Wednesday 13 May 2009

4:20 York (14th May)

A host of well owned/bred juveniles in this 6f maiden.

The best of the form horses is Mel Brittain's Trade Secret who has put up a couple of decent performances but may struggle against a presumably classier field. Brittain's colt is rangy type although the trainer has been quoted as saying he is still rather weak. In truth his chances rest upon the quality of the unraced juveniles who may or may not be better. Quite often such form horses drift in the betting and then backed late on, especially if those making their debut are not quite as lively as the tissue prices suggest.

Of the unraced, Fine Sight has been entered to run in a stakes race, which is a positive sign. Hannon does well with the Queen's juveniles. With so many well bred juveniles from leading training establishments the betting will undoubtedly be a good guide to the chances of many.

Not the easiest of races to appreciate at the time of writing this posting but a race that will most likely produce a number of winners.

A watching race.

Race review: 'Potentially a good race with Paul Cole's winner, No Hubris, being considered for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. He was certainly well backed for this and confidence was rewarded with a comfortable win. Flying Statesman ran a very good race in second and looks a nice specimen and gleaming coat. Beethoven ran on in courageous style after floundering at the furlong pole. All three juveniles left Trade Secret behind as Brittain's colt faded in the final furlong after putting his experience to good use to run a creditable fourth, clear of the fifth.