Saturday 8 August 2009

4:10 Newmarket (8th August)

A potentially competitive maiden fillies' race over 7f.

A selection of unraced with many successful trainers represented, many with Group race entries.

Both Duty And Destiny & Emirates Hill have shown an element of ability and set a fair standard for this maiden and both could progress from here. The former would be of interest if 13/2 & less as Meehan has a very good win and place rate on their second start.

Of the unraced, Sir Michael Stoute fields Tabassum. This filly by Nayef is well bred and certainly one of interest. The downside is that Stoute's juveniles are often under priced and he doesn't have the greatest win rate on debut.

Desert Liaison comes from Noseda's stable and a trainer who always does well with his two-year-olds. Quite fancied in the betting, this Group-entered filly by Dansili is a likely type to run well.

A difficult race to assess in ways, although a number of fair juveniles may come from this race. Duty & Destiny is of interest if starting at 13/2 & less. I get the feeling Desert Liaison will run a big race too.

A watching race.

Race review: 'A comfortable win for Tabassum trained by Michael Stoute. Always travelling well, this filly made her way home without any fear of defeat. She can go on from this and will no doubt be contesting at a higher level and may prove to be a talent. There was certainly much to live about the way she won this race. Even though the likes of Huroof and Meeznah were not so far behind in truth they never really figured until late on beating Meehan's Duty And Destiny who tried to challenge the winner but had little to offer in the closing stages and was run out of a place.'