Tuesday 16 June 2009

2:20 Hamilton (17th June)

A maiden race over 6f with a testing uphill finish.

Mark Johnston is a difficult trainer to assess with his two-year-olds on debut as they can go from one extreme to the other and reason why the bookies often under price his juveniles. The plus side is that the trainer has 35% win rate with his juveniles in recent years.

Karl Burke has been winning countless races this season, especially second time out, and Paradise Spectre was give a very tall order on debut against talented opposition. That was a very good run for a debut and improvement is very likely.

Mark Tompkins rarely wins on debut and his juveniles can make giant strides from one race to the next. Amno Dancer ran a fair race on debut. If this colt is relatively short in the betting (13/2 & less) a big run can be expected.

Fahey is firing in the two-year-old winners and he has a liking for Hamilton.Money talks volumes for the stable and if they fancy their chances then so should you.

The betting will tell the fate of many of these and that should be noted before getting stuck in to any selection. Paradise Spectre is an interesting juvenile and a big run should be expected.

A watching race.

Race review: 'This turned out to be a battle between the three most fancied runners and Mark Johnston's Awzaan won the day. Paradise Sceptre was well backed and had every chance only losing out in the last 100m. Tislaam, who ran no race on debut, put up a much improved performance this time. Difficult to know what these achieved as form lines are pretty sparse.'