Saturday 13 June 2009

4:20 York (13th June)

A maiden for colts and fillies over 6f.

The first runner of the season for Noseda, Summerinthecity. Always a trainer to be respected as he generally has a decent string of juveniles. The downside is that the majority of his runners are under priced and he doesn't boast the highest of win rates on debut. An interest runner though and certainly a trainer who can reveal a talented two-year-old.

Capacity comes from the in-form stable of Mark Johnston whose juveniles are doing well at present. This colt took a while to understand what was happening at Leicester and then ran on well at the finish. The basic form isn't anything special but he should be wiser today.

Makbullet may have been beaten a long way at Musselburgh but that was no disgrace behind two very talented juveniles. Probably better suited to auction level, Howard Johnson's colt will run a decent race here.

Of the rest, Tartan Trip has been supported on the exchanges. His juveniles have been running well of late and I get the feeling he has a decent string this year. Money for his is always a good sign and I noticed that this juvenile has been entered to run in a stakes race which is a positive. The downside is that Balding has a pretty poor win race on debut and more likely to be placed.

A watching race.
Race review: 'Only three got into this race - and a long way clear, too. Haltela, trained by Kevin Ryan, ran a markedly different race today after showing nothing at Carlisle when apprentice ridden over 5f. Perhaps the 6f and the experience had switch on this juvenile. A lovely big horse and a deserved win for Ryan who has not hit form with his two-year-olds this season. This colt by Namid wandered under pressure and both place horses followed suit. Summerinthecity ran a fair race on debut, although a few to backed this colt may feel they should have won. He came from a long way off the pace and looked to have a chance of prevailing. Makbullet ran with much credit and made the most of his experience. The form of the Musselburgh race is very good.'