Friday 17 September 2010

Friday's Thoughts

A busy day with eighteen two-year-old races - the most in any one day since the start of the season.

2:25 Newmarket
Plenty of money for Godolphin's Khawlah - who was fancied on debut but lost her chance after a slow start. The debutante Highest has been well supported for the in-form Gosden yard. Choral has improved with the step up to a mile and that was a fair race at Kempton where Hannon's youngster finished 2nd and has place claims at a price. 8/1 4th

Bet: 2:25 Newmarket - Choral 1PTEW (8/1) 4th

Comment: 'A good run at Kempton last time however Hughs gave this filly a terrible ride today, which defied logic.'

3:35 Newmarket
A competitive nursery. Azrael is a decent juvenile and McCabe will have this son of Makbul primed for today and although a tough race has an each-way chance. 8/1 1st

5:20 Newmarket
A big field for this auction race and a few talented juveniles. Fulgar is fancied to run a big race. Rain Mac was slow away on debut and looked very inexperienced when a 7/2 shot. The betting suggests this bay colt has ability but he will need to be much wiser today. Halfsin is a lovely-looking colt and he ran on well under a considerate ride from Moore in what looked a fair maiden on debut. Far from an easy race to win but another with place claims and likely to improve a good deal for that first start. 6/1 2nd

Bet: 5:20 Newmarket - Halfsin 1PTEW (6/1) 2nd

Comment: 'A fair juvenile and ran a great race beating the favourite but not quite the ability of the Gosden two-year-old.'

Today's races:
1:30 Newbury
1:50 Newmarket
2:00 Newbury
2:10 Ayr
2:25 Newmarket
2:45 Ayr
3:00 Newmarket
3:35 Newmarket
3:45 Newbury
3:55 Ayr
4:10 Newmarket
4:20 Newbury
4:45 Newmarket
5:20 Newmarket
5:50 Wolverhampton
5:55 Newmarket
6:20 Wolverhampton
6:50 Wolverhampton