of the field Hughes didn't give his mount a hard time when all chance had gone. The five-day jockey bookings suggested that this was Hughe's selection although it is never straightforward trying to assume Hannon's intentions. Most of these juveniles have something to prove - a weak race.'