Wednesday 14 April 2010

7:10 Kempton

A restricted auction maiden for colts and fillies over 5f. (15th April)

The Richard Hannon Midas touch continues after yesterday's impressive victory by Retainer (2:25 Newmarket) made it five wins from five. Looksmart is a relatively cheap purchase but the way the stable is running at present it would be realistic to consider a big run. (NR)

Mirror Lad is an interesting juvenile. You would consider that Dascombe had good reason to enter this colt for the Brocklesby and to start one of the co-favourites could well indicate that more was expected on debut. The betting will probably be the best guide to his chances today. The trainer features good win and place statistics on second start with relatively fancied runners and it wouldn't be a surprise to see a better performance.

Ivan's A Star ran creditable at Ffos Las last time when running-on for third. A sturdy type, he once again got off to a slow start and still looked a touch inexperienced. The form isn't brilliant but this doesn't look the strongest of races and Moore's colt is likely to make the most of his two races although it wouldn't pay for him to be slow from the stalls. Pick A Little beat Ivan's A Star on debut, however, I would favour Moore's juvenile.

Of those making their debut, Ruby Alexander comes from a stable that has fair place averages for juveniles on their racecourse bow. The wide draw is a concern and this youngster will need to forward to race against more experienced individuals.

A watching race.

Other races:
1:50 Newmarket
2:00 Ripon