Wednesday 28 July 2010

4:35 Goodwood

A maiden fillies' race over 6f.

Not much form to go on here.

Royalorien ran well on debut when 2nd at Nottingham. This bay filly by Royal Applause was inexperienced that day and always struggling to go the pace but flew home at the finish and unlucky not to win. That looked a decent race and Knight should find more improvement and inexperience will be a plus. This is likely to be a more competitive race but that initial run will put Royalorien in a good position for another big run.

Brian Meehan' two-year-olds are in much better form and Brevity is fancied in the betting which is an encouraging sign. It is interesting that Dwyer was originally booked to ride Royalorien but may be obliged to take this mount. Meehan's juveniles generally come on for the run and he doesn't feature the greatest win rate on debut.

Ed Dunlop and Kieren Fallon have been a winning team this year with their two-year-olds and probably reason why Sharnberry has ben backed on the exchanges. This daughter of Shamardal cost 120,000gns as a yearling and one of the more likely debutantes. However, it is never easy to win on a race course bow.

Another debutante worth noting is the Hannon representative owned by Mrs J Wood who must be one of the luckiest owners going with a string of talented two-year-olds. This 110,000gns purchase should be respected and one for the short list.

Bet: 4:35 Goodwood - Royalorien 1PTEW (4/1) Unp
Comment: 'Never seemed to be travelling and hanging from the start. Little doubt Knight's two-year-old disappointed as she has ability but far from ideal.'

Other races:
2:00 Redcar
2:45 Goodwood
6:10 Leicester
6:55 Sandown
7:45 Leicester