Tuesday 9 June 2009

6:50 Kempton (10th June)

Quite a restricted auction maiden over 6f where a high draw can be a big advantage.

Two interesting form horse in Iver Bridge Lad and I'Malwaysright. The former has set a decent standard on two outings and in a race of this nature must have strong claims. It is slightly concerning that Ryan's colt have been off course for a long spell and the draw is far from ideal. If managing to get a favourable position this should be a chance to win.

I'Malwaysright has shown indifferent form and ran seemingly his best race when wearing the first-time blinkers here last time. That didn't look the best of races, although the front two did go clear of the third. Whether the blinkers will have the same effect this time and how the step up to 6f will suit is a matter of opinion. In ways this juvenile still has something to prove.

Of the unraced King Of Reason is worth noting as Jamie Spencer does well when riding for Simcock. Market support would be a plus although giving experience away and a low draw make the task pretty difficult.

The form horses have the best chances here and Iver Bridge lad much go close if fit and ready.

A watching race.

Race review: 'An easy win for Iver Bridge Lad who had little trouble getting over from a low draw, which isn't as difficult as the 5f dash. Ryan's juvenile has run a well previously and deserved a success in this lower grade. Noble Greek was very well backed for one of Best's on debut, especially when he has a poor strike rate. This juvenile ran well enough but could never get to grips with the experienced winner but should improve for this first outing. Best hasn't really hit form yet but he is likely to turn a corner soon. King Of Reason is a lovely-looking colt and ran creditably here.'