Tuesday 9 June 2009

1:40 Salisbury (9th June)

The first division of this restricted auction race over 6f at Salisbury.

Folletta caught the eye on debut, not so much for the fact that she run on quite well in the closing stages but resembling a sumo wrestler. Perhaps she carries a lot of condition, however it would be interesting if she was much leaner and fitter today. Hannon's two-year-old was a short price at Goowood (which is often a sign of ability) and being drawn wide and then being clueless what was being asked she was soon well off the pace. It wouldn't be a surprise to see a decent run today.

It is remarkable how many of Rod Millman's juveniles get placed on their second start at big odds and Tucker's Law followed a similar pattern here last time, a course he seems to do particularly well. The form of that race is difficult to assess and could be on the weak side but this step up to 6f will help.

Flashy Lover is worth noting if backed as Channon's are very good on their second start.

A watching race.

Keen Bidder (NR)

Race review: The betting suggested this was an open race and it went to the the debutant, Practitioner, trained by Harry Dunlop. This was a professional display and a cosy winner. The trainer indicated that this gelding by Dr Fong may has the potential to go on to better things. Of the rest there wasn't much between the place horses with Abandagold taking second from Imperial Warrior. Folleta ran similar to her debut at Goodwood by getting outpaced before running on well and almost getting a place. Perhaps she need further or at least to keep in contact with the field from an early stage.'