Thursday 20 August 2009

1:30 Lingfield (20th August)

A maiden race consisting of a field of colts for this 7f on a turning track.

Lethal Combination ran on well at Epsom last time although took an age to get going. He will run a fair race her although at restricted odds there may be better selections.

Shaayeq is fancied in the market and with a few Group entries is worth noting. The downside is that Tregoning doesn't have the best win rate on debut although his place averages are fair at 13/2 & less. It is never easy giving experience and especially on a turning track. I would keep on eye on this juvenile for the future.

Cuts Both Ways didn't achieve much on debut and this step up in distance will help. These Spence-owned horses can often need the run so improvement could be seen with this two-year-old today. Cole has an excellent win rate with his juveniles priced 13/2 & less on their second start and if falling into this price guide would be of interest.

Sheer Force is an interesting runner simply because I get the feeling Knight likes this juvenile. His run at Goodwood was rather indifferent pulling very hard and having no chance thereafter. This 7f will help but he needs to settle.

A number of these have a chance especially if fancied in the betting guide (Cuts Both Ways at 13/2 & less) & Sheer Force are most interesting at fair odds.

A watching race.

Race review: 'Lethal Combination had to battle to win this from the outsider Resuscitator who's an attractive juvenile. Certainly a juvenile to give his trainer a positive start to her career. Shaayeq is a strong sort and will improve for this experience. Sheer Force was slightly keen and ran wide which didn't help his cause. Probably better suited by softer ground.'