Thursday 14 May 2009

6:20 Hamilton (15th May)

A small field for this maiden over 5f.

Corporal Maddox is likely to run a much better race after a slow start in a novice stakes race at Nottoingham on debut. Burke's juveniles are often transformed for their second start and this colt is the sort to progress and take some beating here.

Cambuslang and Lord's Seat ran encouraging debuts and gave the impression that they would improve with racing. Berry's Lord's Seat was a huge price that day and a very cheap purchase. What is interesting about this colt is that this son of Trade Fair is actually a decent-looking juvenile: strong and has some scope to improve with racing.

Trinder is a short tissue price and Fahey does well with his juveniles.

Corporal Maddox will need to win this to have hopes of going on to better things.

A watching race.

Race review: 'A decent performance by the first and second. Karl Burke's Corporal Maddox was a different horse today and a very strong sort too. Trinder ran creditable for a first run and certainly has enough ability to win. Alan Berry's Lord's Seat got a little closer to Cambuslang and contitnues to progress with racing.'