Thursday 29 April 2010

2:10 Lingfield

A fillies' maiden over 5f where a low draw can be a distinct advantage. (30th April)

Of those with form Phoebs ran well on her Newmarket debut. That form took a knock with the running of Emma's Gift at Yarmouth, however, there will be winners come from that first contest. Trained by the son of the late Terry Mills, it would be no surprise to see this daughter of Where Or When run a big race. The draw is far from ideal and a step up to 6f will no doubt be on the cards. Terry Mills was a superb trainer and it would be fitting to see this juvenile win on the all-weather, a course he had much success.

The Hannon winning spree has not abated and a recent tidy success by Bahceli at Pontefract gives good reason to take note of Jambo Bibi. This filly by Iffraaj cost 40,000 guineas and is certainly worth due consideration, although breeding suggests a stiffer test may be more suitable.

Clive Brittain has a large string of juveniles, specifically owned by Saeed Manana, and his two-year-olds are racing much earlier than normal (probably due to the increased numbers). Those to have raced so far have been rather disappointing with a number running poorly at relatively short prices. Breedj has been give a stakes race entry, which is a sign of confidence, although I would be very cautious backing his debutantes at present because they seem to be struggling and many look in need of the experience.

Russian Ice didn't show a great deal of ability at Windsor but Dean Ivory has a fair place rate on the all-weather and his juveniles can spring a surprise or two at speculative odds.

The majority of those yet to race are from stables that often give their juveniles easy introductions.

Other races:
2:50 Lingfield