Wednesday 26 August 2009

2:20 Catterick (26th August)

A very restricted auction race and many of these will be desperate to steal a win.

Bronze Beau doesn't lack for speed and this gelding probably ran his best race last time at Thirsk. Stubbs are a capable stable and this two-year-old should go close today.

Glen Shiel ran ok on debut. However, the form of that race looks weak and improvement is needed.

At her best My Mandy would take all the beating but she has hit a plateau and may be on the edge of regressing. William's filly has an element of speed and runs thereabouts but it just doesn't seem good enough to win. Not without a hope and holds place claims.

Goodbye Earl is up and down like a yo-yo. He is another who could have strong claims at his best but you never know what to expect with this character. He has had plenty of chances without winning and you have to wonder why today will be any different. The plus is that Eaves is riding.

A tricky race. Bronze Beau and My Mandy are likely to be the best of a poor lot but it will be good to see one of these get that elusive win.

A watching race.

Race review: 'A result that spoke volumes for many of these - a limited bunch with a number who just cannot attain their previous best form. Midgley has done well with his juveniles this year, especially in lower grade races, and Camacho Flyer led all the way with the first-time visor employed today. A run away success, he always had a healthy lead over Glen Shiel who was one of few to run on. Bronze Beau was always thereabout but couldn't do much more.'