Monday 25 May 2009

2:20 Chepstow (26th May)

Quite a competitive auction maiden over this 5f.

Avonvalley has progressed with racing and her last effort was a strong performance for this level and she is likely to run a big race once again.

It would come as no surprise to hear that Beckett rates this two-year-old. A big, deep-chested colt, he made what looked to be a winning challenge at Goodwood before tiring in the last half furlong and not given a hard race. This colt looks the part and will make a race of this.

Of the others, Bond Together has shown an element of ability, Safari Special ran on well in a race where the form has been franked on a couple of occasions and could improve and Saxby is a recent breeze-up purchase, although he will have be something good to win this on debut.

A competitive race for auction level and the winner will be a fair sort.