Saturday 9 May 2009

6:25 Warwick (9th May)

A restricted auction maiden over the extended 5f. Kaspirit ran well on debut. This filly looked trained to the minute and is a battling type. Flap Jack ran better last time although the form has mixed signals. Hughes was booked to ride but has gone to Ascot. This may be a negative sign. Reddy To Star was backed on debut but did very little. Cox's colt may do better today. Interesting event.

Race review: 'Quite a battle between the three favourites and Bell's debutant, Soul Heaven. This race featured a fair-looking bunch of two-year-olds. Flapjack was the best of the form horses after her last effort at Brighton. She may not have improved on that performance and it is slightly difficult to measure how good a contest that was so it may pay to watch how the form of this race works out. However, saying that, the front four could have an element of ability. Once again Reddy To Star was very well backed, which says something after his last run at Goodwood where little went right after a slow start. This is a lovely balanced horse with a fluent running style. Cox's juvenile certainly lived up to the promise he must have been showing at home and you would think a winner at some stage of the season. Tom Dascombe's debutant was well backed (a very good sign for this stable's two-year-olds) and Antonius Moris ran a decent race to win on his racecourse bow. Flapjack ran about on the home turn but seems to be going the right way and will probably appreciate 6f. Soul Heaven was hated in the betting and an amazingly cheap purchase. This is an attractive colt and I can see him improving for the run. He held his head a little high but this may have been due to inexperience. In this grade, this two-year-old must have a good chance of winning a race or two.'