Saturday 15 August 2009

1:50 Newmarket (15th August)

A maiden 0ver 6f for colts and fillies.

Rakaan has been contesting at a high level and this drop in class should see a big run. His last effort once again in a Group race shows he is capable of winning a maiden although you have to wonder if all these races have taken the edge of this juvenile.

On form Arabian Pride doesn't have the ability of the favourite but is a consistent sort and is likely to get on with things and make this a test. Simcock's juvenile has strong claims for a place and have a fighting chance of winning depending on the performance of the favourite.

Engulf is fancied in the betting at Haggis has a good place rate with his fancied debutantes but would need to be a serious talent to win this first time out.

The favourite will be tough to beat at best but Arabian Pride looks a fair each way bet.

A watching race.
Race review: 'This went pretty much as the write-up suggested with Arabian Pride taking advantage of the less than convincing Rakaan. Simcock's juvenile has a decent level of ability and deserved a win. P J McBride continues to do well with his two-year-olds this season with Granite Girl taking third place.'