Wednesday 12 May 2010

2:30 Salisbury

A maiden over 5f consisting of colts and two fillies. (13th May)

Foghorn Leghorn has shown the best form when running out a creditable third at Doncaster. This colt by Medicean is quite small and compact. He looked pretty fit for his bow and it wouldn't be wise to consider great improvement from that initial start. The form would suggest Chapple-Hyam's two-year-old can win a race. However, this could turn out to be stiff contest with a number of talented trainers with representatives. In addition, Chapple-Hyam doesn't have the most spectacular statistics with relatively short priced juveniles on their second start. Certainly one of the main contenders but may find one too good. It is worth noting that Alan Munro was originally booked to ride this horse but has chosen to take a single ride at York.

On first thoughts there doesn't seem much to enthuse about the running of Milldown Magic at Goodwood. It is interesting that this chestnut colt was a relatively short price that day (13/2), which may be a sign of encouragement. The most notable factor for this individual is that Millman often does well here when juveniles are making their second start. It wouldn't be the biggest surprise to see a much improved performance although on the face of it the form doesn't inspire.

Of those making their debut, Reckless Reward and Emilio Largo come from stables that often have their juveniles fighting fit. This is a course that Beckett has enjoyed notable success with a number of classy types.

Black moth is a nicely bred colt and cost 55,000gns. This juvenile is one of a handful entered for the Phoenix Group 1 (IRE). Meehan is capable of training a winning debutant although the majority of his two-year-olds improve for the run.

This is a comment which applies to Henry Candy and Dinkum Diamond and Mi Regalo trained by Andrew Balding. The later rarely has juveniles win at double figure prices on debut. Both trainers feature much better statistics on their second starts.

Other races:
4:20 York
5:45 Newmarket