Friday 9 April 2010

4:35 Lingfield

A restricted auction race over 5f. (10th April)

Richard Hannon got off to a flying start with a winner on the first day of the season when Takeaway won well at Kempton. Shewalksinbeauty wouldn't have to have the greatest level of ability to play a big role in this limited race. A good draw and owned by Mrs J Wood, who has many winners with Hannon, this filly will probably go off a short priced favourite. It is never easy to win on debut and this daughter of Byron will need to be professional to cope with this turning track.

Sir Lunchalott is one of the more interesting juveniles and only one of two colts in the field. A cheap purchase at only £1,000 this son of Pastoral Pursuits ran in the Brocklesby on debut. He looked inexperienced that day and ran on without being hard ridden. Moore's juveniles feature much better statistics on their seconds starts and this is certainly an easiest test than Doncaster. Connections will be hoping that experience sees him well today.

It is worth noting that Fit For Purpose, Crazy In Love & Hannah Cann have all been entered to run in a Selling race, which may be a negative.

Stacey was another cheap purchase and her trainer, Jean-Rene Auvray, has only trained a handful of two-year-olds over the last few seasons.

Andrew Haynes is a capable trainer and his recent winner at Folkestone, Novabridge, will certainly give a line to other juveniles in their string. The jockey booking of Amy Baker suggests Stunning In Purple may need the experience today.

Mini Bon Bon is worth noting in the betting as Alan Bailey features quite good statistics on debut when his juveniles are relatively short prices.

Patrick Morris can often have his juveniles ready on debut although Celtic Anu has a wide draw which may be a disadvantage.

This race shouldn't take much winning and a number of these will be contesting Selling class before long. Shewalksinbeauty, Sir Lunchalott and Mini Bon Bon (if backed) are the most likely contenders.

A watching race.