Sunday 3 May 2009

2:40 Warwick (4th May)

A maiden fillies' race at Warwick where experience is a big advantage on this turning course.

Six Wives reminded me of a juvenile that would improve for her debut run. Everything happened all too quickly for her that day and she ran on quite nicely without being bullied. William Haggas' two-year-olds have very good win and place statistics on their second start and the form of the Newmarket run has already been boosted and these races often don't take much winning.

Of particular interest is Kings Of Leo. This attractive filly by Compton Place has already been entered for a stakes race and more interesting the Lily Agnes. It wouldn't be the biggest surprise to find that Hannon actually rates her as a decent prospect although her run at Windsor hardly gave reason to enthuse.

Lewyn, trained by Karl Ryan, was all the rage on debut at Haydock but failed to show. She certainly didn't help her chances by pulling and may be a different proposition on this second start. The main element of concern is the booking of Robert Winston who was originally partnering a juvenile for A. McCabe at the five-day declarations while Callan (stable jockey for Ryan who was booked to ride Lewyn) has gone to Kempton. On a very busy day with lots of meetings this factor has to be taken with a pinch of salt however it would be prudent to consider this point.

A watching race.Lewyn (NR)

Race review: 'A fascinating race and a fair winner in Kings Of Leo. A beautiful filly with a touch of class. It wouldn't be the biggest surprise to see her going to Royal Ascot and she certainly left the form of her Windsor debut behind. Angel Of Fashion and Six Wives had a battle to the line and both ran creditably. Pepi Royal and Two Kisses both ran on at the finish. The latter of these two looks the more interesting as this filly was very inexperience and made up a tremendous amount of ground. A decent race for Warwick.'