Thursday 22 July 2010

1:50 Bath

A very restricted auction race over this extended 5f (161y).

This should be an ideal opportunity for Fantasy Fry to gain his first win. A progressive, and attractive colt by Avonbridge, this bay was given a little too much to do last time at Bath and finished well but all to late and in many ways an unlucky loser. The majority of the field look pretty poor and Morrison's two-year-old is improving with each run and will be primed today.

The main opposition is likely to come from Mick Channon's Rigolleto and familiar colours of owners Box 41. A 28,000gns yearling by Ad Valorem, this two-year-old wouldn't have to be talented to win this on debut although it will be a stiff task against juveniles with experience. Channon doesn't have a very high strike rate with juveniles on their first start and a number to have run at Bath seem to come on particularly for the outing often slow from the stalls. It will be interesting to see whether this colt follows a similar pattern today. Box 41 are lucky owners and the majority of their two-year-olds go on to win at some level but inexperience can be costly at this track and more of a watching brief.

Thomas Tompion should be noted in the betting and if substantially backed expect a big run.

Other races:
2:10 Sandown
2:20 Bath
3:20 Sandown
6:50 Doncaster
7:05 Folkestone
7:15 Epsom