Thursday 7 May 2009

6:10 Hamilton (8th May)

Not the strongest maiden at Hamilton over the minimum distance.

Rock Of Love and Dower Glen gave the impression they would improve a good deal for their debuts, running to the line after slow starts through lack of expereince. Saying that, they both need to do much more today.

Olympic Ceremony cost £50,000 and Fahey is always a trainer to be respected and certainly capable of winning on debut.

Valantino Oyster was a relatively cheap purchase. Howard Johnson is often a dab hand with his two-year-olds although he doesn't have the greatest win rate on debut and in the five-day declarations Mulrennen was booked to ride another juvenile for the stable (Urban Clubber) which may be something of a negative.

Midnight Uno and Dispol Kabira have both been entered to run in selling/claiming events and this doesn't speak well for their chances.

A watching race.

Race review: ' A poor maiden by all accounts. Dower Glen had too much speed to these from the start and all were struggling to go the pace. Semple's filly must have touched very short odds in-running and never looked like being beaten even when Dispol Kabira threw down a late challenge at the line. Midgley's two-year-old was outpaced for most of the race and wasn't on many people's shortlist. It doesn't read well that Dispol Kabira and Midnight Uno have both been entered to run in selling races. I would be very careful with these placed juveniles as they could well be disasters waiting to happen.'