Monday 27 July 2009

3:30 Yarmouth (27th July)

A restricted auction race over 7f.

Janeiro seemed to lose the plot with the application of the visor last time. I always have concerns about such addition as they often have a negative affect in my opinion. The fact that Dacsombe has decided to up this gelding to 7f looks another sign of desperation. I wouldn't back this two-year-old today.

I like the battling attitude of She's Ok who was a shade unlucky not to win last time out. An attractive, filly she will not get any better chance than such a limited race. However, whether she will appreciate this 7f is a matter of opinion. I would feel more inclined to bet if over the 5/6f. If she gets the distance, a big run will be on the cards.

Keyta Bonita sets the standard if the form of her debut run can be believed. That was rather a muddling affair and you always have to wonder if one or two of that group were flattered. On the plus side, Quinlan's juvenile was a short price that day which indicates they had high hopes of a decent run and in fairness ran with credit. This 7f should suit on breeding and being an auction race she finds herself on a handy weight too. Probably the most interesting of all the runners.

Go Forth North ran two consistent races although not looking the best of juveniles and took an age to get going at Salisbury when running on at the finish. I would have concerns Bell's runner may struggle to go the pace in the early stages and may need further. This is more her level and being such a restricted race may be more at home in this company. I still feel this two-year-old has something prove.

Of the unraced, Venutius may go well at a big price. McMahon does well with all his juveniles and has a good place rate with his debutantes.

A watching race.

Race review: 'A comprehensive win for Janeiro who always travelled well and ran out this 7f with zeal. Certainly a reformed performance from last times 6f with the visors. Dascombe's juvenile deserved a win and made up for a few disappointment for those who kept the faith. She's Ok didn't do much wrong and was always placed to run a big race with plenty of speed to hold a handy position. Any other day of the week she would have been victorious but the winner was a decent winner at this grade. Venutius ran well to take third place and supported McMahon's good place averages on debut. Go Forth North probably ran to a similar standard and Keyta Bonita was a disappointment. Time will tell if Quinlan's juvenile has any ability although they have had a poor season with the two-year-olds and it continued here.'