Sunday 30 August 2009

30th August

A quiet day's racing.

2:20 Yarmouth
A fillies' maiden over 6f. Decorative has a few Group race entries and fancied to run well today. The Jarvis/Robinson combo has to be respected and the shorter the price of this juvenile the greater its chances of winning. Jarvis doesn't have the greatest win rate on debut and his two-year-olds often improve with racing so more of a watching horse for me. Wishbone didn't have any luck on debut when badly hampered which finished her chances that day. The form of that race isn't great so improvement is needed. Subtefuge was beaten in effortless fashion by Marine Spirit. Battlemaiden will appreciate this drop in distance after running well until tiring in the final furlong at Newmarket. A funny race to assess with the unraced Decorative needing to be forward and have ability, Wishbone being unproven and Subtefuge and Battlemaiden showing a glimmer of ability. If I had to stick my neck out, I would go with the form horses here.

2:35 Beverley
This doesn't look the best of races. No particular interest other than seeing how Ting Ting goes for Tom Tate. He has a number of juveniles owned by Mrs Fitri Hay and no doubt one or two of hers will have ability. This filly cost $180,000 and Tate features a decent win and place rate on debut.