Thursday 25 June 2009

2:20 Doncaster (26th June)

A maiden fillies' race over 6f.

The one thing I know about Cherry Bee is that she will appreciate this extra furlong and it could make a big difference. On both her previous starts she has been run off her feet and then plugged on in some style at the finish indicating this 6f will suit. A sizable filly, I can see her running a big race.

Iain McInnes is a capable trainer and has the knack of winning on his second start. Perfect Blossom travelled well that day, in a fair race, and faded late on, which may have been due to fitness. This fillies' dam, Perfect Peach, trained by Chris Fairhurst, was a decent two-year-old and could well run a race today especially with that initial experience on side.

Marco Botti's Proper Littlemadam ran an encouraging race on debut at Doncaster although the form of that race, bar the winner, doesn't seem that strong. I could see this filly improving as she wasn't given a hard time that day although improvement is needed. The betting will be the best guide to this one.

Seeking Dubai is from a talented trainer and money would be encouraging but winning on debut is a tough ask.

Wigan Lane may appreciate this step back to 6f although she doesn't look the most talented juvenile and may be vulnerable.

Not the easiest race to assess as a number have something to prove. Cherry Bee and Perfect Blossom are most interest.

A watching race.

Race review: 'This had the look of an auction event rather than a decent maiden. Wigan Lane has improved with racing and appreciate this 6f, which helped her keep a handy position. She ran a decent race to hold the prolonged charge of Cherry Bee who seemed to be running light today - not as big and strong as I thought. Seeking Dubai showed an element of ability to take third. Perfect blossom didn't have much luck being restrained today and then finding a wall of horses in front of her when travelling well. McInness' juvenile is worth another chance.'