Thursday 23 August 2012

1:20 Newmarket (24th August) Free Horse Racing Tips

A Maiden Fillies' Stakes over 7f on good to firm ground.

William Jarvis' two-year-old runners have been quiet this season but Raskova may bring a smile to the face of this talented trainer. This American-bred daughter of Henrythenavigator was an expensive yearling purchase at 130,000gns. There was good money for this youngster when making her debut at Yarmouth. However, she drifted markedly in the betting just before the off, which suggested this April foal was in need of the experience. Her performance indicated this point: a slow start, pushed along in rear, before running on in the closing stages. That was a fair maiden and connections were pleased with what they saw. The key point is that she needs this extra furlong. Clearly this was a point of contention as Raskova was originally entered for the Lowther Stakes (Group 2), which could be a significant pointer hinting that ambitious plans are in mind. This trip will be ideal. That initial experience should make all the difference against a number of debutantes and I would expect a big run. A sound each way, especially if strongly fancied in the betting.