Monday 13 July 2009

2:45 Beverley (14th July)

A restricted auction race over 5f where a high draw is a distinct advantage.

If My Mandy is at her best, she will take the world of beating here. Her last two efforts at Chester bring about a dilemma as these disappointments may have simply been down to the course, as many juveniles just don't take to its idiosyncratic nature or has this filly regressed? Today will bring resolution to this puzzler, not that it helps in the decision - bet or no bet! I would need a fair price to be tempted. Ian Williams representative will be the classic easy winner or bitter disappointment.

I liked the determined run by Saint Sebastian at Leicester, when second to potentially a decent juvenile. McMahon is a trainer to be respected and this colt by Captain Rio is the type to run a consistent race. From a decent draw, I will be expecting a big run.

Emerald Girl has progressed with racing but doesn't seem to do anything very quickly to me. I think this Fahey-trained juvenile would benefit from 6f and will probably struggle to go the pace here and run on all too late. Not my idea of a bet.

David Barron is always a trainer to note and Flow Chart was well backed on debut at Redcar. This trainer has very good place statistics when relatively short price on second start. This bay gelding needs to improve on his racecourse bow but has the potential to do so. An interesting juvenile but something to prove after a long time off the track.

I don't think there are many to consider here and the best look to be Saint Sebastian and My Mandy.

A watching race.

Race review: 'Probably no more than an average race but a tidy victory for Emerald Girl who ran on well to win by a couple of lengths. My Mandy showed more today after a couple of disappointing efforts at Chester and she travelled well with the early pace setter, Saint Sebastian, who clearly had his limitations exposed here finishing down the field after tiring in the final furlong. Flow Chart was well backed and run on at the finish but could never throw down a major challenge.'