Tuesday 30 July 2013

4:15 Goodwood (31st July) Free Horse Racing Tips

A Maiden Fillies' Stakes over 6f on good to soft ground. A purse of nearly £13,000 for the victor sees a number of talents take their chance in this thirteen-strong field. Henry Candy is a class trainer and he knows how to buy exceptional horses for very little money. Often he has sold them to eager patrons but Valonia didn't slip through his fingers. This chestnut daughter of Three Valleys is a good, strong two-year-old, a real stamp of a horse, especially for the fairer sex. Candy purchased this juvenile at the yearling sales for 5,500gns. He could quite easily sell her before this race for 100,000gns. It speaks well that he sticks rather than twists and confronts the opposition today. She may have been a 33/1 shot when making her debut over 6f at Newmarket but there was little wrong with that display. Always up with the pace, she would have pressed the winner if her jockey had resorted to a battle of the whips. However, this astute trainer puts his horses first and a enjoyable racing experience was the order of the day. To finish half a length behind Qawaasem (who went close at Listed class next start) beating Oriel by more than two lengths was about a good a debut as you get. There should be improvement to come and a high draw gives a prime opportunity to show her worth. Make no mistake, this is a strong race but Valonia is worth an each way bet if prices allow.