Monday 22 June 2009

7:25 Newbury (23rd June)

A decent sized field for this maiden fillies' race over 7f.

Not too many with form, but a few worth noting.

Mistic Magic was very well backed on debut at Lingfield over a distance (5f) that was much to quick for her. Connections indicated that they like this juvenile and that it would be better suited by decent ground and a step up in distance. That was a fair race and to run that well was quite an achievement. It is interesting why Cole has chosen this 7f event rather than plump for 6f, although you have to respect the trainer's opinion on these matters. Hopefully this filly by Orpen doesn't pull as many juveniles struggle to accept such a change of running styles - from sprint to stamina racing. An interesting runner.

Brian Meehan has had a quiet time in respect of the number of two-year-olds he has run this season and Secret Queen didn't really achieve anything on debut over 6f. She has an entry for the Moyglare Group 1 in Ireland and may have more to give over this 7f and a decent break. Meehan has fantastic statistics for his juveniles on their second start at relatively short odds. It is worth keeping an eye on the betting as a gamble would be a positive sign.

A quick mention for Cool Kitten as William Knight's juveniles can often improve a good deal on their second start.

The betting will be the best guide to most of the unraced. Middle Club and Sixpenny Moon have been given a stakes race entry which is a positive.

An interesting contest and Mistic Magic has potential to do much better today as long as she handles this extra two furlongs and ground.

A watching race.

Race review: 'A couple of fair sorts in Mistic Magic and Secret Queen who both stepped up in distance from 5f - 7f and benefited greatly. Cole's winner ran a very good race, always travelling well and managed to grind out a win over Meehan's second who cruised along and really looked to an outstanding chance of winning. These two fillies can go on from this and will be competing at a higher higher grade. Middle Club was well backed and can progress.'