Saturday 23 April 2011

2:30 Musselburgh (23rd April) - Result

An EBF maiden over 5f for colts and fillies.

Quite good prize money on offer with £5,181 up for grabs.

Alejandro is the horse to beat after running a clear second to the talented Queen's Revenge. Fahey's colt done little wrong on debut - a determined type who will make the most of that initial experience. A good-looking son of Dark Angel, this professional youngster holds Almond Branches and Kodiac King. 

Richard Hannon makes a rare journey to Musselburgh, which may be a significant factor to chances of Mr Majeika. Owner, Dougie McKay had My Son Max win at today's Nottingham meeting this time last year and this 55,000euro purchase has been entered to run in a stakes race which is a sign of confidence. It would take a fair performance to beat Alejandro on debut but this colt is one for the shortlist.

Drummoyn has a couple of noteworthy engagements including the Phoenix Stakes (Group 1). Not best drawn in stall one, Johnston's better juveniles usually start to race in May. The betting is the best guide to this colts chances. At present, he is quite weak on the exchanges and if priced over 7/1 has no more than an average win rate on debut. A trainer who has less and less natural 5f sprint juveniles, this youngster may be better over further and a horse I would rather watch today. 

Alejandro will be hard to beat.

HCE: ''Alejandro was pressed at the furlong pole but ran on well to beat Almond Branches.''