Monday 6 July 2009

6:30 Windsor (6th July)

A decent size field for this 6f event where a high draw can be a big advantage.

Of the form horses Excellent Guest is potentially the most interesting as Margarson (trainer) has indicated that he likes this juvenile. It is a positive that a Gimcrack entry has come his way and although the basic form of the Yarmouth debut isn't particularly strong I can imagine there is improvement to come.

Of the unraced, Classic Colori hails from the mighty Dascombe yard, which has done very well with its debutantes this year. This colt has been entered for a stakes race and the Gimcrack (Group 2) and considering the strength of two-year-old in their stable these are signs to note. A low draw is a negative.

Peter Winkworth's Come On Safari is worthy of a mention. The trainer does very well with his juveniles at Windsor and it is encouraging to see Crowley in the saddle. With this colt being a breeze-up purchase, he could be forward enough to run a fair race. At decent odds this juvenile is certain one to consider.

Clive Cox hasn't had many two-year-old runners this season but he is a very capable trainer and they often go well on debut. It is a plus to see Philip Robinson taking the ride and this has been a good hunting ground for the trainer in past years and can often win at fancy odds although a low draw may not be ideal.

With a number of established stables taking part this looks a competitive race. The betting will indicate the chances of many although, as noted above, a few stables are capable of winning at a price. Classic Colori and Excellent Guest must be respected with their Gimcrack entries and the experience of Margarson's juvenile will add to his chances. At a price, I would give Come On Safari a fighting chance, too.


Race review: 'Probably a fair contest and another winner for Tom Dascombe in the shape of Classic Colori. This capable trainer has a wealth of talent and this colt could well take part in the Gimcrack (one of two entrants for the yard). Dubai Set ran well and it may be the case that his previous run came in a decent event. Al Ghazal ran with credit to take third. Come On Safari travelled well and found trouble in running but faded tamely in the final furlong.'