Saturday 29 May 2010

2:10 Beverley

A median auction for colts and fillies over 5f.

Nigel Tinkler has done well with his juveniles this season and a number have gone close to winning on debut. Last Destination, a gelding by Dubai Destination, ran a sterling race at Beverley, a heat that is working out quite well with the third and fourth going on to win next time out. Tinkler's youngster has the beating of Blind Stag on that form, however, Midgley's runner went off at a tremendous speed on that occasion and some pundits felt they may have gone too fast. Although Tinkler doesn't seem to have much luck as a trainer at times, Last Destination is a leading candidate for this.

Through a form line with Galtymore Lad, Ice Trooper looks to have little chance with Last Destination. Stubbs is a canny trainer and her juveniles can often improve for the run and she features healthy place statistics on second start with all her juveniles. If backed, this gelding by Ice Man may progress from that initial start.

Philharmonic Hall is a relatively cheap purchase but Fahey is such a capable trainer with a plethora of talented juveniles that he must be respected, especially if well backed.

Mark Johnston does well at Beverley but his two-year-olds have shown little this season and certainly a trainer I would rather watch than bet at present.

Stevie Bee Party has been entered for a selling race, which doesn't inspire much confidence.

Ladies Are Forever is worth noting as Oldroyd does well with his allegiance with Reg Bond and it is a positive that this filly by Monsieur Bond was entered to run in the Hilary Needler Listed race at Beverley. It is difficult to assess the likely fitness of this runner as Oldroyd has poor statistics on debut and generally a trainer that does much better with his youngsters on their second start. Probably one to watch for today unless backed.

Other races:
3:40 Beverley
4:10 Haydock
4:30 Newmarket