Tuesday 6 April 2010

2:20 Nottingham

A small Stakes race of fillies and two colts over this 5f on soft ground. (7th April)

Never the easiest of races to judge and the testing ground will probably have this field strung out by the line.

Takeaway ran well on debut when joint favourite and won with authority. A decent-looking colt, he travelled like a winner turning the home bend and could progress with racing.

David Evans has his string very forward and his three representatives have shown ability. Little Libretto went off at 66/1 for the Brocklesby and wasn't disgraced. Style And Panache ran a cracking race on debut when held by Fahey's Arctic Feeling, which looks a decent juvenile. This filly by Trans Island didn't show any signs of inexperience that day at Southwell and connections must have been surprised they didn't collect with the third toiling some distance behind. Gannon was originally booked to ride Style And Panache but either chose Bajan Bullet or Jamie Spencer was given the nod. Bajan Bullet holds Wotsthehurry on their running at Lingfield and Gannon's mount was storming home at the finish after running very wide for most of the race. All of Evans' juveniles here are interesting in their own right and the betting is probably the best insight to their respective chances.

Galtymore Lad is worth watching, however, Channon's win rate on debut is not that impressive and it will be a stiff task to win this on debut. (NR)

A watching race.