Wednesday 28 October 2009

28th October

1:10 Nottingham
A half competitive maiden for colts and geldings over this extended mile. Palio Square ran well last time in a stakes event, plugging on well after looking inexperienced, and will appreciate this extra furlong - one of the main contenders for this. Pytheas has been consistent bar one disappointment but seems to be struggling to gain that first win. One horse that may be of interest at a price is Hail Bold Chief. This colt didn't achieve a great deal on debut, however, Alan Swinbank is a talented trainer and his juveniles can be transformed from their first to second run. Clearly, this son of Dynaformer will have to attain a fair level of ability to win this but it wouldn't be the biggest surprise to see this two-year-old improve on that initial performance and show greater promise today.

BET: 1/2PTEW Hail Bold Chief (available at 20/1+) (5th)