Thursday 26 August 2010

Friday Preview

Just a quick note regarding the 3:30 Newmarket (Friday) which sees a number of exciting juveniles from our Group-entered list, pinpointing some of the better two-year-olds in training. This Newmarket maiden features no less than four entrants from a field of nineteen runners: Utley, Tanjung Agas, Mantoba and Deny.

Here is a little more information about each of these juveniles:

A bay colt owned by George Strawbridge and half-brother to high-class miler Rainbow View. The dam No Matter What was a winner of three of her six starts, including a Group 1. Utley has entries for the Royal Lodge (Group 2), Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1) and Racing Post Trophy (Group 1). Gosden features a respectable win rate with his fancied debutantes and this juvenile has good place claims.

Tanjung Agas
This bay colt, a son of Montjeu out of a dam Najmati who is a sister to Khelefy. Owned by H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah, this two-year-old cost 250,000gns. With entries for many of the top-class races, including the Royal Lodge (Group 2), Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1) and Racing Post Trophy (Group 1) this debutante has the hallmark of one of Jarvis' better two-year-olds. Jarvis is one of the most talented trainers and his youngsters are usually primed to run a big race.

A chestnut colt by Mr Greely, this 150,00gns buy could be another star of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing. With Stoute's two-year-olds in fine form, this Royal Lodge entrant is worthy of note. Sir Michael Stoute rarely has winners priced over 13/2 on debut and they often improve for racing.

Mantoba (Non runner)
Brian Meehan has been in fine form with his two-year-olds and the likes of Waiter's Dream illustrate the merit of this talented trainer. This relatively cheaply purchased youngster cost 52,000gns and owned by The Sangster Family (Manton Racing Partnership). A multiple group entrant, Meehan's juveniles often improve significantly for the experience and this youngster will be primed to run a big race on his second start.