Sunday 16 May 2010

6:10 Windsor

An EBF maiden fillies' race over an extended 5f. (17th May)

Indian Narjes, trained by Mick Channon, ran in a five-horse race at Ffos Las on debut, when backed from 7/1 to 9/2. This daughter of Sleeping Indian was intially run off her feet due to inexperience but ran on with encouragement - not knocked about - suggesting she is capable of better. Jaber Abdullah's juveniles can often show significant improvement on their second start and this two-year-old comes here with a big chance.

Melodize ran here on debut, in a race that is working out well. She once again showed ability when second at Catterick, although hung under pressure in the final furlong. This compact filly is the type to get on with the race and her experience should allow her to sit handy for much of this contest. It is difficult to assess the level of form as the third had shown little when contending a stakes race on debut. Having run in two auction races, in theory this is a step up in class. And through a form line with Style And Panache, Indian Narjes has the betting of Muir's juvenile. On paper a second to First Class Favour looks a fair effort, and it may well be, although I still have slight concerns that the form is unproven.

Of the unraced, the majority come from trainers which are not renowned for two-year-old winners or they generally need the run.

Clive Brittain has hit form of late and Masaya is one to note on breeding costing 140,000 gns. With declarations for Goodwood and Sandown, it is interesting that she has taken this race. The betting will be a fair indicator of her chances. However, it will be a good performance to win this on debut.

Millyluvstobouggie was a cheap buy as a £1,000 yearling and may be something of a bargain buy considering she is a half-sister to Wellington Fair who is owned by Ken Lock Racing and trained by Cox. That gelding ran at Windsor on debut and although a little bit quirky, he managed to win at two. This daughter of Tobougg has been entered to run at Sandown which is a sign of encouragement and Cox is capable of winning on debut, featuring a fair place rate, too. The most interesting point is the booking of Richard Hughes who rarely rides for the stable but features a good win rate.

Koha is worth noting for the future. This two-year-old cost 85,000 gns and must be the most expensive juvenile Dean Ivory has trained.

Other races:
2:00 Bath
2:40 Wolverhampton
6:30 Leicester
6:40 Windsor