Tuesday 13 April 2010

1:30 Beverley

Two divisions of this restricted auction race for colts and fillies over 5f on good ground. (14th April)

A race that shouldn't take much winning.

Mapping Time ran out an easy second at Southwell to Jamesway trained by Richard Fahey. The time of that race was markedly slower than the other two-year-old race on the card that day and to all ways of thinking it is difficult to assess the level of Tim Easterby's juvenile. On the plus side, this colt by Orientate wasn't best away and done well to not only get into the race but for a moment look to have a winning chance. Whether this individual has ability or not is a matter of opinion but at the tissue price I would rather watch and learn as the form is still to be proven.

Kevin Ryan had Daas Rite represented in the above mentioned (faster) division at Southwell but looked comprehensively outpaced by the first and second. The winner, Arctic Feeling, looks a capable juvenile, while the second was placed in a recent Stakes race although that could be considered a disappointing performance in ways. Daas Rite will need to do more today although this is certainly an easier race than attempted on debut. It is worth noting that this bay gelding was one of three entrants for his trainer to run in the Brocklesby. Ryan has quite good statistics for his juveniles on their second start when relatively fancied in the betting.

Richard Fahey has form lines with the likely favourites here so could, in theory, hold the aces, however, it should be noted that Glenns Princess has been entered for a Claiming race, which on the face of it would seem to be a negative. I would certainly tread carefully with this juvenile and not jump in too early if taking a price as this cheap purchase by Needwood Blade could well drift in the betting.

The majority of other trainers do not appeal, although in such a limited race it wouldn't be the greatest surprise to see an unfashionable trainer gain a win. Lovat Lane represents Eve Johnson Houghton. This cheap buy is one of the more likelier types, especially if backed.

A poor-looking race with two form horses who will be trying to take advantage of this opportunity. Glenns Princess has a question mark regarding the Claiming entry and it may pay to play a waiting game if fancying her chances.

Bet: 0.5pt EW DAAS RITE (4/1) 5th

Comment: 'A disappointing run from Daas Rite. After being none too well away, and then finding himself in a bumping match he didn't finish with any great zeal. This was a statistical bet rather than a form pick and they are generally very consistent. The race analysis was pretty accurate so it is additionally disappointing that Ryan's juvenile couldn't manage a place at least.'

Other races:
2:25 Newmarket
2:35 Beverley