Saturday 18 July 2009

2:00 Newmarket (18th July)

With the weather changing by the hour it is difficult to know what the ground conditions will be by the start of racing and caution is the keyword for today.

A 6f maiden with potentially a couple of decent juveniles on show.

Mr David was very much a talking-horse on debut but finished fourth after tiring in the final furlong. This colt by Sky Mesa has been given an entry for the Gimcrack and a Listed raced, which indicates there is more to come. Whether this American-bred juvenile will appreciate soft ground is open to debate, however, I am sure this two-year-old has ability.

Saeed Bin Suroor has been in good form of late and his two-year-old are always worth noting on their second start. Marine Spirit caught the eye on debut at Goodwood more for what he didn't do in the race. A lovely-looking colt, Dettori let this son of Big Shuffle come home in his own time and must be capable of much more today.

Of the rest Ghost ran quite well on debut, but more will be needed here. While Ongoodform has been given Stakes race entry.

With the ground a worry I would rather watch than bet although I do get the feeling Mr David will run a big race today.

A watching race.

Race review: 'Mr David showed the other side of the coin today with a professional win over the bold-running Ghost. Meehan's two-year-old must have disappointed on debut at Windsor but earned his keep today and will go on from this victory. The second, trained by Barry Hills, should find a race soon. Marine Spirit was a little disappointing. Centigrade showed promise too.'