Monday 26 April 2010

2:10 Yarmouth

A very restricted auction race over 5f. (27th April)

This looks an ideal opportunity for one of the form horses to gain their first win.

Emma's Gift ran an encouraging race on debut at Newmarket and to all purposes this is a drop in class. Feilden knows a good two-year-old (Spirit Of Sharjah) and she will be hopeful of a big race by this grey filly. The form of the Newmarket race is something of an unknown, however, it has been a very strong race in previous years and could well hide a number of winners.

Channon has made a slow start to the season with his juveniles but Master Macho is a progressive sort. This colt by Camacho didn't justify support on debut but ran better at Beverley, showing plenty of speed and a nice attitude. He was ridden with more restraint at Leicester and ran on well in what looked a fair race for this time of year. It is always a slight negative to see a juvenile appear so quickly after a run but he seems a sturdy type and connections must be keen to take their chance. In such a restricted race, it would be disappointing if this two-year-old couldn't run another big race.

Belle Royale ran with promise on debut and Brisbourn is a canny trainer. This race could be on a similar par to a claimer although in truth this opposition would appear stronger competition.

The betting will be a fair indicator of the unraced and being cheap purchases it makes having a level of ability all the more difficult. Blade Pirate is of some interest as Ryan is a capable trainer and done very well last season when combined with Michael Hills. If backed, it would be significant.

Emma's Gift and Master Macho set a fair level for this grade and will test the debutantes.

Other races:
5:35 Nottingham