Wednesday 6 May 2009

5:30 Windsor (7th May)

An open maiden fillies' race.

Existentialist ran a satisfactory race in a auction maiden here on debut. A sizable filly, it is possible that this Portman runner will improve and her high draw plus experience will certainly be a positive. The negative is that this may equate to a step-up in class (from an auction event to a maiden) and there may be one or two juveniles showing more promise on debut.

Country Princess may improve for the run although she certainly needs to after a lacklustre performance. The only positive is that her starting price that day was relatively short and being absent for some time may indicate that she disappointed.

Clive Brittain's Zinjbar has very good breeding. A filly costing some $350,000usd by Dynaformer and mare by Storm Cat. His juveniles do not attain a very good win rate on debut but his chances are more encouraging if relatively short in the betting which generally indicates a level of ability. An interesting prospect.

Of the others, La Pantera has been entered for a stakes race while Jasmine Scent has been entered for a claimer, which may be a negative to her chances.

A difficult race to assess. The form horse doesn't bestow the greatest standard of ability and the unraced have to prove their worth and may struggle to give experience away.

A watching race.

Race review: 'A race that resembled a auction maiden rather than a maiden, and a weak one at that. The betting suggested that no one had turned up and the result reinforced that opinion with Existentialist winning well. The only other runner to press the Portman two-year-old was the Ryan-trained Bell's Ocean. A well-backed filly, she stuck to her guns and ran well on debut. This looked a pretty modest race and the rest will probably be better suited by further.'