Thursday 31 March 2011

2:20 Leicester (31st March) - Result

A restricted median auction maiden for colts & fillies over 5f 2y.  This doesn't look the most competitive of heats. An open race that is difficult to call.

Jack Who's He comes from David Evans stable and one of the better 2yo trainers here. This son of Red Club is the most expensive of a cheap lot costing £9,000 as a yearling. Evans had the first two-year-old winner of the season, so they should have a line to this ones ability. If backed it would be encouraging.

Bill Turner is always noted as an early season trainer but can be rather hit and miss with his youngsters. Dougie Boy is already a gelding. He is relatively fancied on the exchanges, which is a positive. Turner's juveniles are usually fit and well prepared for their debut and that can be a huge advantage.

Gay Kellaway knows how to train a two-year-old horse to win on debut and Waybuloo, a bay filly by Balmont, is one for the shortlist. She originally had two declared for this race - the other with Jamie Spencer booked to ride. Whether that is a negative to this filly's chance only time will tell. A positive is that in the last few years her first 2yo runner has proven to have ability.

Alan McCabe sends out Dawn Lightning. His stable feature poor statistics for 2yo debutantes and unless heavily backed is probably best watched.

A difficult race to assess and a watching brief.