Sunday 9 May 2010

4:00 Wolverhampton

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

A few of these have shown an element of ability although the form looks weak or remains unproven.

Belle Royale is a willing sort and Brisbourne a talented trainer. After a fair second in a claiming race, this bay filly looked to be stepping up in class at Yarmouth and consequently went off at big odds. That was a restricted race and the form could be on the weak side with a big priced winner, trained by Paul Cole, and the field strung out. This doesn't look much better and at least this two-year-old runs a consistent race which indicates it should at least reach the frame.

Stunning In Purple is a similar type with a couple of runs under her belt and unlucky not to have won. She is capable of winning at this level but, again, is prone to finding one too good.

The form of the Ripon race in which Vienna Woods finished 4th has taken a few knocks. Haslam's juvenile went off unfancied that day and after being completely outpaced ran on well, looking to have a chance of winning, before tiring in the last furlong. Another juvenile that to all purposes has a similar profile to many of the form horses.

Probably the most interesting horse in the race is Lenjawi Pride. This bay filly has some size and scope about her. After showing good speed at Pontefract, Dascombe's charge struggled to finish the race but managed a place. The stable seems to be turning a corner, and if this filly was in need of the run on debut, a big price that day could have been an indicator, then a strong performance could be on the cards. The wide draw is not ideal, however, in a poor race, and a speedy type, Kingscote is likely to have this juvenile challenging for the lead. At a relatively short price, Dascombe has very good win and place statistics for this type of race.

Other races:
2:10 Brighton
2:20 Redcar
5:40 Windsor