Sunday 7 June 2009

6:30 Windsor (8th June)

A relatively restricted auction maiden over 6f. (With the ground being good-to-soft it is difficult to know whether high or low draws will be favoured. If the ground turns soft, low are most likely to be advantaged.)

I know this probably isn't the best of races, but I am not keen on Nina Rose and would think one of the unraced juveniles will win this. Cox's juvenile ran a decent enough race at Bath but being second to Flyinflyout may be a poor effort. Certainly Channon's juvenile (Flyinflyout) was beaten at Redcar and that wasn't a good race in my opinion. I think this juvenile ran its race that day and although experience will be a plus ability may be lacking.

Of the unraced Missionaire is an interesting colt for William Knight. Costing $320,000 and having been entered for a stakes race is worth noting although Knight is not the renowned for winning on debut, however, a number have been placed.

Ba Jetstream looks to be second string.

An open race. The betting will be the best guide for many of these.

A watching race.

Race review: Not too many got into this. The ground made the draw something of a lottery but it probably didn't make much difference to Dick Turpin who ran out an easy winner for the Hannon stable. A sizable colt, he was short in the betting and clearly fancied to win this. Missionaire ran well in second and will no doubt improve for the experience as many Knight's juveniles do. Nina Rose didn't disgrace herself but simply was up to the class of the winner.'