Thursday 11 June 2009

2:00 Nottingham (11th June)

Quite an interesting maiden over 6f.

Motivational caught the eye when running at Leicester on debut. A big horse with plenty of scope for improvement, he blew his chance after a tardy start and done well to finish third. It is slightly difficult to know what that form is worth as the second bombed out at Newcastle last time although the 5th Petrocelli ran quite well at Doncaster next time. Lanigan is a shrewd trainer and I get the feeling this juvenile will run a big race here. It is interesting to see Jamie Spencer riding, a first for this trainer by all accounts.

Guesswork is the only filly in the race but quite an interesting individual. She has been entered to run in two listed races and withdrawn last time evidently wanting this better ground. Jarvis has stated that he likes this juvenile and it wouldn't be a surprise to see her backed and run well. The downside is that the form of here debut run is only fair and improvement is needed. In addition, running against a number of much bigger, stronger colts could make her task all the more difficult.

Paradise Dream has shown an element of ability on two starts. Noseda done well last year when stepping his juveniles up in distance and this colt may improve for this extra furlong.

Brian Meehan's juveniles must always be respected on their second start and He's Invincible is worth noting in the betting. It is unusual to see Tom Eaves riding for the trainer and could be a negative.

There is good money on the exchanges for Pat Eddery's Aerodynamic which cost an impressive 200,000 guineas. Eddery has a decent juvenile in his care, so they may have a line to the merits of this individual.

Not the easiest race to assess with plenty of debutantes. Motivator and Guesswork are the two most interesting for me.

A watching race.

Demonstrative (NR)

Race review: 'A nice a winner for Pat Eddery with Aerodynamic seamlessly running to the line for a great debut performance. Clearly this juvenile was known to be a prospect and this was a run full of promise. Ballodair added to the great year for Fahey and this juvenile will be winning soon. The betting is always a very good guide to this stable's chances. Kanaf looks a strong sort and slightly hampered when running to the line. These three all ran very well on their first starts. Guesswork, the only filly, certainly knew much more this time and led for a long way, looking a winner for a time. She may have gone a shade too fast and tired in the last furlong. Perhaps better suited to a fillies' maiden, she has ability. Motivational never got into the race and this was a disappointing effort. Perhaps the form of the Leicester race is limited, but more likely this was an off day.'