Wednesday 27 May 2009

2:20 Ayr (28th May)

A few interesting form horses in this 6f contest.

Maison Brillet ran with credit on debut at Musselburgh after being drawn wide and then being slow away. Racing on the outside of the field, he progressed throughout and put down a challenge in the final furlong but beaten by two capable juveniles. Howard Johnson has fair statistics for his two-year-olds on their second start and this step up to 6f may bring about improvement.

Trinder ran a strong race against Corporal Maddox, when second at Hamilton. This colt has a bit of size about him looks the type to battle when asked. The winner that day won with a touch in hand so it pays to be slightly careful when assessing its merits but this looks a capable juvenile.

Baileys Vision didn't do much wrong at Warwick, just losing out to more experienced opposition. I think the form of her first race sets an average level of ability but she is capable of improving for the run and Jonhston's juveniles are tough to beat.

Emeralds Spirit is an interesting juvenile for Weymes. She was quite fancied on debut and didn't have the clearest of passages which made her look a couple of lengths poorer. She was running on well at the line and this 6f will suit. It was noticeable that this filly has quite a knee bend and may well appreciate an ease in the ground today. In addition, it is interesting that she was entered to run in the Hilary Needler but takes this engagement instead.

A fairly competitive race with a few form horses taking their chance.


Race review: 'Maison Brillet ran well beating the Johnston pair: Baileys Vision and Below Zero where few seemed to get into the race. Baileys Vision had run a capable race on debut and this was probably a similar effort. The third Below Zero ran well on debut and could go on from this. Emeralds Spirit ran beyond comprehension and I can only apologise for such a disappointing effort. She had form to run a big race but the way she drifted on Betfair, late on, was alarming.'

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