Wednesday 13 April 2011

2:25 Newmarket (13th April)

A stakes race over 5f featuring two previous winners.

Experience will be a big advantage to those who have raced.

Jack Who's He ran well on debut in what was probably an average race. Evans colt by Red Clubs is an attractive, athletic colt and ran on with enthusiasm at Leicester to win with ease. Jack Who's He is certainly capable of being competitive at stakes level but it is difficult to assess how he will fair against today's opposition. At the prices, I would rather watch and learn a little more. On form, this youngster is the horse to beat.

Bill Turner knows the time of day with his two year olds and The Dancing Lord is a sizable colt who looks straightforward. The form of his debut has been franked and he had little problem winning at Folkestone. He has a fair level of speed, however, the race at Folkestone was pretty poor and most of the opposition will be racing at plating class, which hardly inspires confidence. After seemingly running his race on debut, The Dancing Lord may struggle against this competitive field.

Richard Hannon got off the mark with his first two-year-old winner at Windsor with Lord Of The Shadows. Tell Dad is the interesting horse in this field and potentially the one to bustle-up the previous winners. Having said that, he has to prove he is a talented juvenile because beating experienced juveniles, which have a winning level of ability will be no easy task. I generally view such horses with the quote: 'Let them prove they have ability'. Considering Hannon won this race last year, that this colt cost 72,000gns & owned by Andrew Tinkler, they are all positives. Tell Dad is in receipt of 7lb from the winners, which gives a handy advantage, however, Hannon's representative will need to be fit, ready & talented to win.

Of the others, Phil McEntee often goes well with the first juvenile of the season. But even with Fallon in the saddle it would be a surprise to see Chillie Billie win.

Sabusa has race experience but may be outpaced in the early stages. This bay colt is a battling type and if he can keep tabs on the field may run on in the latter stages but unlikely to trouble the major hopes.

Watching brief.

HCE: ''Jack Who's He battled to hold the late charge of Tell Dad, who seemed to be travelling with ease at the furlong pole. Chillie Billie is held in some regard by McEntee and it was a positive to hear Fallon had been to the stables to ride this youngster.''

Full result (click) 

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