Thursday 10 June 2010

2:00 Newbury

A maiden for colts and geldings over this extended 6f.

Mahmood Al Zarooni has started his career for Godolphin on a positive note and his two-year-olds have shown ability. Dortmund, a 100,000gns son of Dubawi ran a great race on debut, narrowly losing out to odds-on shot Rerouted in a maiden at Haydock. The 5th Arabian Star has since run a respectable race. This bay colt should progress from that initial experience and must have strong claims here.

Another son of Dubawi with claims is Welsh Dancer. Seemingly second string for a valuable maiden at Ascot, Hannon's representative ran on with real purpose that day and could well have won with further. Stepping up in distance looks a positive move and this two-year-old comes from a race that has found a number of winners.

Trade Storm is quite a big colt and very much a galloper, not one to do anything in a hurry, but shown ability last time at Nottinghan when outpointed by Planet Waves. The 4th and 5th have since won with ease (Roayh and Excelebration) but both ran down the centre of the course, which seemed much slower than the stands' rails and neither were at their best that day so it would be unwise to consider Trade Storm is to that level. Gallaghers' two-year-old sets a basic standard of form and has place claims but may find a couple of these too good.

Of the unraced, Red Presence is worth noting for Tom Dascombe as he features a decent strike rate with fancied juveniles on debut. This chestnut colt by Redback cost 52,000euros and could be fit and ready. Owners, The Folly Racers, found success with Orpen Grey last year as a capable two-year-old with Dascombe, and this youngster could run a big race if fancied in the betting.

The betting will dictate the chances of many of the debutantes.

Other races:
2:20 Nottingham
7:20 Haydock