Saturday 2 October 2010

Saturday's Thoughts

Lots of big sales races today - great to watch but difficult to win.

4:00 Redcar
Quite a large field for this maiden over 7f but not too many of interest. Dimension - a half-brother to Spacious - ran well on debut at Kempton in what looks a strong maiden and Fanshawe's colt is expected to improve a good deal on that initial performance. This Cheveley Park Stud representative has recently been entered to run in a Stakes race, which is an encouraging sign.

4:15 Newmarket
A tough-looking nursery and would need a decent price to bet. There was a lot to like about the performance of Song Of The Siren when 3rd over course and distance, just losing out to the talented Azrael. Balding's filly is only small but a wiry weasel and only going up 2lb for that run still keeps this daughter of With Approval on a handy mark and has each-way claims at a price (11/1). Whether she will handle the soft ground or not is a matter of debate but an interesting runner here. Wafeira is another that should be respected.

6:00 Wolverhampton
This looks a moderate maiden and a number of the fancied runners are limited. Vetvey looks vulnerable. Apollo D'negro has the best form on offer and will run a fair race but not really a horse to get too excited about. Cristaliyev seemed to struggle to last the 6f at Kempton after holding every chance. Boyle's two-year-old is likely to travel well but once again may falter towards the line although priced at 10/1 may have an each-way claim but you will need to cross your fingers in the final furlong. Missile Command wouldn't need to be up to much to win this in style although Haggis doesn't feature the best win rate on debut but if strongly fancied should be feared.

Today's races:
1:55 Newmarket
2:10 Redcar
2:25 Newmarket
2:35 Epsom
3:20 Redcar
3:50 Epsom
4:00 Redcar
4:15 Newmarket
6:00 Wolverhampton
6:30 Wolverhampton