Sunday 25 April 2010

5:10 Windsor

A restricted fillies' auction maiden over 5f. (26th April)

Quite a large field of cheap purchases and little depth.

Style And Panache ran well on debut although beaten a shade comfortably by Arctic Feeling who is a capable juvenile. Evans two-year-old went off a short price for a stakes race on her next start and slightly disappointed when beaten by two of Evans runners that day. This race shouldn't take much winning and there is little doubt Style And Panache will travel well with experience on side. It is difficult to rate the form of the previous races and probably an ordinary juvenile - but one with a chance here. There may be a concern over her willingness as this daughter of Trans Island saves a little for herself, however, this is a good opportunity to gain a win.

Richard Hannon has been firing in the winners but a number of his latest runners have disappointed bringing some balance to his statistics. The Sydney Arms is one of the more expensive types. It is never straightforward to establish who is on the first string with Hannon but money is always an encouraging sign considering the many form lines and talented juveniles in their care. The stable does well at Windsor but winning on debut is never an easy task.

John Fretwell had a nice winner at Leicester the other day and Electric Waves is one to consider as McMahon is a very consistent trainer who features a fair place rate on debut.

The betting will be of interest, however, a number of trainers hold poor win rates on debut and this field is likely to be strung out very quickly. Style And Panache will not get too many easier chances than this but it may be wise to play careful here if a short price because she does have her own ideas about racing and if pressed may falter.